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Josh Linkner, also the author of the bestseller Disciplined Dreaming, offers dozens of inspirational stories about pioneering mavericks to motivate you to start “disrupting.” Every story will make you question your ambition, drive and commitment. The book is exhausting in all the right ways – a wake-up call for the complacent, for anyone stuck in a comfortable rut, and for organizations at the top of their game that, unknowingly, may already be on the road to their demise. Are you ready to take action to change your life or radically alter your company’s direction? You’ll appreciate an unusual central character, the city of Detroit, which pops up throughout to demonstrate hard times and the “grit” you need to reinvent constantly. getAbstract believes that no matter what work you do or at what level, Linkner’s tales will inspire you.

In this summary, you will learn

  • How disruption, change and reinvention can carve many different paths to success;
  • How people and organizations can face their fears and make radical changes; and
  • Why your company should change even if it’s at the top.

About the Author

Josh Linkner is CEO and managing partner of Detroit Venture Partners, which focuses on revitalizing Detroit, MI. A speaker, venture capitalist, inventor, entrepreneur and jazz musician, he also wrote Leaning Forward and the bestseller Disciplined Dreaming.



If You Wait, It’ll Be Too Late
Don’t wait: Change now and change often. When you sense the smallest reason to reinvent, listen to your instincts and start the process. Reinvent even when you’ve just achieved your greatest success – indeed, especially when you reach the top. If you wait...

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    HlaKyaw TUN 2 months ago
    It is good story.
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    Patrick Brigger 3 years ago
    Great summary!
    @Sarah: in the desktop, Click in PDF from where you can easily print the summary. 
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    Sara Miller 3 years ago
    I realize we are trying to evolve to be more sustainable and electronic, but the ability to easily download and print a pdf file would be lovely.

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