We, the authors of Collective Genius, want to give you an update on our book which has now been out for a year. We could not have written the book without the generosity of the leaders and teams at our many research sites, who graciously shared their time, insights, and stories. We thank them again and again. What they had to say resonates deeply with people across the globe!
Here are a few of the notable achievements from the past year:
- The Axiom Business Book Awards are the largest and most respected critical guidepost for business books in today’s new world of publishing. These prestigious and competitive awards are presented in 21 business categories and serve as the premier list to help readers discover new and innovative works. Collective Genius has been awarded the gold medal in the “Leadership” category of the 2104 Axiom Business Book Awards.
- Warren Bennis, who died last summer, was one of the world’s most influential thinkers on the topic of leadership. To honor Bennis’s legacy, Harvard Business Review and the USC Marshall School of Business, where Warren taught for three decades, jointly established the Warren Bennis Prize, which recognizes the best article on leadership each year in HBR. Our HBR article outlining Collective Genius’s key arguments was published in the June 2014 issue and won the first ever Warren Bennis Prize this year.
- Linda gave a TEDx talk about Collective Genius and it has had 1,200,000 views in just a few months since it went live on the TED website.
- Collective Genius has been translated into 4 languages with more to come, and has had 3 reprints.
Thank you so much for your interest in learning these important lessons about leadership for innovation.
Greg, Linda, Emily, Kent
PS: Here are two fun images from the international editions: Collective Genius in Latvian and in Japanese! Who knew that authors’ names get translated too?