One of the great incentives to subscribe to Soundview Executive Book Summaries is the monthly installment of Soundview’s Author Insight Series. Each short, revealing mp3 provides executives with additional insights about many of the books summarized by Soundview. The best part is that executives get to hear fresh information directly from the author.
Here is a sampling of some memorable moments from the first half of 2011:
“One of the best ways to seed an opportunity is to allow someone to discover the opportunity for him- or herself.” – Greg McKeown, co-author Multipliers.
“At the end of the day, it doesn’t matter how good your PowerPoint slides are or your strategy or concept. What it really comes down to is your team. How motivated and willing are they to reinvent your organization and how much do they understand the evolving consumer need?” – Jeremy Gutsche, author Exploiting Chaos.
“People will envy you to the extent that you start out with a group of people and you rise up the organization faster than them. Get over what your peers are thinking about you because your peers are also your competitors.” – Jeffrey Pfeffer, author Power.
“I think that the opportunity is so big for companies to engage [in real-time] and frankly there’s so few that actually do, that when a company does engage in real time, people really sit up and notice.” – David Meerman Scott, author Real-Time Marketing & PR.
“The conditions that managers deplore the most about managing were created, maintained and enforced by managers acting as ‘management,’ the honor guard of the corporate organism.” – Stan Slap, author Bury My Heart at Conference Room B.
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