Everything Connects connects a myriad of ideas on innovation, organization, leadership, creative destruction, motivation and sustainability. Faisal Hoque & Drake Baer throw in examples from history (e.g. Leonardo da Vinci), modern businesses (Yammer, Amazon, UPS), while mixing it with mindfulness, the book’s common denominator. Combined with a loose, somehow not that structured approach can keep you puzzled or distract at times. The avid reader of modern business and management books will come across the ideas of Daniel Pink (motivation), Adam Grant (give & take), Schumpeter (creative destruction) once again. The authors push to embed Buddhism’s mindfulness and other spiritual themes into your business practice to invoke more creativity in this connected world, and find some peace of mind in this fast paced society full of disengagement and dispersed work teams. The book’s core message can be summarized in: Think of your origins, lead & inspire, add value to society.
About the authors
Faisal Hoque is the founder of MiND2MiND Exchange, B2B ForeSight, and other companies. He is the author of several books and regularly contributes to Fast Company and Huffington Post. Formerly of GE and other global brands, Hoque’s work has also appeared in The Wall Street Journal, BusinessWeek, and Forbes. The editors of Ziff-Davis Enterprise named him one of the Top 100 Most Influential People in Technology. Follow him @faisal_hoque or visit faisalhoque.com.
Drake Baer is a contributing writer for Fast Company.