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The Necessity of Strangers: The Intriguing Truth About Insight, Innovation, and Success

The Necessity of Strangers:The Intriguing Truth About Insight, Innovation, and Success

Alan S. Gregerman

Summarized October 2013


SKU: 10131

ISBN: 1118461304

Price: $12.50

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Summary Description

Most people assume that success relies on a network of close friends and contacts, but what if this isn't the case?  What if the real key to new thinking and action is strangers?

Our summary of The Necessity of Strangers, by Alan S. Gregerman, offers the provocative idea that engaging with strangers who are often very different than you is an opportunity, not a threat.  Strangers challenge you to look at yourself, the challenges you face, and the world around you with fresh eyes and a sense of new possibilities.  Engaging with the right strangers is essential to unlocking your real potential.

Gregerman is a consultant to leading organizations in the United States and around the world.  He is the award-winning author of two previous books, Surrounded by Geniuses and Lessons from the Sandbox, and his work and ideas have been featured on NPR, CNN, ABC News, and Fox News, as well as in Businessweek and many other publications.

To stay competitive, you and your organization need access to more new ideas, insights, and perspectives than ever before.  This summary will explain how strangers can help you innovate in ways that matter, build remarkable teams and energize workplaces, and achieve genuine collaboration.  It also shows how to develop a more open and stranger-centric mindset that can enable you to develop new markets, build stronger customer relationships, create more worthwhile partnerships, and become a more effective leader.

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