Monday, March 23, 2009

Mavericks At Work

Here are some thoughts from Mavericks at Work that may be helpful to you. The authors quote many executives.

"We didn't get here by playing by the rules of the game. We got here by setting the rules of the game."
Chris Albrecht, HBO President

"What I realize now is that you can never, ever take your eye off the customer." Mike McCue, Co-Founder, Tellme Networks

From the authors of Mavericks, William C. Taylor and Polly LaBarre

"Sometimes the innovators with the most compelling strategic twists choose to broadcast them with a whisper rather than a shout."


  1. Steve Forbes -"The real source of wealth and capital in this new era is not material things.. it is the human mind, the human spirit, the human imagination, and our faith in the future."


  2. I read that innovators "take action before they have to" meaning they don't believe in or wait for fate,destiny, chance or luck. And they are more interested in what is effective than in what is easy- I believe that is why HBO is a trendsetter and will continue to be.......