Josh Linkner describes the twisted mind-set and tactics of criminal hackers. He engagingly persuades you to change your attitude toward hacker techniques like crowdsourcing, rapid experimentation, reverse engineering and mash-ups by showing how executives and entrepreneurs can use them to achieve business and social breakthroughs. Even though some suggestions might seem like familiar creative techniques under another name, his ideas offer fresh insights about turning hackers’ methods to good purpose.
In this summary, you will learn
- How to apply hackers’ techniques to create breakthroughs in your business;
- What you can adapt from the way hackers think and act; and
- How hacking can make a difference in solving an immediate problem and in achieving long-term success.
About the Author
Serial entrepreneur Josh Linkner leads the Institute for Applied Creativity and writes magazine and newspaper columns. He also wrote Disciplined Dreaming and The Road to Reinvention.