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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.
©2013 Vijay Govindarajan and Chris Trimble (P)2013 Macmillan Audio
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By DS on 03-18-13

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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By John on 11-13-17

The Parable of Innovation!

A simple, yet effective, story of how to execute innovation in a existing business or enterprise. I loved the "Animal Farm" throwback. It was a nice touch. Illustrated and explained the concepts well, but for a more thorough, in-depth explanation go to "Beyond the Big Idea."
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