Makers is a keeper. It is not riveting, but it is a book that stimulates thought. It would be a great 'read' for a study on innovation and change.
Easy to follow - well explained when the stories might have been foreign to the reader's experience.
From Bolts to Bytes
Worth your time unless you are looking strictly for entertainment!
Yes. I have listened to parts several times and intend to go through the entire work again. The review of history tells how we once revered the strong, silent, 'get it done' business leader, then how we migrated to seeing the hand shaking, smiling, easy-to-talk-with kind of person as the better leader. Author Cain parallels the thinking style of each and makes a case for outgoing and quiet types to work in unity to the betterment of our business and society.
The history is excellent. The insights stimulate one's imagination. The celebration of those who are quiet and listening instead of speaking up (in the classroom, in committee meetings, in strategic planning conferences, in politics, elsewhere) might allow us to re-evaluate how we chose/elect leaders...and with a nod to the quiet ones, how we might become more innovative in our ways of managing things.
Consider what has happened in schools - for both the kids and adults. We grade on classroom/online forum participation and thereby reward the extroverts. Yet we love the stories of the introvert who goes home to the quiet and develops a whole new approach to a problem - think the the famous 'geeks' who sketch and experiment late into the wee hours, formulating the plans for new devices and apps! Can we create equity for them in public forums such as in educational venues? How about in public leadership?
One of a kind!
Not a book of scenes. Loved many parts - the views from various disciplines were valuable.
It made me get the author's TEDTalk and visit her website. I am using her material as a reference in working with business leaders and trainers.
Get it, read it, think deeply. Do you see a place for the resurgence of the quiet ones as leaders in our businesses? Government? Educational settings? I do!
I'd like both, please! As a writer of notes in the margin, I would love a paper copy to add to the audio version. The Audible technology does not easily adapt to notes and markers and I hope to see upgrades that improve this aspect.
History of a killer in our midst - influenza. Although I had heard that it killed many people in 1917-1920, I did not know the story, nor did I recognize the pandemic - lives were lost world-wide. Further, the importance for the present decade was not strongly apparent until the end of this book.
This would be a great book for a book club or group studying organizational design. The politics of information and communication, and governmental/political power...the horror of mass death and family/town impact....the idea of infection control and social contact in every day activities...each of these themes could be followed with illustrations from this book.
This is not a book of scenes. But the life stories of scientists studying the source and progress of influenza was absorbing.
No - I listened and re-listened in chunks. Lots to comprehend!
An amazing piece. While I doubt my book club would find it entertaining, I would embrace the idea of having others to chat with about the message of this book.
Reviewing current information on leadership is always useful. I expected more from this treatise, however. My hope was to learn something new or at least up-dated.
For a person with limited leadership experience, this book could have value.
Tom is engaging as always.
No, don't imagine I would.
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