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Smartcuts: How Hackers, Innovators, and Icons Accelerate Business

Smartcuts: How Hackers, Innovators, and Icons Accelerate Business

Written by Shane Snow

Narrated by Shane Snow and Erik Bergmann


Smartcuts: How Hackers, Innovators, and Icons Accelerate Business

Written by Shane Snow

Narrated by Shane Snow and Erik Bergmann

ratings:
4.5/5 (124 ratings)
Length:
5 hours
Publisher:
Released:
Sep 9, 2014
ISBN:
9780062351074
Format:
Audiobook

Description

Serial entrepreneur and journalist Shane Snow delves into the reasons why some people and organizations are able to achieve incredible things in implausibly short time frames, showing how each of us can use these "smartcuts" to rethink convention and accelerate success.

In every era, innovators from art to science to business have used what psychologists call "lateral thinking" to find better routes to stunning accomplishments. Smartcuts shows how they bucked the norm-and how the rest of us can too. Snow shatters common wisdom about success, revealing how conventions like "paying dues" prevent progress, why kids shouldn't learn multiplication tables, and how, paradoxically, it's easier to build a huge business than a small one.

Smartcuts tells the stories of people who dared to work differently and lays out practical takeaways for the rest of us. It's about applying entrepreneurial and technological concepts to success in life and work, and how, by emulation, we too can leapfrog competitors, grow businesses, and fix society's problems faster than we think.
Publisher:
Released:
Sep 9, 2014
ISBN:
9780062351074
Format:
Audiobook

About the author

Shane Snow is a New York City–based journalist and Web entrepreneur, and the cofounder and chief creative officer of the media technology company Contently. He holds a master's degree in journalism from Columbia University and is a fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts. Snow contributes regularly to Wired magazine and Fast Company, and has written about innovation for numerous publications, including the New Yorker, the Washington Post, and Advertising Age. Snow is a sought-after speaker at technology and advertising summits, and writes for LinkedIn's Influencer program. His work in technology entrepreneurship has been recognized by the United Nations, the New York Times, Inc., Forbes, Details, and New York City's Economic Development Council.


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  • (2/5)
    More specifics...At the end it seemed like well that's nice for other people, not sure what specifically is needed to apply this. Too often vague.
  • (5/5)
    Very entertaining with lots of examples. There were amazing ideas that lead me to critically think about me own business and process
  • (5/5)
    Loved it. Fast paced with plenty actionable takeaways. Had heard some of this before but good to hear again.
  • (5/5)
    I thought it was an incredible book. It helped me to just start a project, and keep going and build momentum.
  • (5/5)
    This book strings a lot of stories together that helps make the connections of why some people succeed when others don't.
  • (5/5)
    this book is a must read. stop everything you are doing.WOW
  • (5/5)
    Great stories of people rapidly ascending to the top - and doing it the right way to build people up along the way.
  • (3/5)

    1 person found this helpful

    Overall the content is relevant. The cohesion between stories is missing. The book feels more like a collection of short stories that are abruptly interrupted by the author rambling.

    If you can maintain your focus and ignore the constant subject changes it has great hidden gems.

    1 person found this helpful

  • (5/5)

    1 person found this helpful

    one of the best books I've ever read! HIGHLY recommend!!!

    1 person found this helpful