Loonshots: How to Nurture the Crazy Ideas That Win Wars, Cure Diseases, and Transform Industries [Audiobook]
13 November 2019, 10:41
2019 | MP3@64 kbps + EPUB | 10h 14m | 285.23MB
This program includes a prologue and introduction read by the author.
Washington Post's "10 Leadership Books to Watch for in 2019", Adam Grant's "19 New Leadership Books to Read in 2019", Inc.com's "10 Business Books You Need to Read in 2019", Business Insider's "14 Books Everyone Will Be Reading in 2019"
"This book has everything: new ideas, bold insights, entertaining history, and convincing analysis. Not to be missed by anyone who wants to understand how ideas change the world." (Daniel Kahneman, winner of the Nobel Prize and author of Thinking, Fast and Slow)
What do James Bond and Lipitor have in common? What can we learn about human nature and world history from a glass of water?
In Loonshots, physicist and entrepreneur Safi Bahcall reveals a surprising new way of thinking about the mysteries of group behavior that challenges everything we thought we knew about nurturing radical breakthroughs.
Drawing on the science of phase transitions, Bahcall reveals why teams, companies, or any group with a mission will suddenly change from embracing wild new ideas to rigidly rejecting them, just as flowing water will suddenly change into brittle ice. Mountains of print have been written about culture. Loonshots identifies the small shifts in structure that control this transition, the same way that temperature controls the change from water to ice.
Using examples that range from the spread of fires in forests to the hunt for terrorists online, and stories of thieves and geniuses and kings, Bahcall reveals how this new kind of science helps us understand the behavior of companies and the fate of empires. Loonshots distills these insights into lessons for creatives, entrepreneurs, and visionaries everywhere.
Over the past decade, researchers have been applying the tools and techniques of phase transitions to understand how birds flock, fish swim, brains work, people vote, criminals behave, ideas spread, diseases erupt, and ecosystems collapse. If 20th-century science was shaped by the search for fundamental laws, like quantum mechanics and gravity, the 21st will be shaped by this new kind of science. Loonshots is the first to apply these tools to help all of us unlock our potential to create and nurture the crazy ideas that change the world.
Blockchain for Everyone: How I Learned the Secrets of the New Millionaire Class (And You Can, Too) [Audiobook]
07 August 2019, 02:07
2019 | M4B@128 kbps | 6h 59m | 382.66MB
From the author of Mind Hacking and founder of Bitcoin Market Journal comes the first book to explain the money-making secrets behind bitcoin and blockchain in a user-friendly format.
When John Hargrave first invested in cryptocurrency, the price of a single bitcoin was about $125; a few years later, that same bitcoin was worth $20,000. He wasn't alone: this flood of new money is like the early days of the Internet, creating a new breed of "blockchain billionaires".
Sir John has unlocked their secrets.
In Blockchain for Everyone, Sir John reveals the formula for investing in bitcoin and blockchain, using real-life stories, easy-to-understand examples, and a healthy helping of humor. Packed with illustrations, Blockchain for Everyone explains how (and when) to buy bitcoin, cryptocurrencies, and other blockchain assets, with step-by-step instructions.
Blockchain for Everyone is the first blockchain investing book written for the layperson: a guide that helps everyone understand how to build wealth wisely. It's the new investing manifesto!
Grow from Within: Mastering Corporate Entrepreneurship and Innovation [Audiobook]
05 August 2019, 01:23
2019 | M4B@128 kbps | 9h 12m | 501.66MB
Create Business and Generate Profits in New Markets Through Innovation!
IBM reports $15 billion of annual new revenues from 22 emerging business opportunities.
In 2008, $4 billion in revenues from companywide innovation efforts allowed Whirlpool to maintain its top line, despite global recession and the steep drop in housing markets.
A DuPont business group leader, Ellen Kullman, backed an ambitious new business creation program and later became DuPont's CEO.
Each of these companies has learned how to create new businesses on a repeatable basis. In Grow from Within, two leading scholars from the Kellogg School of Management explain how your company can discover the right approach to corporate entrepreneurship and make it profitable.
Taking innovation to the next level, corporate entrepreneurship is the process of building new businesses within an established organization - new businesses that are distinct from the core company but that leverage some of its most powerful assets. Grow from Within examines:
- The fundamentals of designing a new business
- The four dominant models of corporate entrepreneurship
- Ways to align your innovation program with your strategy
- Leadership requirements for developing new businesses
Innovation is critical to business success and growth, but it's only the first step. Without strategically driven processes to turn insights into growing businesses, even the best ideas can fail. Creativity is often serendipitous; innovation management should not be.
Grow from Within provides the knowledge you need to conceive and design valuable new businesses that breathe life into ideas and dramatically improve your top and bottom lines.