Little Bets: How Breakthrough Ideas Emerge from Small Discoveries


      Little Bets: How Breakthrough Ideas Emerge from Small Discoveries
What do Apple CEO Steve Jobs, comedian Chris Rock, prize winning architect Frank Gehry, the story developers at Pixar films, and the Army Chief of Strategic Plans all have in common Bestselling author Peter Sims found that all of them have achieved breakthrough results by methodically taking small, experimental steps in order to discover and develop new ideas Rather than believing they have to start with a big idea or plan a whole project out in advance, trying to foresee the final outcome, they make a series of little bets about what might be a good direction, learning from lots of little failures and from small but highly significant wins that allow them to happen upon unexpected avenues and arrive at extraordinary outcomes Based on deep and extensive research, including than 200 interviews with leading innovators, Sims discovered that productive, creative thinkers and doers from Ludwig van Beethoven to Thomas Edison and s Jeff Bezos practice a key set of simple but ingenious experimental methods such as failing quickly to learn fast, tapping into the genius of play, and engaging in highly immersed observation that free their minds, opening them up to making unexpected connections and perceiving invaluable insights These methods also unshackle them from the constraints of overly analytical thinking and linear problem solving that our education places so much emphasis on, as well as from the fear of failure, all of which thwart so many of us in trying to be innovative Reporting on a fascinating range of research, from the psychology of creative blocks to the influential Silicon Valley based field of design thinking, Sims offers engaging and wonderfully illuminating accounts of breakthrough innovators at work, including how Hewlett Packard stumbled onto the breakaway success of the first hand held calculator the remarkable storyboarding process at Pixar films that has been the key to their unbroken streak of box office successes the playful discovery process by which Frank Gehry arrived at his critically acclaimed design for Disney Hall the aha revelation that led to pursue its wildly successful affiliates program and the U.S Army s ingenious approach to counterinsurgency operations that led to the dramatic turnaround in Iraq Fast paced and as entertaining as it is illuminating, Little Bets offers a whole new way of thinking about how to break away from the narrow strictures of the methods of analyzing and problem solving we were all taught in school and unleash our untapped creative powers. New Read eBook Little Bets: How Breakthrough Ideas Emerge from Small Discoveries By Peter Sims – cricketworldcuplivestreaming.com

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  • Hardcover
  • 224 pages
  • Little Bets: How Breakthrough Ideas Emerge from Small Discoveries
  • Peter Sims
  • English
  • 22 February 2018
  • 1439170428

10 thoughts on “ Little Bets: How Breakthrough Ideas Emerge from Small Discoveries

  1. says:

    Some take aways that I appreciated Ask people what they think before you have a professional looking model Create something out of cardboard or duct tape everyone s favorite People feelfree to make recommendations or give honest input when they see it s a work in progress When people provide feedback, there s no penalty Create an atmosphere where it s okay to disagree Humor is key Too bad I m not funny Success hides problems This makes a lot of sense to me When ...

  2. says:

    The little bets referenced by the book s title are low risk actions taken to discover, develop, and test an idea that represent a potentially better way to do something Numerous low risk trials can allow appropriate mid step adjustments and changes that can improve the prospects of success Failures that occur along the way can be accepted as positive feedback th...

  3. says:

    This was a fascinating little book It pulls from numerous studies, books, and real life examples to make a most convincing case Overlooked I think were the differences between self identified lucky and unlucky people The study had the two groups count the number of pictures in a newspaper It took the unlu...

  4. says:

    I finally read another book I m really proud of myself It only took a month to get through 160 pages.Anyways, though, this book s fine I like the attitude of books like this, though the content never really set me on fire this guy seems to have interviewed like 6 subjects and just reintroduces them constantly, especially Pixar Every chapter, each of which teaches a supposedly different lesson, will have a moment like.FOR INSTANCE AT PIXAR or REMEMBER AT PIXAR WHEN The mes I finally read another book I m really proud of myself It only took a month to get through 160 pages.Anyways, though, this book s fine I like the attitude of books like this, though the content never really set me on fire this guy seems to have interviewed like 6 subjects and just reintroduces them con...

  5. says:

    This book little bets view our experience of things in a new way.How can errors produce perfection How can failure fuel ambition How can confusion enhance creativity The answer little bets.The little bets approach is about using negativity to positive effect If your plans fall apart, refine them if you don t know where best to begin, just be...

  6. says:

    Lively, short book on creativity, risk taking, feedback, and making successful products Loved it Really encouraging.

  7. says:

    If you are the kind who actively seeks out advice on how to succeed, you won t be surprised at the advice Peter Sims has given I most certainly was delighted by how having the mindset is so vital in succeeding in your endeavors In this book, there are a few mindsets, namely 1 Making little bets so that you can make big bets2 Cultivating a growth mindset To deal with failure obstacles3 Being proactive Proactively failing so that you can learn faster4 Knowing how to play To make each If you are the kind who actively seeks out advice on how to succeed, you won t be surprised at the advice Peter Sims has given I most certainly was delighted by how having the mindset is so vital in succeeding in your endeavors In this book, there are a few mindsets, namely 1 Making little bets so that you can make big bets2 Cultivating a growth mindset To deal with failure obstacles3 Being proactive Proactively failing so that you can learn faster4 Knowing how to play To make each other look good by plussing , and stop inhibiting ideas from flowing5 Getting wide social networks and actively learn from them6 Finding small social networks to test out your ideas7 Actively seeking small wins to build yourself up Creating these mindsets sound so simple, but simple doesn t mean easy It isn...

  8. says:

    This book collects a lot of design thinking principles together under the umbrella of little bets, i.e prototyping and the fail early and often idea There are basically just a few case studies that get brought up repeatedly Pixar, The Sketches of Frank Gehry, Chris Rock but a smattering of interesting other research comes up too Like how lucky people actually just areopen minded observant So it s Malcolm Gladwell esque but the fact that I found myself most skimming is a sign tha This book collects a lot of design thinking principles together under the umbrella of little bets, i.e prototyping and the fail...

  9. says:

    I was hoping forof a framework, but after reading this book it turns out that I was already doing a lot of what the author was talking about and that the framework he recommends is essentially a twist on Agile development and small iterations Oh well, a...

  10. says:

    3.0 Note do not audiobook this because of the reader.

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