By Craig Hickman

A compelling novel of industrial intrigue, suspense, and transformation from a significantly acclaimed authorIn a thrilling departure from his writing on management, company tradition, and strategic swap, Craig Hickman, the writer of such titles as growing Excellence and brain of a supervisor, Soul of a pace-setter, supplies us a compelling story of company intrigue and innovation. A suspenseful enterprise novel that engages the reader on each dramatic point whereas instructing very important classes on how you can be a more beneficial innovator and artistic problem-solver, An Innovator's story makes a speciality of the pains and tribulations of a newly promoted vice chairman who has been thrust right into a global of company turnaround, duplicity, and espionage. Readers research via her instance as she discovers and applies 4 varied degrees and 5 serious phases of innovation, whereas suffering to comprise containing the wear performed by means of stolen enterprise secrets and techniques, desktop hacking, and high-level corporation officials who're now not particularly what they appear to be.

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Four hours later, Platt’s team exited the headquarters building on Beverly Boulevard without finding a single bug. What they did find, however, as Taylor was informed later that night, were in-house Internet servers and e-mail systems with grossly inadequate security—meaning that a nominally sophisticated hacker could easily gain access to the computer and e-mail files of anybody in the company. “Most companies don’t realize how vulnerable they are to e-mail espionage,” Tom said as he spoke to Taylor over her home phone line, which his people had already checked and found clean.

He’s been angry at me and the company since I blocked his promotion to director. He works for the Information Technology department but he’s assigned to support New Product Development, so he really had two bosses—me and Fred Erickson. People who work with him complain that they can’t trust him because he shades the truth. He’s not a team player, but he has superb technical skills. He installed and currently maintains the company’s e-mail system and Internet servers. That’s what worries me. He has access to a lot of inside information.

A heavy silence hung in the air. Nathan Goodrich had been a lifetime friend of the Carter family’s, and he knew that everyone in the room considered him to be a man of loyalty and integrity. He’d been in the trenches building this company with Charlie for over 30 years and what he said mattered. Mark Carter finally spoke. “You know we agree with you Nathan, but the longer we wait, the more we risk. We could lose everything our father worked for. He wanted his grandchildren and their children to benefit from his legacy and that’s what we’re trying to protect.

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