I am a leader and teacher of innovation, able to bring out the best in individuals and groups, and am an innovative thinker myself.
Areas Gerald Sindell is Knowledgeable in:
Methodology development, strategy development, systems integration.
Techniques Gerald Sindell Uses:
I use my own system, which was published in May, 2009 in a book called The Genius Machine, The 11 Steps That Turn Raw Ideas Into Brilliance (New World Library). The book has won massive praise from all over the world. Go to: tinyurl.com/geniusmachine
Gerald Sindell's Problem Solving Skills:
I am a great listener.
I find underlying structure, so that what gets developed has integrity.
I am an advocate and create the tools that make the introduction of new ideas successful.
That means that I help others discover what they know, develop their ideas, and think brilliantly.
Ken Dychtwald calls me "The Obi-Wan Kenibo of breakthrough thinking."
Daniel Pink says that I "get the creative process better than almost anyone."
I am the author of the acclaimed book on innovation: The Genius Machine: The 11 Steps That Turn Raw Ideas Into Brilliance
Gerald Sindell's Problem Solving Experience:
I worked with Maddy Dychtwald on a book proposal that had been turned down by all major publishers, rethought the book with her to make it about the feminization of the global economy, and the book, The Athena Effect, was purchased by Hyperion for a major 6 figure advance.
As Dean Brenner, CEO of the Latimer Group and President of US Sailing, says, "Trust yourself, trust the process, trust Gerry."
I developed in partnership with the Change Management practice at Andersen Consulting (now Accenture) the first large scale (35,000 variables) simulation for change management. I have lectured on the system at Nat'l Defense University.
I led the editorial team at Yahoo! in the development of what will become the first guide to global English, and the first Yahoo! book to the book trade. The book was sold to St. Martins/Macmillan, and I wrote the first simultaneous global publishing agreement St Martins/Macmillan ever signed.
I led my publishing company in becoming the first completely computer networked publishing company (on the NeXt platform) in 1990, enabling us to greatly accelerate the publishing process, and to do instant books when appropriate. We received the manuscript for Rape of Kuwait on Thanksgiving 1990 and had 1.5 million books on sale by January 5. My name for the book, Rape of Kuwait, became President Bush's explanation for why we needed to liberate Kuwait.
I created and patented the 1-Page Book, which, among other uses, became the Official Program to the 25th Super Bowl, with Coke as our sponsor. The patent was for a superior map like fold that made it impossible to fold the 1 page book incorrectly.
I was one of the youngest filmmakers in history to make a feature independent motion picture — Double-Stop. I wrote and directed, my brother produced. It was about racial issues and the arts in Cleveland, Ohio. Double-Stop was an American entry to Cannes, and won the World's Best Picture at the 1967 Atlanta Film Festival. Steven Spielberg also won an award at the festival, for his first film, a short called Amblin.
Here' something a client posted on my linked in site yesterday: “I have had the pleasure of working with Gerald creating a compelling book proposal and marketing plan for the time management and organizational methodology that I have been developing and teaching for years. The results were astounding and Gerald’s work is helping me shape my business endeavors for the next few years. While I was intimately living this methodology, Gerald was able to help me view it differently, elevate it to the next level, and position it in a compelling way. Gerald has proven to be a great thinker, a remarkable strategist, and an incredible writer. He relentlessly pursues the bigger impact, and doesn’t settle for anything less. He understood the essence of what I am trying to deliver and evangelize, and helped bring the key messages forward and identify more clearly what differentiates these messages from what is on the market.”
As a recording studio engineer in the late 1960s, I pioneered the use of true stereo for recording various elements in pop music recording, made possible at the time by the introduction of 16 track recorders. I was the engineer on Shattered Man by the Ojays, using these techniques.