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The People Equation by Deborah Perry Piscione and David Crawley

The People Equation

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The People Equation by Deborah Perry Piscione and David Crawley
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Apr 03, 2017 | ISBN 9781626566415

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“The future of work will look different and feel different than any time period prior. The People Equation provides an excellent road map on how organizations need to move now to succeed in the future.”
—Vivek Wadhwa, Distinguished Fellow, Carnegie Mellon University College of Engineering; syndicated columnist, Washington Post; and author of The Driver in the Driverless Car

The People Equation provides a framework for how companies might operate in a world where technology displaces jobs and innovation is paramount.”
—Lord Wei of Shoreditch, Chair, Future Strategy Board, Ninety Consulting

“The book is great in that The People Equation is about creating a structure and culture for people to be at their best and bring forth new ideas. While Deborah Perry Piscione and David Crawley target the book to business cultures, it is a telling message for society as a whole.”
—Barbara Corcoran, cohost of ABC’s Shark Tank

“Deborah Perry Piscione and David Crawley masterfully and simply fuse real work and Silicon Valley–style innovation with over one hundred years of research and accepted practice in HR to suggest how to lead organizations in the new fluid economy. Exponential developments in technology require a completely different workforce and organizational structure if existing companies are to survive and thrive. Perry Piscione and Crawley provide an excellent road map for both disruptive start-ups reaching scale and existing companies looking for new business models. It is a quick yet very powerful read that I recommend for anyone interested in innovation and leadership!”
—Bonny Simi, President, JetBlue Technology Ventures

The People Equation is a must-read for all leaders looking at their current strategy/status and wondering how they are ever going to be able to survive in the innovation economy.”
—US Representative Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Chairman Emeritus, House Foreign Affairs Committee

Table Of Contents


Introduction: Why People Matter 1

1 The Psychology of Innovation 23

2 The Process: Improvisational Innovation 41

3 The Inverted Organization 61

4 Risk-taking Leadership 81

5 The Corporate Culture of How 95

6 It only Takes One 109

7 Moving Beyond the Comfort Zone 121

8 The Art of the Ask 131

Epilogue: The Truth of Trust 145

Notes 159

Acknowledgments 165

Index 167

About the Authors 179

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