April 18, 2007

News & Opinion: Orbiting the Giant Hairball in Song

By: 800-CEO-READ @ 7:33 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

I remember far too well my college classes and assignments. Some could be a bit crazy. We did one presentation in a soap opera, drama style and another through a photo montage. So I can appreciate Bob Sutton's homework assignment. He recently co-taught a Stanford class--Innovation and Implementation in Large Organizations. One of the books they read was Orbiting the Giant Hairball (love this book). The final assignment was to create a video depiction of what they learned.
From those instructions and a little help from Gordon MacKenzie, Gus--one singing sensation of a student--produced this piano piece and song. Feel free to sing along with the chorus: "my organization has turned into a hairball...I need to get back to orbit." La di da di da.
Bob: Is there a free spot in your next class?