From Publishers Weekly
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"""The value that a world-class network of experts brings to a company, be it a fledgling entrepreneurship or large global organization, may mean the difference between failure and sustainable prosperity. This book introduces the concept of using Wisdom Networks as a differentiating asset. The authors clearly describe how to identify, build, and use Wisdom Networks to fill competency gaps, to provide insight, flexibility, and adaptability to change, and ultimately to compete successfully in a rapidly evolving world-economy."" -- E. Scott Russell, Managing Director, Diamondhead Ventures
""Whether by design or intuition, the authors of The Wisdom Network have incorporated cutting-edge theories of psychology into their book. They have captured and integrated the way human beings work naturally in groups into a model that will enhance and develop creativity, increase employee loyalty, decrease turnover, and ensure that corporations who use these concepts will become leaders in their fields."" -- Jennifer A. Scanlon, M.Ed., LCPC, Psychotherapist
""This book is outstanding! Steve and Melissa have provided a step-by-step guide to one of the most crucial challenges and opportunities businesses have--overcoming institutional inertia and silos to harness and focus the knowledge of their people. A must read for anyone interested in institutional growth and survival."" -- Jean K. FitzSimon, Senior VP and General Counsel, Whitehall Jewellers, Inc.
""As described in this book, effective wisdom networks can encourage talented specialists to interact broadly across functional boundaries to solve difficult problems, without special technology or high startup costs. The authors offer a way to move novel wisdom networks into mainstream management thinking, with a concise, step-wise approach that anticipates pitfalls and provides motivational hints.
Directed at top executives, and written in a simple, accessible style, the book can be used throughout the organization to guide and inform network participants and leaders."" -- Mark Eggleston, Director, Phillip Townsend Associates Inc."