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    innovation. wisdom. Leadership.

    Connect Them All and You Can Accomplish Anything!

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    "Becoming an entrepreneur…through enlightenment - how "mindfulness" can transform your business."
    - Fortune/CNN Money

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    "Provides True Framework."
    - Entrepreneur

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    "One conversation with Faisal Hoque and you understand why his new book - Everything Connects is powerful."
    - Center for Creative Leadership

Everything Connects


One of the "12 Business Books You Will Need to Read in 2014"

- Adam Grant, Professor at the Wharton School. Best Selling Author of Give and Take, a New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller

"Management guru, Faisal Hoque, explains how "mindfulness" can transform your business." - Fortune/CNN Money

"The focus on mindfulness in Everything Connects sets it apart to traditional type-A thinking." - Fast Company

"Success in Business Comes When Everything Connects" - Forbes

The constant cascade of new technologies and social changes are creating a more empowered population. Workforces are increasingly dispersed, demanding of self-expression, and quite possibly disengaged. Within this topsy-turvy context, leaders must spark creativity, drive innovation, and ensure sustainability.

Using real-life practical experiences, serial entrepreneur and thought leader Faisal Hoque with journalist Drake Baer, defines a personal and professional playbook that shows how to:

  • Holistically connect the when and what with who you are

  • Inspire and lead inside and outside of your organization

  • Generate ideas, grounded decisions, and long-burning value

Part philosophy, part business, and part history, in Everything Connects, you’ll learn from the wisdom of 2500 year old Eastern philosophies and the interconnected insights of Leonardo da Vinci. Couple that with Fortune 100 corporate cross pollination for creativity and startup thinking for how to adapt with ease, and you have Everything Connects. This isn’t just a quick fix for your next financial quarter; this is how you succeed in the long run.

It is your step-by-step guide for working with yourself and others.

  • Introduction

    Renaming Roles


    When, Who, and How Are You?

    Chapter 1: Understanding When, What, and Who We Are
    Chapter 2: Mindful Experience, Authentic self
    Chapter 3: What We Talk About When We Talk About Working Together
    Chapter 4: Long-Term Plans, Dynamic Present


    Personal Experiences, Shared Cultures, and Other Rhythms

  • Chapter 5: Structures of Innovation
    Chapter 6: Performing Innovation
    Chapter 7: Leading, Sustaining, and Other Ways to Grow


    Flowing Ideas, Grounded Decisions, and Long-Burning Value

  • Chapter 8: Creating Constant Creation
    Chapter 9: Blueprinting Decisions
    Chapter 10: When Value Becomes Long Term

  • Publisher
  • McGraww Hill
    1 edition (February 21, 2014)

  • Authors
  • Faisal Hoque and Drake Baer

  • Language


  • ISBN-10


  • ISBN-13


Sneak PeEk...


Beginner's Mind

Chapter 1


Chapter 2

Life's Pursuit

Chapter 4


Chapter 8

Creativity, Innovation

Chapter 10

Driving Value

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In this age of Creativity, Innovation, and Sustainability, how do we constantly LEAD and TRANSFORM?
Find out in the new book Everything Connects (McGraw Hill, February 2014)


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"The underlying architecture of our success, is the knowledge that everything connects.”

Highlighted Reviews

"By marrying the power of creativity and innovation, there is very little we can’t accomplish. Everything Connects shows where and how this is happening and inspires us to join in this new era."

- Professor Mohammed Yunus
Nobel Laureate & Founder of Grameen Bank


"...it's a fun, inspiring and fast-paced read. Put it at the top of your list."
- Customer Review on Amazon


"Everything Connects shows why sustainable innovation begins with you–yes, you."

- Dr. Vijay Govindarajan
Professor, Tuck at Dartmouth & Author of New York Times & WSJ Best Seller Reverse Innovation


"Must Read For Entrepreneurs"
- Customer Review on Amazon

"Everything Connects is as much about business as it is about life."

- Dr. Marshall Goldsmith
New York Times Best Selling Author & the #1 Leadership Thinker in the World (Thinker’s 50/HBR)


"…take a journey that may truly change you and the people you lead."
- Customer Review on Amazon


"Brilliant! This book helps connect the dots in ways you’ve never imagined. It’s full of powerful and useful ideas on how to unleash innovation in your organization."

- Frank Sonnenberg
Best-Selling Author, Managing with a Conscience, Former Head of Marketing, Ernst & Young’s Management Consulting Group. Top 100 Thought Leaders in America


"...a roadmap for how to adapt in the new "connective" world in which we work, play and interact."
- Customer Review on Amazon



Faisal Hoque Entrepreneur & Author

Serial entrepreneur, thought leader, and author, Faisal Hoque is the founder of SHADOKA and other companies. Shadoka Enables Entrepreneurship, Growth, and Social Impact. Author of several books, his newest book is Everything Connects – How to Transform and Lead in the Age of Creativity, Innovation and Sustainability (McGraw Hill, Spring 2014). Formerly of GE and other global brands, he regularly contributes to Fast Company and Huffington Post. His work has also appeared in the Wall Street JournalBusinessWeekForbes, and Leadership Excellence among other publications.

The editors of Ziff-Davis Enterprise named him as one of the Top 100 Most Influential People in Technology alongside leading entrepreneurs such as Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, Michael Dell, Larry Page, and others. Trust Across America-Trust Around the World (TAA-TWA) named him one of the Top 100 Thought Leaders alongside global leaders such as Bill George, Tony Hsieh, Doug Conant, Howard Schultz, and others.

Follow him @faisal_hoque or visit faisalhoque.com.

Drake Baer Journalist Drake Baer is a journalist living in Brooklyn. He covers the way people work and finds that the subject is endless. Drake is a staff writer for Fast Company and one of the most-trafficked authors on its web site. He covers many aspects work culture: the oft-overlapping topics of productivity, organizational psychology, career planning, management, and leadership.

As part of those reporting efforts, Drake has been privileged to interview some of the finest entrepreneurial minds currently working, including Phil Libin of Evernote, Adam Pisoni of Yammer, Mike McCue of Flipboard, Gentry Underwood of Mailbox, Omer Perchik of Any.DO, Alexa von Tobel of LearnVest, Nihal Mehta of LocalResponse, and Hilary Mason of Bitly. As well, he has interviewed a range of thought leaders, including Clay Christensen, Nassim Taleb, Eric Ries, Tim Ferriss, and Bob Pozen.

Before settling in New York City, Drake spent years abroad. He lived in Prague and Seoul and then made a long, wending way home through China, Nepal, India, Turkey, and Continental Europe. That was his first circumnavigation. He is eager to make another.

Follow him @drake_baer or at fastcompany.com.

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For more information visit www.faisalhoque.com

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