The book comes highly recommended by Dinner Lab Founder and CEO Brian Bordainick, who says it is “a great read on utilizing resources and creativity.”
Our creative geniuses the fountainhead of originality. It fires our compulsion to evolve. It inspires us to challenge norms. Creative genius is about flying to new heights on untested wings. Is about the danger of crashing. It is amorphous, magical, unmeasurable and unpredictable.
A summary from Amazon.com:
Creativity is crucial to business success. But too often, even the most innovative organization quickly becomes a “giant hairball”—a tangled, impenetrable mass of rules, traditions and systems, all based on what worked in the past—that exercises an inexorable pull into mediocrity.
Author Gordon McKenzie worked at Hallmark Cards for 30 years, many of which he spent inspiring his colleagues to slip the bonds of “corporate normalcy” and rise to orbit—to a mode of dreaming, daring and doing above and beyond the rubber-stamp confines of the administrative mind-set. In his deeply funny book, which is illustrated in full color, he shares the story of his own professional evolution, together with lessons on awakening and fostering creative genius.
Originally self-published and considered a business “cult classic,” this personally empowering and entertaining look at the intersection between human creativity and the bottom line is considered a must-read for any manager looking for new ways to invigorate employees and professionals who want to achieve their best, most self-expressive, most creative and fulfilling work.
Orbiting the Giant Hairball: A Corporate Fool’s Guide to Surviving with Grace is available at Amazon.com.