How Stella Saved the Farm

  • by Vijay Govindarajan, Chris Trimble
  • Narrated by Ari Fliakos
  • 2 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

How Stella Saved the Farm is a simple parable about making innovation happen. Written by the authors of the New York Times best-selling 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.
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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innovation truths in a silly package

this is a childrens' book for very bright 7 year olds who what to run a business, lemonade stand anyone?
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- DS

average book for business

This book is an ok book for at starting conversations but, in practice has little application. it's supposed to be a parable only and provide businesses relatable scenarios. however, this book does nothing but create an atmosphere of deciding which employee is which character in the book. this book discussed ideas creation and working with other departments but, it didn't touch on the hardest part, failing ideas and administrative decision making that cause departments to realign or do without certain resources. overall a very average book.
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- Kyle P.

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-12-2013
  • Publisher: Macmillan Audio