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Little Bets 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 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 US 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

Best Little Bets   – rading–books.run
  • Hardcover
  • 224 pages
  • Little Bets
  • Peter Sims
  • English
  • 20 January 2018
  • 1439170428

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10 thoughts on “Little Bets

  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 going s 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 going somewhere big, find the small piece to focus on It makes it easier to prioritize and complete projects It also allows for a flexibility Create mixed tables Sims calls it cross functional teams or teams with a variety of people attached to the project Don t ask people what they want they don t know Create something, get feedback, adjust, get feedback, adjust As interest grows, users will have feedback and major changes will be made I liked this book for it s acknowledgement that big vision needs a starting place And that starting place should be a low risk The bigger the roll out, thedifficult it is to respond to feedback and alter the direction As for the writing, too often, I read something in the current business genre that feels like an extended blog The idea may not actually warrant a book, but somewhere along the way it became one This is a quick and easy read that for the most part fills the book with content.In some ways, I think this book comes at things from an opposite place of Gawande s The Checklist Manifesto another book that trumped my assumption of being an extended blog masquerading as a book In the Checklist Manifesto, Gawande writes about how to execute complicated procedures often in emergency situations Checklist attempts to take what we do know and organize it in a manner for greatest success Little Bets is taking what we don t know and organizing it for greatest success

  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 that point toward a change in direction or perhaps ending the proposed venture before large financial losses are experienced.There s r 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 that point toward a change in direction or perhaps ending the proposed venture before large financial losses are experienced.There s really nothing all that new in the concept of little bets It s actually describing the logical approach to new ventures whether in one s personal life or in business What is new in this book are the stories, examples and cases used to illustrate the concept in a variety of domains and differing perspectives The author s journalistic skills in reporting on these examples make the book an interesting and entertaining read The following are some of the examples cited in this book The humor publication The Onion Stand up comedian Cris Rock .com s Jeff Bezos Film company Pixar and Steve Jobs Micro lending developed by Muhammed Yunu of Grameen Bank Television newscaster Tim Russert Architect Frank GehryThe book s narrative follows a circular pattern where many of these examples are repeatedly revisited in subsequent chapters as they are viewed from different points of view Forty percent of the book is taken up by notes and index The Notes section includes some fairly lengthy elaborations which are interesting stories in themselves

  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 unlucky group on average 2 minutes while the lucky group finished the task in seconds What could possibly explain the difference in performance Turns out on page two which had a picture that t 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 unlucky group on average 2 minutes while the lucky group finished the task in seconds What could possibly explain the difference in performance Turns out on page two which had a picture that took up half the page had a very large caption underneath it, Stop counting, there are 42 pictures The subtle hint is that unlucky people are that way because they focus on the problem to the extent of ignoring obvious solutions It would seem it is possible to make your own luck The solution would appear to be taking a bigger view of things and fully engaging with whatever you are doing versus narrowing your focus and rushing through things The other missed message seems to be creativity and great ideas are not instant products as the story on a model Microsoft employee showed Richard Tait went through some very dark periods years before a seemingly routine activity board gaming with another couple on a rainy day triggered the moment of connection Cranium has since sold millions In all cases there is an openness to question the existing order and not get caught up in the imperfections of what is being created It s also not surprising that most of these people shared what could be called a diverse educational background formal or informal no Warren Buffets in this crowd I think a good follow up read after this one would be The Renaissance Soul Life Design for People with Too Many Passions to Pick Just One

  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 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 message of, you know, small bets, fail quick, etc., all good stuff, but the truth is that one must also make huge bets, too, sooner or laterchose to gamble it all on books, whether or not they then made marginal adjustments Starbucks on coffee Pixar on movies Little bets help us get there, but we gotta bet bigger eventually

