AMADC's April 2021 Book Club: Evolve or Die
Join AMADC and Evolve or Die author Tom Triumph to expand your creative and entrepreneurial mind and learn how to give the world everything you've got to offer.
Assuming you're someone interested in learning and improving - and making a difference - this book was written with you in mind. Whether you're at the top of the corporate pyramid or somewhere nearer the base, or a stay-at-home parent coordinating the endless duties of the family, or an entrepreneur orchestrating a finite amount of time and resources, you're working to make a difference. And yes, your work and what you do matters. This book contains a culmination of experiences, thoughts, and learning from world-class innovators and creators.
Every single story is true, and every single story is relevant to you. Common themes of these stories are hard work, persistence, and courage. Sometimes luck plays a role, but things are more often learned the hard way. And, as is the case whenever there are innovators and creators involved, there's also a fair amount of love running rampant through these stories. Evidently, rampant is how love likes to run - especially when it's heading toward a goal and vision. Perhaps most importantly, you'll see that every one of these luminaries was made, not born.
The title Evolve or Die is somewhat blunt. It's an exaggeration, but I believe that it's closer to the truth than many people realize. It's my genuine hope that this book and the stories within it are of real interest and benefit to you.
It might seem trite to write this, but (in reference to Henry David Thoreau) you weren't meant to settle for a life of quiet desperation. You need to innovate and create. It's better to learn from the champions, practice like your life depends on it (and to an extent it does), and come out strong and punching above your weight (because you can). You've got a lot to offer this world. We all do. I’m in your corner, offering guidance and cheering for you.
Tom will join us for the April 2021 Book Club discussion to share his thoughts and answer all the questions our group has!
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Thomas Triumph helps companies grow by collaboratively working on vital areas of their business - Technology, Product Development and Marketing. He is a hands-on executive with a record of achievement managing dozens of innovative products within several different industries - and within Fortune 500 and startup companies.
Tom has helped large organizations act more nimbly in the market and small companies scale. Leading Marketing and Business Development, he has launched numerous technology products and led cross-functional teams – including participating in two technology revolutions – less invasive medical devices and the Internet/software. Tom has been a part of some remarkable technology and business growth success stories (as well as some misfires).
Building submarines out of 55-gallon drums in grade school, he eventually fulfilled a childhood dream of living aboard a research ship (Jacques Cousteau was on the Board of Directors) and tending to the mini-sub. Tom also wrestled in the Olympic Trials, founded a consumer electronic company (Athletech), and worked for leading companies to help launch and lead: medical device products, software, Internet companies, professional consulting services, and the largest hovercraft ever built in the U.S. from composite materials (25 ton).
Tom is the author of the book Evolve or Die: Lessons for World-Class Innovation & Creativity. The book contains a culmination of experiences, thoughts, and learning-- much of it from world-class innovators and creators.
He resides in North Carolina and is an ultrarunner who envies Tom Hanks’ long run as Forrest Gump.
Tom fulfilled a childhood dream of living aboard an ocean research ship and tending to the mini-sub (Cousteau was on the Board), wrestled in the Olympic trials, and helped oversee the design and fabrication of the largest composite hovercraft ever built in the US. He resides in North Carolina and is an ultrarunner who envies Tom Hanks’ long run as Forrest Gump.