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Idea Hunter: How to Find the Best Ideas and Make Them Happen

Andy Boynton, Bill Fischer

In this myth-busting book, the authors reveal that great business ideas do not spring from innate creativity, or necessarily from the brilliant minds of people. Rather, great ideas come to those who are in the habit of looking for great ideas all around them, all the time.

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Publisher: Jossey-Bass
Publish Date: 04/26/2011
Pages: 177
ISBN-13: 9780470767764
ISBN-10: 0470767766
Language: English

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December 22, 2011

Over the course of this week, we will be introducing, by category, the candidates for the 2011 800-CEO-READ Business Book Awards. Even though only one of the candidates can win the big prize, good business books deserve an audience, and perhaps one on this list will be the winning book. . READ FULL DESCRIPTION

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A different way of discovering and developing the best businessideas

Jack Welch once said, "Someone, somewhere has a better idea." Inthis myth-busting book, the authors reveal that great businessideas do not spring from innate creativity, or necessarily from thebrilliant minds of people. Rather, great ideas come to those whoare in the habit of looking for great ideas all around them, allthe time. Too often, people fall into the trap of thinking that theonly worthwhile idea is a thoroughly original one. Idea Huntersknow better. They understand that valuable ideas are already outthere, waiting to be found - and not just in the usual places.

  • Shows how to expand your capacity to find and develop winningbusiness ideas
  • Explains why ideas are a critical asset for every manager andprofessional, not just for those who do "creative"
  • Reveals how to seek out and select the ideas that best serveyour purposes and goals and define who you are, as aprofessional
  • Offers practical tips on how to master the everyday habits ofan Idea Hunter, which include cultivating great conversations

The book is filled with illustrative accounts of successful IdeaHunters and stories from thriving "idea" companies. Warren Buffet, Walt Disney, Thomas Edison, Mary Kay Ash, Twitter, and PixarAnimation Studios are among the many profiled.

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