Endorsements for Robert Price, The Eye for Innovation
"Robert Price gives us a simple formula for success: technology plus innovation equals a better society. Price shows us how to apply this formula to any field or endeavor and, most important, to any group of people dedicated to achieving a common goal. It is a powerful read with lasting impact."
- Rick Wagoner, General Motors Chairman & CEO
"Bob Price's practiced eye focuses on the ways in which innovation is used to satisfy a broad spectrum of societal needs. Given his distinguished career in industrial leadership, there is no better person to tell this story."
- Robert W. Galvin, Former CEO of Motorola
"Few people are better qualified than Robert Price to explain the critical role that technological innovation has played, and continues to play, in fostering American competitiveness in today's global economy. His book is an invaluable addition to the literature on corporate creativity and innovation."
- Walter Mondale, Former U.S. Vice President
"For any who are striving to bring innovation to their organizations, there are many valuable lessons to be learned about fostering and managing creativity between the covers of this volume."
- Thomas F. Keller, Dean Emeritus, Fuqua School of Business, Duke University
"Not often enough do we experience seasoned CEO's bridging the gap to become distinguished scholars. Robert Price has done it! The Eye for Innovation is compelling, constructive, and proof positive that there is a predictable pathway to discovering and sustaining competitive advantage."
- Rick Goings, Chairman and CEO, Tupperware Corporation
"With a clear and experienced voice, Robert Price offers valuable lessons for any business leader trying to distinguish their company, its products, and services. He explains how to use innovation and technology to create competitive advantage, poignantly stressing the all-important reality that it begins and ends with one thing: people."
- Jeff Sterba, President and CEO, PNM Resources, Inc.
"Transcending the gap between the usual sterile discussions of innovation and the high-powered, but ideal, theories of business behavior, Robert Price offers a sober examination of his long experience in business. The principles he offers as guidelines for developing successful businesses of all kinds are firmly rooted in a history of an exceptionally innovative high-technology company. This book should be required reading for entrepreneurs, corporate leaders and managers, historians, business students, and anyone else interested in business development."
- Arthur L. Norberg, ERA Chair in History of Technology, University of Minnesota
"Robert Price's ideas of how to successfully collaborate and acquire technology are virtually unique. This book should be read by every CEO."
- Warren L. Batts, retired CEO of Premark International
"Bob Price eloquently tells a story of innovation and entrepreneurial leadership in the competitive environment of technology."
- Lee Iacocca
"Price eloquently tells the story of how a start-up Minneapolis firm of the late 1950s rose up against the likes of IBM and others who dominated the computer industry. Bob's brilliance and clear vision of what transpired provide a rare and descriptive view of this fascinating success of business leadership."
- Irwin Jacobs, Founder and CEO of QUALCOMM
"The Eye for Innvoation has captured the essence of Bob's lifetime commitment to commercial success through innovation for all entrepreneurs to consider."
- Carl R. Pohlad, Owner, Minnesota Twins
"We must be the best trained, most creative, and most innovative nation in the world - or the global marketplace will pass us by. This book underscores my firm belief American innovation is our best asset in the global marketplace."
- Norm Coleman, United States Senator
"Bob Price gives us a proven, pragmatic path to follow, allowing the reader to appreciate the value of technology as a driver of productivity, a catalyst for innovation, and a prerequisite for a solution-based company."
- Joseph J. Grano, Jr., CEO of Centurion Holdings, LLC
"I read Robert Price's book with some emotion due to the close partnership Control Data had with Iran, supporting the education of our people. This book effectively captures the story of how Control Data manifested a global leadership in joining with other organizations and countries to impart knowledge and technology."
- Farah Pahlavi, Empress of Iran
"What Bob Price captures in his book is the essence of the mentoring that allowed all of us not only to prosper while at Control Data, but in our years beyond. Bob captures both the entrepreneurial spirit and rapid growth that made Control Data such a unique experience for so many of us. This book has allowed me to re-live the experiences that are now the root of my own business beliefs. For that Bob, I thank you …. again!"
- Nasser Kazeminy, Principal owner, NJK Holding Corporation