Summary of Little Bets
How Breakthrough Ideas Emerge from Small Discoveries
From LITTLE BETS by Peter Sims. Copyright © 2011 by Peter Sims
Reprinted by permission of Free Press, a Division of Simon & Schuster, Inc.
Great ideas don’t start out that way. You have to build them.
If you think you have nothing in common with comedian Chris Rock, the late Steve Jobs, Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, architect Frank Gehry, or the geniuses at Google or Pixar, think again. Each of these stars from the worlds of business and entertainment achieved success through “little bets” – a creative, small-steps approach to thinking that helps them develop their products, services, or art. Innovators who use little bets are not afraid to experiment, to take chances or even to fail. They don’t start out with a big idea – they discover it along the way. In this brightly written, fast-paced book, author and entrepreneur Peter Sims explains the secrets of small risks and how they can help you realize your dreams in business, art, or whatever field you choose. getAbstract learned from this eye-opening primer on creative thinking and places a little bet that budding entrepreneurs will, too.
In this summary, you will learn
- How “little bets” can help you discover, create, and succeed; and
- How to apply the six-step little bets process to your operations.
About the Author
Peter Sims is an acclaimed author and entrepreneur. He's the co-founder of Fuse Corps, an innovative social venture, and was also the co-author of True North: Discover Your Authentic Leadership.
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