Read Malcolm Gladwell's backlog of articles published in the New Yorker. You can find them at MalcolmGladwell. com. Sorry I'm not giving you the link. I'm tired and being lazy.
I must confess I have a fondess for fabulous ideas well written in easy to follow English. He's all of that. I read three of his articles today-- they are meaty, satisfying articles. One takes a long time to chew up and swallow, but boy is his work yummy. If you like reading books and don't have one handy, try reading some of his work.
I particularly liked his article about Saturday night live and how innovative thinkers often emerge in a pack with other innovative thinkers. They spur like-minded friends to think even better thoughts. Then there is the article about the food developer who hosted a bake off to see what type of team could produce the best healthy cookie-- the industry expert team, the technologically savvy grinders, or the brilliant woman with a team supporting her. The other good article was about an urban planning author who's ideas are carrying over to corporate office layouts... it seems that the public street scene is a good model for businesses. Stop putting the executives in the corner offices which are the equivalent to the uppity suberbs, cut off from the real action of the company.
Who do you love listening to? Who are your teachers?