- Hardcover: 288 pages
- Publisher: Collins Canada; First Edition edition (Oct. 9 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1443413186
- ISBN-13: 978-1443413183
- Product Dimensions: 14.3 x 2.5 x 21 cm
- Shipping Weight: 340 g
- Average Customer Review: 33 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #86,782 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
The Power Of Why Hardcover – Oct 9 2012
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"The Power of Why changes the way you think. It gives you a new perspective, one that leads to positive change. This is a truly great book."—David Chilton, author of The Wealthy Barber and The Wealthy Barber Returns
"Packed with insights, analysis, and examples drawn from a wide range of individuals and companies, The Power of Why will convince readers of the profound value of the spirit of curiosity."—Gretchen Rubin, author of The Happiness Project
"There are books filled with anecdotes about innovation or you can read academic theories about innovation. Neither get you very far. What Amanda has done is offer interesting stories that are linked together in a way that teaches us the theories and just how to innovate."—Clayton M. Christensen, Harvard Business School professor and author of How Will You Measure Your Life
"The ability of a company to innovate is critical for survival let alone growth and The Power of Why provides great insights into how individuals can transform organizations and industries. A great read on how to find success."—Gordon M. Nixon, President and CEO, RBC
"It is standard fare for political and economic commentators to bemoan Canada’s lack of innovation and productivity. It is also standard fare that they rarely provide answers beyond their statement of concern. Amanda Lang has done much more than that. Her insight into what sparks curiosity and how it is the foundation of innovation and improved productivity should give pause for thought to all of those whose interests run the range from early learning to venture capital. The Power of Why shows us a way to a higher quality of life and to a stronger economy."—The Right Honourable Paul Martin
"This is a lot more than a business book, it’s a life book. Just pick it up for ten minutes and you'll find yourself thinking in some exciting, new, and yes, innovative ways."—Peter Mansbridge, chief correspondent for CBC News
"The Power of Why is a compelling and superbly written book showing how Canada can and must support creativity, starting in our schools, to fuel innovation and positive change."—David Miller, former mayor of Toronto
"A wonderful book, The Power of Why demystifies the tricky subject of innovation. It is a must-read for all innovation policy types and every budding innovator."—Roger Martin, Dean, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto
About the Author
Amanda Lang is a bestselling author and an award-winning business journalist who has been covering business in North America for twenty years. She is the producer and anchor of Bloomberg North on Bloomberg TV Canada, and for six years Lang was CBC’s senior business correspondent, reporting for its flagship nightly news program, The National, as well as the host of The Exchange with Amanda Lang, a daily business program airing on CBC News Network. A popular speaker on the topics of business and economic trends, she lives in Toronto. Follow her on Twitter @AmandaLang.
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This book however is a collection of examples without specific indepth links back to how the company's went from their questioning to improving and inventing stages. She has followed a logical sequence from questioning through to inventing, but without engaging me.
The Canadian Tire example was probably the most detailed. But for instance the invention of Saw Stop lacked enough depth to inspire me.
The book has the format I just feel as though the author did not engage in her subject enough to make me interested in changing my habits to become more creative. Pity really because it could have and should have.
“The Power of Why” is entertaining, important, and useful all at once. It's a joy to read, and I highly recommend it.
Highly recommended whether you are a parent, an employee, an entrepreneur (especially!), a manager. Whatever your role, The Power of Why is enlightening!
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This isn't an earth-shattering book, these books rarely are, but it just might get you psyched up to start thinking about your life in more innovative ways. After all, as Lang makes clear, anybody can do it, if you take the time to learn how.
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