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Innovate Like Edison: The Success System of America's Greatest Inventor | [Michael Gelb]

Innovate Like Edison: The Success System of America's Greatest Inventor

Innovate Like Edison presents Edison's world-changing innovation methods as a cohesive, practical, and immediately applicable system. Based on three years of research, Innovate Like Edison offers listeners an in-depth view of Edison's comprehensive innovation approach - an analysis which has never previously been documented.
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Innovate Like Edison presents Edison's world-changing innovation methods as a cohesive, practical, and immediately applicable system. Based on three years of research, Innovate Like Edison offers listeners an in-depth view of Edison's comprehensive innovation approach - an analysis that has never previously been documented. Listeners will learn to apply Edison's Five Competencies of Innovation either to their work lives or their personal lives, following the timeless principles Edison used to generate his record-breaking 1,093 U.S. patents.

©2007 Michael J. Gelb; ©2007 Sarah Miller Calidcott; (P)2008 Listen & Live Audio, Inc.

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    Jeff Strathroy, ON, Canada 10-26-10
    Jeff Strathroy, ON, Canada 10-26-10 Member Since 2010
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    "Great Inspiration and Direction"

    I have the book and have read it twice, highlighted points through out, typed a summary and review it often but wanted to have it on audio to drill it's points into my memory better and not miss any points.
    I have allot of books on business, innovation, product development etc. and this book is my number one and recommend it to any creative entrepeneur/inventor.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    RealTruth Investor Relations, MN 12-24-14
    RealTruth Investor Relations, MN 12-24-14 Member Since 2011

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    "well done book"

    The authors wrote a well thought out book discussing the methods for some of the Edison labs' accomplishments. I only wish they would not have abridged the book for the audible version, however there is much to be gained by listening to the book, nonetheless.

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    Silverback 05-02-13
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    "Good Read on the Wizard of Menlo Park"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes


    What’s an idea from the book that you will remember?

    “I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work.”
    ― Thomas A. Edison


    Any additional comments?

    I enjoyed this book, it describes stories of Edison’s life and his method for success, perseverance, thinking, and idea creation. The book provides many practical and easy to use tools, exercises, and examples that anyone can use to enhance your creativity, entrepreneurial, and business sense.

    One thing I did not like about this book is that certain topics within the book seem to be introduced and then abruptly ended with little depth where as other subjects are covered in sufficient depth. This is likely due to the abridgment. It’s too bad Audible doesn’t have and unabridged version. I would probably give this book 5 stars if it were unabridged.

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