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Don't Compete, Tilt the Field!

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Don't Compete, Tilt the Field!

300 Irreverent Lessons for Tomorrow's Business Leaders


15 min read
10 take-aways
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What's inside?

Leverage your luck by tilting the field.

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Editorial Rating



  • Engaging
  • Inspiring


Filled with anecdotes and thought-provoking facts, Louis Patler’s charming new compendium, is at once sophisticated and direct. While some of his admonitions to "break the old rules" and "think differently" fail to rise above the level of cliché, the book offers a unique and interesting perspective on such well-worn topics as leadership, luck, attitude, innovation and globalization. Don’t look to this book for groundbreaking business strategy, but does recommend Patler’s latest as an engaging and energizing read.


Tilt the Field

You can’t solve today’s problems with yesterday’s tools or ideas, and the old rules of running a business no longer apply. In today’s business environment there is no such thing as a level playing field. In order to ensure that your organization is the one that benefits from an uneven playing field, you’ve got to control the way the field tilts. To tilt the field, just tilt your head. In other words, think differently than you have in the past. Companies waste so much time myopically watching the competition that many opportunities are missed - some forever.

The widespread changes in the business environment require a new mindset, skills set and a new toolset. These items comprise the thoughtware that runs your company. Thoughtware is the flexible attitude that shapes the very core of your business strategy and action on both a macro and a micro level.

Amazing Facts

Each of these facts has several broad applications that stimulate much more expansive thinking about the near future, and represents exponential, rather than incremental change in the world in general and in your business:

  1. On average, worldwide, an innovation in digital...

About the Author

Louis Patler  is President of the B.I.T. Group, an international consulting, strategic research and corporate training company based in California. Recently, J. Walter Thompson Agency named him one of the 20 most creative minds in America. He is co-author of the New York Times bestseller, If It Ain’t Broke... Break It!

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