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

- Adam Grant, Professor at the Wharton School.


Entrepreneur (Middle East)

It actually provides true framework
As leadership books go, this one is unusual in that it doesn’t just trot out the usual tropes about setting examples, defining goals, and other lofty advice. It actually provides true framework to achieve exactly what the authors are proposing. Pick this one up when you want to challenge the champions of the old way of doing things, and perhaps encourage them to think in new ways.”


Fortune/CNN Money

Becoming an entrepreneur…through enlightenment
A Bangladesh-born management guru, Faisal Hoque, explains how "mindfulness" can transform your business. selects the most compelling short essays, anecdotes, and author interviews from "250 Words," a site developed by Simon & Schuster to explore the best new business books—wherever they may be published.


Women’s Leadership Success

Everything Connects, a Woman’s Career Guide to Professional & Personal Success (Podcast)
Sabrina Braham MA PCC interviews Faisal Hoque who shares an innovative way of connecting a women’s self-development, relationships and the success of her company. He shares ideas to inspire and lead inside and outside your organization.


Stu Taylor Radio show

If People Don’t Change, They Won’t Survive (Podcast)
Success or failure is a journey: what is today’s success is tomorrow’s failure and what is today’s failure is tomorrow’s success. Building up on a diversity of experiences is something that we all need to embrace if we want to succeed in the long run. No matter where you are in your path, do not look at it as a destination, look at it as a foundation for your next journey.


The American BazAar

Wells Fargo plans to lend $100 billion to small businesses by 2018
“There is absolutely no substitute for passion and authenticity,” Hoque said in summation of his remarks, telling future and current small business owners that being true to themselves and passionate about their ideas are ultimately what will lead them to success in the long run.


Inside Personal Growth

Everything Connects with Faisal Hoque (Podcast)
I personally have not found a book that is impactful as “Everything Connects” in showing us as humans how we can shift our thinking of business as a means to better ourselves and the world around us.



Q&A with Faisal Hoque, Author of Everything Connects
33voices recently sat down with Faisal Hoque, serial entrepreneur and author, to discuss how to transform and lead in the age of creativity, innovation, and sustainability.



Success in Business Comes When Everything Connects
The business world is a symphony of players and elements that only works when everything interconnects harmoniously. Continuous innovation and continuous learning are required for any sustained connection and success.


Skip Prichard Leadership Insights  

Everything Connects: An Interview with Faisal Hoque
We need to arrange our lives and our organizations in a way that leads to long-term value creation: surveying the subtle and not-so-subtle arts of idea generation, decision-making, and creating continuous value.


Huffington Post

12 Business Books You Will Need to Read in 2014
Everything Connects is among the 12 books with big implications for the world of work that are likely to make a splash in the coming year.


Enlarge. Excel. Evolve.

Everything Connects, A Book by Faisal Hoque & Drake Baer
“Everything Connects”, interesting title for a book, I must say. So when I came to know of this new book by Faisal Hoque & Drake Baer, I thought there must be an interesting story behind it too. I saw a mysterious story, and I wanted to solve the mystery as soon as possible.


Everything Connects: Lessons on Mindfulness with Thought Leader Faisal Hoque
In his book Everything Connects [McGraw Hill], Faisal speaks of how leadership is directly influenced by the practice of mindfulness and how creativity stems from the deep center of the authentic self.


 Smart Agency | Leadership Lessons

Everything Connects
When the authors say “everything” in the title, they mean it quite literally. This book is a great adventure that begins deep within the mind and makes pit stops in various boardrooms, cultures, religions, historical figures and events along the way. The tips included here are not one-and-done business-related growth ideas; rather, this text is a soup-to-nuts revolution starting with self. It’s fascinating, with shocking correlations throughout you never even knew existed. From fabulous writing to humor and sheer mental depth, the authors have woven a simply wonderful read.


 IEDP: Developing Leaders

Everything Connects
The connections that the authors allude to here are more profound than the just those between people and organizations – they are also about how one’s actions are intricately and inevitably related to one’s experiences and state of mind.



How Your Biases Make You Blind
“We best empathize with people—be they colleagues or customers—that we have some shared experience with. So if a company is homogenous in form, it will only be able to connect with a homogenous swathe of humans outside the organization—you’ll only be able to communicate with people who have the same hand on the elephant as you do. This leads to a lack of understanding of what value the customer wants. That misunderstanding is the seed of disruption, for the gap between the value you think your customers want and the value your customers actually want is precisely the space where a competitor can replace you.”


 Engaging Leader

Everything Connects | with Faisal Hoque (Podcast)
In this episode, Jesse and Faisal discuss how the more we understand the mental and emotional causes of innovation and creativity, the better we can lead ourselves and our team to make progress that matters.


