Bringing Minds Together

I recently had the opportunity to contribute and article to the Harvard Business Review for a special issue focused on collaboration.  I was somewhat amused by the fact that when I asked if authors would have the opportunity to discuss their work and integrate some thoughts that this wasn’t possible – ironic perhaps considering the focus of the issue.

The link below contains the article abstract.  If you wish to obtain a full copy of the issue the directions to do so are included.  Otherwise, a limited number of complimentary copies are available if you contact


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About John

“John Abele is a pioneer and leader in the field of less-invasive medicine, For more than four decades, John has devoted himself to innovation in health care, business and solving social problems.” He is retired Founding Chairman of Boston Scientific Corporation. John holds numerous patents and has published and lectured extensively on the technology of various medical devices and on the technical, social, economic, and political trends and issues affecting healthcare. His major interests are science literacy for children, education, and the process by which new technology is invented, developed, and introduced to society. Current activities include Chair of the FIRST Foundation which works with high school kids to make being science-literate cool and fun, and development of The Kingbridge Centre and Institute, a conferencing institution whose mission is to research, develop, and teach improved methods for interactive conferencing: problem solving, conflict resolution, strategic planning, new methods for learning and generally help groups to become “Collectively intelligent.” He lives with his wife and two dogs in Shelburne, Vermont.”

One thought on “Bringing Minds Together

  1. Thanks for a great article, John! — it really enhances HBR’s spotlight on collaboration and it was a joy to work on with you. So sorry you can’t be with us for the event tomorrow night when we’re getting the various authors together with some of our Boston-area readers to pursue the conversation further. We’ll miss you!

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