Orbiting The Giant Hairball

It is important stay connected to stay connected to the mission of your organization without getting caught up in the BS . . .

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I was thinking this evening about books and ideas that have inspired me to be creative and positive in my personal and work life.  I read a great book a few years back that I think could be inspirational to some of the talented people contributing great ideas to this collaboration:

http://www.amazon.com/Orbiting-Giant-Hairball-Corporate-Surviving/dp/0670879835

From the description:

Creativity is crucial to business success. But too often, even the most innovative organization quickly becomes a "giant hairball"--a tangled, impenetrable mass of rules, traditions, and systems, all based on what worked in the past--that exercises an inexorable pull into mediocrity. Gordon McKenzie worked at Hallmark Cards for thirty years, many of which he spent inspiring his colleagues to slip the bonds of Corporate Normalcy and rise to orbit--to a mode of dreaming, daring and doing above and beyond the rubber-stamp confines of the administrative mind-set. In his deeply funny book, exuberantly illustrated in full color, he shares the story of his own professional evolution, together with lessons on awakening and fostering creative genius.

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Ordered it. Done. Can't wait to read it & pass it on. Thank you!

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Awesome -  let me know what you think after you finish!