 Center for Creative Leadership

Leading Inside and Out (571k pdf)
One conversation with Faisal Hoque and you understand why his new book - Everything Connects is powerful.


 250 Words: The Wisdom of Business Books  

250 Words by Simon and Schuster Interviews Faisal Hoque
Faisal Hoque talks with Sam McNerey about mindfulness, “deep level” diversity, and what it means to be creative.


 Coaching Tip: The Leadership Blog   

Creativity and Innovation Leadership: Connecting the Dots
Value creation, says Hoque, is "a continuous conversation between inside and outside. As individuals and as organizations, we need to devotedly cultivate resources in ourselves."



Everything Connects: Why Your Business Is Like a Nesting Doll
Faisal Hoque says organizational mindfulness can help you be aware of what’s happening inside and outside the people and organizations in your company, which can help you understand where connections can be made with the world – and your markets.

Interview: Entrepreneurship - Everything Connects
SmallBizLady (@smallbizchat), Melinda Emerson, interviews Faisal Hoque on entrepreneurship.


Reader Reviews

Must Read!!!

"Although Everything Connects is a business book, the basic premise of it is rooted in a non-western philosophical tradition. Throughout the book, Hoque highlights the necessity of identity development, and the importance of being mindful of the decisions we make. Mindfulness is embedded into every chapter of this book and is an act that will provide a catalyst for growth in many areas of life, especially when innovation is involved. Pick up Everything Connects if you need a resource to help you start transforming your work environment. You won’t be disappointed."
- Eric (Review on Amazon)


Using Connectivity to Spark Innovation

"Mindfulness is embedded into every chapter of this book and is an act that will provide a catalyst for growth in many areas of life, especially when innovation is involved. Pick up Everything Connects if you need a resource to help you start transforming your work environment. You won’t be disappointed." Read the review and watch a video review.
- Eric Clark, Educational Innovator


How to generate ideas, grounded decisions, and long-burning value

"In the 21st century, the businesses and leaders that succeed are a difficult mix of creativity and flexibility on the one hand, and long-burning value on the other hand. In their new book, Faisal Hoque and co-author Drake Baer explain how these seeming opposites are actually connected … in fact, everything is connected. And they explain how to make it happen, for you as a leader, and for your team." Read the entire review.
- Jesse Lahey (Review on Amazon)


A must read...

"Whether you are an intrapreneur or entrepreneur, authors Faisal Hoque and Drake Baer provide keen insight plus a roadmap for how to adapt in the new "connective" world in which we work, play and interact. Highly recommended as it's a fun, inspiring and fast-paced read. Put it at the top of your list."
- Susan McPherson (Review on Amazon)

 Everything Connects is a Must Read

"There are a million reasons why I love this book. It successfully captures the art and science of finding solutions in our increasingly busy and messy lives and it redefines what success really means. I especially appreciate its holistic approach to thriving personally and professionally. Faisal Hoque and Drake Baer do a terrific job weeding through neuroscience, philosophy, history, psychology and unearthing relevant data and how it all intersects in actionable ways to enhance innovation and creativity. This book is never finger-wagging or bossy—it is practical, entertaining and un-put-downable. You will not be disappointed. I read it from cover to cover one weekend and have found myself applying its wisdom at work, at home and to myself. I have recommended it to clients and friends because I truly believe it is life-enhancing."
- Samantha Boardman MD (Review on Amazon)


 Not Just for Entrepreneurs

"An engaging book for readers who value mindfulness in their work and life. It's full of insight from a wide variety of sources without ever losing its overarching narrative. Well worth the read!"
- DFCannon (Review on Amazon)


 Must Read For Entrepreneurs

"I've been a big fan of Drake Baer's work for Fast Company for awhile now and more recently Faisal Hoque's in Fast Company and Huffington Post. This book really has it all -- from hard hitting business logic to the spirituality we all need in order to be whole and successful. Just read Marty Zwilling's piece on, and he sums it up beautifully, "For entrepreneurs, the road to success is always a longer one than you anticipate." I think Everything Connects will make that road less bumpy."
- Avid NY Reader (Review on Amazon)



"This book is not the usual dry text that makes my eyes roll back. It is interesting and thought provoking. I am warming on being mindful. There's great a world out there!"
- Nicole Hartsough
(Review on Amazon)


Advance Acclaim

"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)


"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


"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

"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


"Everything Connects provides you with a beginner’s mind, helping you to see your company free of misleading preconceptions."

- Jason L. Baptiste
CEO of Onswipe and Author of The Ultralight Startup


"If the industrial era was about building, the social era is about connecting. Everything Connects is a guide to–and a celebration of–that connecting process."

- Nilofer Merchant
Bestselling Author of 11 Rules for Creating Value in The Social Era (Harvard Business Review Press, 2012)

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