  5. 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 t easy to bounce back from failure just like that It is a habit to develop One needs to be aware that you need these mindsets in your consciousness It is far too easy for one to read and forget about it, because there isn t deliberate practice to enforce these concepts If there is anything one should take away, it is that this book is lasting It isn t for you to read and throw away, but it is a constant reminder for you whenever you need a direction to point the way in life Keep reading it, and if possible, internalize it such that it becomes a part of you, and not in a superficial way After taking a good focused 2 weeks to read this book, I ll safely say that it is enduring and it will follow me throughout my life Disclaimer It can get tempting to breeze through the book and skip the meat to see what else the author has to say Please don t Enjoy the meat and savor it to get its full essence

  6. 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 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 that it s less insightful engaging than one might hope

  7. says:

    3.0 Note do not audiobook this because of the reader.

  8. says:

    Cool concept, not very detailed The book s concepts are all cool and interesting.The book combines the findings of Carow Dweck fixed vs growth mindsets , Eric von Hippel active users and innovation , Csikszentmihalyi problem finders vs problem solvers , Richard Wiseman being open to experiences increases your luck , and other research and innovations in psychology, economics, and business.The concept of little bets is basically this creative things emerge from random, non linear, unpredi Cool concept, not very detailed The book s concepts are all cool and interesting.The book combines the findings of Carow Dweck fixed vs growth mindsets , Eric von Hippel active users and innovation , Csikszentmihalyi problem finders vs problem solvers , Richard Wiseman being open to experiences increases your luck , and other research and innovations in psychology, economics, and business.The concept of little bets is basically this creative things emerge from random, non linear, unpredictable processes, and so experimenting with something is crucial in coming up with something creative It is, as Ed Catmull at Pixar says, going from suck to non suck The original idea may suck, but through other people s input, you can make it into something non suck, and that takes a lot of openness, playfulness, and determination to fail quickly to learn faster.Other cool things to be learned from this book include ask if you can afford it, not if you can profit from it smallify problems and add constraints to boost creativity learn little from a lot to increase your luckBut the central problem with this book is that it seems to lack elaboration and applications of the concept of little bets I was left a little dissatisfied with the contents, though I found the concepts covered very interesting.Overall, an interesting read that would ve been satisfactory with a littleelaboration

  9. says:

    This book is about using small failures to define the path to large successes.It s OK to feel around in the dark with the only plan to move forward once the path becomes clear This is not a passive strategy by any means but it respects that you can t plot a straight course from where you are to where you want to be, and that this is acceptable The best way to predict the future is to invent it Alan Kay, technologist inventorI had an epiphany while reading it I left a job of 18 yea This book is about using small failures to define the path to large successes.It s OK to feel around in the dark with the only plan to move forward once the path becomes clear This is not a passive strategy by any means but it respects that you can t plot a straight course from where you are to where you want to be, and that this is acceptable The best way to predict the future is to invent it Alan Kay, technologist inventorI had an epiphany while reading it I left a job of 18 years for many reasons, but this book crystallized for me one of them For the first 15 years of my career, it was OK for me to look dumb I could ask questions of anybody at any time I was dumb but trying to get smarter and such self improvement was encouraged by the culture Around 2007, this changed, probably due to the intense pressure the firm was under If you looked dumb, maybe you were, so people stopped asking questions and started covering their a es It seemed to me that folks there have stopped allowing themselves to make the necessary small errors Too bad A similar theme emerges in Rework Small companies make mistakes on purpose in big companies, failures are not tolerated Perhaps that s because in big companies the failures are bigger

  10. says:

    Good book I like the premise and reminder of looking for small connections that lead to innovation.and practicing in small arenas where you can learn from your mistakes quickly in order to move on and grow and improve There are some great references and stories and examples of innovators who were willing to learn I like the tie to anthropology and social science and how people use their diverse experiences to make connections and create something new, as well as the examples of people talk Good book I like the premise and reminder of looking for small connections that lead to innovation.and practicing in small arenas where you can learn from your mistakes quickly in order to move on and grow and improve There are some great references and stories and examples of innovators who were willing to learn I like the tie to anthropology and social science and how people use their diverse experiences to make connections and create something new, as well as the examples of people talking to and learning from everyone and then going out and making things happen and learning and adapting from there Good ideasThe best way to predict the future is to invent it After all, life is a creative process It all begins with one little bet What will yours be p 162

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