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5.0 out of 5 stars Some good ideas and strategies, 26 Jan 2012
This review is from: Little Bets: How Breakthrough Ideas Emerge from Small Discoveries (Paperback)
I'm reading this as part of a company book club. On a regular basis we select a book which we think will help us see how we work and what we do from a different perspective and we'll look to apply ideas not normally found in our line of work. So for instance how can we convey change management, managing colleagues and thinking about problem solving without having to do an MBA or get into heavy texts. Little Bets has some illustrations of problems, how they're solved in different ways by either individuals or corporates and it's all presented in an entertaining, conversational and story telling tone. Easy to digest and pick up the main themes. Some interesting stories of the beginnings of companies, how they developed or happened upon opportunities, killed or stifled growth, created their own luck or just played to their instincts and took a punt of something being a success. More often than not, starting small and working towards bigger potential later. There's lots of references and quotes from reassuring names and brands to give the ideas credibility, context and lots of human personal touches. I've taken pointers and suggestions that I think can be achieved, are practical and can encourage creativity from reading Little Bets and have been entertained along the way.
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