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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Warren Bennis, Warren G. Bennis, Patricia Ward Biederman Narrator: Walter Dixon Publisher: Recorded Books: Gildan Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2011 ISBN: 9781596597396
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From Publishers Weekly University of Southern California business professor Bennis and Los Angeles Times reporter Biederman examine six "Great Groups" whose work affected and sometimes changed the modern world. They are the Disney organization and its animated films; the Xerox Corporation's Palo Alto Research Center, which designed the first user-friendly computer; the Clinton presidential campaign of 1992 for what the authors deem a remarkable victory; Lockheed's Skunk Works, where the U-2 spy plane and the Stealth bomber were developed; Black Mountain College in the foothills of North Carolina, which lasted only from 1933 to 1956 but attracted many major artists; and the Manhattan Project, whose scientists created the atomic bomb. All of these groups, the authors stress, consisted of enormously talented people with a sense of mission, who worked under a strong leader and were imbued with pragmatic optimism. Each segment is so well told that it has lessons for all. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Aimed at people suddenty entrusted with a corporate project that involves getting people to work together creatively, a skill rarely imparted at B-school…Smoothly written [and] perfectly targeted to the harried captain of industry.”

    New York Times Book Review

  • “Bottom line: A fascinating look at collaborative genius, as well as take-home lessons that may teach and inspire.”

    Training and Development

  • “The most riveting management book ever.”

    Global Business Network

  • Organizing Genius, the latest insightful and fascinating offering from Bennis and Biederman, reveals how there is rarely only one face to success. What may seem be be independent achievements are almost always a collection of extraordinarily interdependent minds.”

    Dr. Stephen Covey, author of The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People

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About the Narrator

Walter Dixon is a broadcast media veteran of more than twenty years’ experience with a background in theater and performing arts and voice work for commercials. After a career in public radio, he is now a full-time narrator with more than fifty audiobooks recorded in genres ranging from religion and politics to children’s stories.