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The Innovation Paradox : The Success of Failure, the Failure of Success Paperback – 20 Mar 1970

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  • Paperback: 148 pages
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster; Reprint edition (20 Mar. 1970)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9780743225939
  • ISBN-13: 978-0743225939
  • ASIN: 0743225937
  • Product Dimensions: 14 x 1 x 21.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 2.2 out of 5 stars 3 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,997,510 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Harlan Cleveland President Emeritus, World Academy of Art and Science Truth always seems to come in small paradoxical packages. This [one]...reveals the fusion of opposites as the essence of truth.

Jane Alexander Actress, author, and former Chairman, National Endowment for the Arts The authors make a clear case for understanding that failing precedes almost all great wins in our society....A valuable book for just about anyone in our competitive world.

Tom Peters I'm furious with Richard Farson and Ralph Keyes! They've written the book I always wanted to write.
This is the best management book I've read since Farson's last one, and doubtless the best I'll read until his next one. He is the master. Move over Drucker.

Richard Pollak The Nation A welcome antidote to the numbing conventional wisdom about what constitutes corporate success and failure. It shows how to make the business environment both vital and humane.

Michael Murphy Author of Golf in the Kingdom Promises to become a classic in the genre of modern wisdom literature.

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