How Stella Saved the
Farm is a simple parable about making innovation happen. Written by the
authors of the New York Times
bestselling Reverse Innovation: Create
Far From Home, Win Everywhere, Vijay Govindarajan and Chris Trimble, the
story resonates in organizations of all types—public sector, private sector,
and social sector, from mammoth corporations to small organizations employing
just a few dozen people. The parable is about a farm in trouble. Bankruptcy, or
the grim prospect of being acquired by a hostile competitor, threaten. The farm
succeeds only if the team pulls together and innovates.
The main characters in the story—Stella, Deirdre, Bull, Mav,
Einstein, Rambo, Maisie, and Andrea—are all like people you know, maybe even
yourself. The tale includes an unexpected leadership challenge, an ambitious
call to action, a bold idea, countless internal obstacles and conflicts, fears,
joys, triumphs, and even a love interest.
It’s a story that can be enjoyed by anyone. In How Stella Saved the Farm delivers eight
simple lessons to guide innovation initiatives to success. It prepares business
leaders to avoid some of innovation’s most toxic myths, teaches how to build
the right kind of team, and shows how to learn quickly from experience.
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