Building a High-Performing Corporation Deserves Your Attention
It's not enough to be entrepreneurial, innovative, and generate great ideas. Those ideas need to be mobilized and commercialized through the machinery of a high-performing organization. Beyond Genius, Innovation & Luck lays out the architecture necessary to build and lead a competitive company in the 21st century. As McCarthy describes, it takes the same level of focus, passion, and investment to create a high-performing corporation as it does to be a leading innovator. And, both parts of the equation need to be tuned up and working together in order to sustain a competitive advantage.
What Executives Say about Beyond Genius, Innovation & Luck
"This extremely valuable book presents, in very clear language and simple terms, many lessons about managing 21st-century hi-tech corporations. It not only lays the groundwork for preventing many problems that companies face, but also presents practical, hands-on ways of dealing with them should they arise. The chapter on 'stakeholders' alone is well worth the price of admission. This book is a must read." -- Dr. Ike Nassi, Chief Scientist & Executive Vice President, SAP
"This book walks a potential leader through the minefield of driving an organization to maximize shareholder value while getting the best from the team--and gets them out alive on the other side. These methods are equally applicable to a start-up or a multi-national corporation. Unfortunately many failures could have been avoided had they had the benefit of understanding and implementing the guidance offered in Beyond Genius...Any progressive leader should read this book." -- Simon Williams, Senior Vice President, Metaswitch Networks
"Beyond Genius clearly outlines the necessary steps to build a high-performing company in order to successfully commercialize products and services. Every driver of a start-up venture must read this book." -- Marc S. Nehamkin, Founder, & David T. W. Liu, President, Northern California Venture Capital Association
"This is not just another academic management book. McCarthy has been in the trenches and zeroed in on the key aspects of building resilient organizations--something that challenges every innovator. If you can read only one book this year, this is the one to pick." -- Tod Nielsen, Co-President, VMware, Inc.
"Beyond Genius provides a comprehensive insight into the complex world of high-functioning companies and the leaders who create them. This is not a simplistic view, or random thoughts, but rather a methodical look at the mosaic of influences that impact organizations. The author's perspective comes from his practical professional experience and solid research. I highly recommend this book for those who aspire to lead effective companies." -- Jim Wiggett, CEO, Jackson Hole Group, LLC
"Allan has done a brilliant job of painting a new science of leadership. His book combines wisdom from previous gurus, and takes the leadership journey to a practical level in describing the 'how-to' to achieve results--and build a high-performing organization. This is a must read for all senior leaders." -- Carol Piras, Managing Partner, The Piras Group, LLC
Beyond Genius, Innovation & Luck, available on Amazon.com, paperback and eBook: http://www.amazon.com/beyond genius