Little Bets: How Breakthrough Ideas Emerge from Small Discoveries

By Peter Sims
An enthusiastic, example-rich argument for innovating in a particular way by deliberately experimenting and taking small exploratory steps in novel directions. Light, bright, and packed with tidy anecdotes (The Wall Street Journal).
What do Apple CEO Steve Jobs, comedian Chris Rock, prize-winning architect Frank Gehry, and the story developers at Pixar films all have in common? Bestselling author Peter Sims found that rather than start with a big idea or plan a whole project in advance, they make a methodical series of little bets, learning critical information from lots of little failures and from small but significant wins.
Reporting on a fascinating range of research, from the psychology of creative blocks to the influential field of design thinking, Sims offers engaging and illuminating accounts of breakthrough innovators at work, and a whole new way of thinking about how to navigate uncertain situations and unleash our untapped creative powers."


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""Little Bets" is a timely and compelling book that will change the way you think, a roadmap to success in the 21st century. And, a very enjoyable read."--Peter Georgescu, former CEO of Young & Rubicam
"A fascinating and revealing journey through the real-life dynamics of the creative process. Vividly written and bustling with examples from comedy to architecture, "Little Bets" is a wonderful example of itself: a big idea that takes shape through many small discoveries. I highly recommend it for anyone with a serious interest in cultivating creativity in business, education or in their own lives."



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Publisher Simon & Schuster
Publish date 07/16/2013
Pages 213
ISBN-13 9781439170434
ISBN-10 1439170436
Language English

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