A friend, Stephen Shapiro, has just released Personality Poker (Penguin/Portfolio). It is an engaging and insightful read with a fun interactive twist.
Personality Poker is unique, not only because it raises insightful and counterintuitive perspectives, but it comes with a deck of innovation personality cards that makes determining ones personality style (or that of an entire team) both interactive, fun and easy.
Some of my favorite insights from the book are:
- Why the person you like the least is the one you need the most
· How your greatest strength can limit your success
· Why homogenous teams are more efficient, but end up limiting innovation
…and it is packed with useful information whether you are a Fortune 500 business or a solopreneur.
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Stephen Shapiro is one of the foremost authorities on innovation culture, collaboration and open innovation and has personally touched hundreds of thousands of lives spanning the globe throughout nearly 40 countries. While Stephen’s insights apply to virtually any organization, big or small, he has contributed to shifting the innovation culture for such fortune 500 organization such as Staples, GE, BP, Johnson & Johnson, Fidelity Investments, Pearson Education, Nestlé, and Bristol-Myers Squibb. Over the years, Shapiro has shared his innovative philosophy in books such as 24/7 Innovation and The Little Book of BIG Innovation Ideas and has been featured in New York Times, Newsweek, O- The Oprah Magazine and Investors Business Daily. As the founder and creator of a 20,000 person internal innovation practice within Accenture, and consultant to thousands of organizations worldwide, Stephen possesses a rare and extensive arsenal of tools allowing him to arm any organization with the knowledge they need to shift their most threatening challenges. His latest creation Personality Poker, has been used by more than 25,000 people around the world to create high-performing innovation teams. In addition to being an advisor, speaker, and author on innovation, he serves as the Chief Innovation Evangelist for InnoCentive, a pioneer in the burgeoning field of open innovation.