The Red Rubber Ball at Work: Elevate Your Game Through the Hidden Power of Play

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  • Copyright: 2008-10-22
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
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How do you ignite creativity, problem solving, and risk taking to score big in business? According to bestselling author Kevin Carroll, it's child's play!Former 76ers athletic trainer Kevin Carroll, has turned his childhood passion for playing ball into a bestselling franchise. In this fun and thoughtful follow-up to his bestsellingRules of the Red Rubber Ball(2007), Carroll switches the playing field to the workplace,where innovation, motivation, engagement, and teamwork are the headline issues. Drawing on "play profiles" from thought leaders, change agents, and business leaders, heexplains how to bring a sense of play into the workplace to stimulate creativity, encourage risk-taking, achieve goals--and have a great time doing it.Fully illustrated, with 31 profiles of successful"players" including ESPN president George Bodenheimer, bestselling authors Seth Grodin and Malcolm Gladwell, FoodNetwork host Duff Goldman, South Bronx activist Majora Carter, renowned author Paulo Coehlo, and many others

Author Biography

Kevin Carroll is founder of the Katalyst.Consultancy and former Head.Athletic Trainer for the Philadelphia.76ers. He speaks fifty times a year.and consults with industry leaders.at Nike, Disney/ESPN, Gap/Old.Navy, Hasbro, Proctor And Gamble,.and Capital One.

Table of Contents

Forewordp. 1
Innovationp. 6
Seth Godin: Author/Speaker/Entrepreneurp. 10
Tom Kelley: General Manager, IDEOp. 13
Emily Crumpacker: Chef/Consultantp. 17
Majora Carter: Executive Director, Sustainable South Bronxp. 21
James McLurkin: Robotics Engineerp. 24
Andrew Zolli: Futurist/Founder, Z + Partnersp. 28
Carlos "Mare139" Rodriguez: Sculptor/Graffiti Artistp. 32
Purposeful Playp. 36
Resultsp. 40
Tinker Hatfield: Vice President Of Design And Special Projects, Nikep. 44
Marc Hacker: Designer And Architect, Rockwell Groupp. 47
Ryan Christensen: Entrepreneurp. 50
Ivy Ross: Executive Vice President of Marketing, Gap Inc., North Americap. 54
Hendrik Mamorare: Cardiac Surgeon, Walter Sisulu Paediatric Cardiac Centre For Africap. 57
Purposeful Playp. 60
Teamworkp. 64
Irene Au: Director of User Experience, Googlep. 68
Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson: Actor/former Professional Wrestlerp. 71
Mel Young: Pounder, Homeless World Cupp. 75
Premal Shah: President, Kivap. 79
Larry Rosenstock: Founder And Chief Executive Officer, High Tech Highp. 82
Rebecca Van Dyck: Former Global Account Director, Wieden & Kennedyp. 85
Tito Llantada: Global Fellowship Team, Ashokap. 88
Purposeful Playp. 92
Leadershipp. 96
Delano Lewis: Business Leader/former U.S. Ambassador To South Africap. 100
George Bodenheimer: President, ESPNp. 104
Awista Ayub: Founder And Director, Afghan Youth Sports Exchangep. 108
Duff Goldman: Owner, Charm City Cakesp. 112
Glen Tullman: Chief Executive Officer, ALLSCRIPTSp. 116
Susan Engebrecht: Group Manager, Sales, Marketing And Development, Capitol One Auto Financingp. 119
Vicki Phillips: Director Of Education, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundationp. 122
Purposeful Playp. 126
Curiosityp. 130
Malcolm Gladwell: Authorp. 134
Sue Schaffner: Photographer, Girl Ray Photographyp. 137
Kurt Perschke: Artist, The Redball Projectp. 141
Ann Willoughby: Founder And President, Willoughby Design Groupp. 145
Tucker Viemeister: Creative Vice President Of Studio Red, Rockwell Groupp. 148
Maribel Lieberman: Founder, Maribelle Chocolatesp. 151
Paulo Coelho: Author/Alchemistp. 154
Purposeful Playp. 158
The Last Wordp. 162
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