Little Bets: How Breakthrough Ideas Emerge from Small Discoveries

  • 5h 3m 9s
  • Peter Sims
  • Recorded Books, Inc.
  • 2011

What do Apple CEO Steve Jobs, comedian Chris Rock, prizewinning 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.

In this Audiobook

  • Chapter 1. Big Bets Versus Little Bets
  • Chapter 2. The Growth Mind-set
  • Chapter 3. Failing Quickly to Learn Fast
  • Chapter 4. The Genius of Play
  • Chapter 5. Problems Are the New Solutions
  • Chapter 6. Questions Are the New Answers
  • Chapter 7. Learning a Little from a Lot
  • Chapter 8. Learning a Lot from a Little
  • Chapter 9. Small Wins
  • Chapter 10. Conclusion


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