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Orbiting the Giant Hairball

A Corporate Fool's Guide to Surviving with Grace

Gordon MacKenzie

Creativity is crucial to business success. But too often, even the most innovative organization quickly becomes a "giant hairball"--a tangled, impenetrable mass of rules, traditions, and systems, all based on what worked in the past--that exercises an inexorable pull into mediocrity. Gordon McKenzie worked at Hallmark Cards for thirty years, many o...
Publish Date
April 1
First Published in 1996
Goodreads rating
Sep 26, 2021
My favorite creativity book? So many choices! I love @francescagino's and @steingreenberg's stuff. My top pick:"Orbiting the Giant Hairball" by the late Gordon McKenzie, the "creative paradox" at Hallmark. His spirit, stories, and wisdom are irresistible      source
Jan 18, 2021
Good book! Glad you survived the primitive tech @matt_perez - I’m grappling with one of those glued together paper things right now too - Four (+1) Studios by Ann Pendleton-Jullian, which is excellent.      source