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The Opposable Mind: How Successful Leaders…
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The Opposable Mind: How Successful Leaders Win Through Integrative…

by Roger L. Martin

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The title and the concept held such promise, but really there is one single idea - innovation is sometimes achieved by combining seemingly opposing idea to occupy previously unseen market space.

The same idea is spun out for a whole book, it was a disappointment. ( )
  canalrat | Oct 3, 2008 |
This book is pppaaaiiinnnffffuuulllll to read. I have a deadline to read it for a bookclub meeting with the author, but it is quite the slug to get through it. ( )
  EvaCatHerder | Jun 17, 2008 |
This book is pppaaaiiinnnffffuuulllll to read. I have a deadline to read it for a bookclub meeting with the author, but it is quite the slug to get through it. ( )
  EvaCatHerder | Jun 17, 2008 |
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"In this insightful book, Roger Martin shows that brilliant leaders are skilled at integrative thinking - the ability to hold two opposing ideas in their minds at once, and then reach a synthesis that contains elements of both but improves on each." "Drawing on stories of leaders as diverse as A. G. Lafley of Procter & Gamble and Bob Young of Red Hat Software, Martin shows how, by refusing to accept unpleasant trade-offs and conventional options, integrative thinkers are able to find creative solutions to seemingly intractable problems."--Book cover.… (more)

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