The true heartbeat of competitive advantage is learning … the ability to "live the learning" in real time, apply that learning to drive exceptional performance, and teach that application to others. Russell Sarder, our most passionate CEO of Learning, understands this because he has lived it in his business and in his life. Building an Innovative Learning Organization takes us deep into the heartbeat of learning to deliver greater value for our businesses while we grow greater value within ourselves.
Building an Innovative Learning Organization takes the best experiences and expertise from leading practitioners and makes them available to everyone. This book encompasses valuable insights from leaders who have built highly successful learning organizations [and] sustained them through complex, turbulent times.
Innovative people are at odds with the unspoken dictum of so many companies that "it is better to do nothing than do something wrong." [But] without continuous innovation, organizations are doomed to failure. [Our] challenge is how to learn from our innovations and innovate responsibly. Russell explores these issues in an eloquent and innovative way.
Russell Sarder's passion for learning oozes off every page of Building an Innovative Learning Organization. I am confident that the book will change millions of lives for the better by inspiring countless numbers of CEOs to embrace learning as a primary corporate value and engage young people through learning programs predicated on meaningful internships, apprenticeships, and mentorships.
To succeed in today's turbo-charged environment, organizations must innovatively learn. Sarder's book incorporates the best ideas of leaders from around the world and skillfully crafts them into a highly practical narrative that enables readers to build their own innovative learning organizations. This book will become a classic.
Russell Sarder is an American business magnate, author, and CEO of NetCom Learning. Under his leadership, NetCom Learning has become a multimillion-dollar business. In 2008 and 2011, Inc 5000 Magazine listed NetCom Learning as one of the fastest growing private companies in the USA.
A thought leader in the training industry, Sarder is the author of Learning: Steps to Becoming a Passionate Lifelong Learner and Effective Learning Methods: How to develop the most effective learning method. He has been featured in Yahoo Finance, CNBC, Daily News and the New York Times; his television appearances include CBS Market Watch, and NY1.
Sarder is also a business practitioner and mentor for MBA students and alumni at Columbia University.
Sarder was a winner of the 2011 Top Ten Asian American Business Awards and 50 Outstanding Asian Americans in Businesses. He is also the Chairman and CEO of Sarder Inc., a holding company that includes NetCom Learning, LearningGG, LearningCMS, Sarder Learning, Ebiz9, Technology and Training magazine, and other smaller companies. Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, and CISCO CEO John Chambers have contributed to his technology magazine.