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  • The Power of Little Ideas

  • By: David Robertson, Kent Lineback
  • Narrated by: Graham Winton
  • Length: 6 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2

Conventional wisdom today says that to survive, companies must move beyond incremental, sustaining innovation and invest in some form of radical innovation. "Disrupt yourself or be disrupted!" is the relentless message company leaders hear. The Power of Little Ideas argues there's a third way that is neither sustaining nor disruptive.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A powerful concept spread a little thinly

  • By Amazon Customer on 10-10-18

A powerful concept spread a little thinly

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-10-18

The concept described in this book holds a lot of power and I am definitely utilising it in what I do, going forward. It’s a shame the real lessons in this book are spread so thinly. There’s a lot of repetition of stories and phrases. I got sick of listening to the narrator say ‘the third way’ quite quickly.

Again, the concepts described are solid, I just would have liked a bit more of a direct and detailed approach to explaining and exploring them. I’d prefer less time to be spent on case studies and repetition and more on detailing how to approach design, data, feedback and improvement.

  • Predictably Irrational

  • The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions
  • By: Dan Ariely
  • Narrated by: Simon Jones
  • Length: 7 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 229
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 211
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 208

Why do smart people make irrational decisions every day? The answers will surprise you. Predictably Irrational is an intriguing, witty and utterly original look at why we all make illogical decisions. Why can a 50p aspirin do what a 5p aspirin can't? If an item is free, it must be a bargain, right? Why is everything relative, even when it shouldn't be? How do our expectations influence our actual opinions and decisions? In this astounding audiobook, behavioural economist Dan Ariely cuts to the heart of our strange behavior....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What a mind..

  • By Daniel on 19-03-19

One of the most insightful books I’ve read

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-10-18

I was recommended this book by 2 people. Now I’ve now got my wife reading it so I can talk to her about it. She’s loving it too.

The information in this book is densely packed in but presented with great charm, context and conclusions so it’s an easy read/listen.

I can’t wait to listen again and this time to write down the headlines of each lesson I was most intrigued by.

  • The Lean Startup

  • How Today's Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses
  • By: Eric Ries
  • Narrated by: Eric Ries
  • Length: 8 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,651
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,302
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,294

Most startups fail. But many of those failures are preventable. The Lean Startup is a new approach being adopted across the globe, changing the way companies are built and new products are launched.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Startups and product developers should take note

  • By Mark on 14-02-12

Furiously made notes throughout!

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 10-10-18

I have recently been looking into starting a business based on an idea I have for a product. I've read a number of books on business, startups etc and this is by far my favourite on these topics. There is so much to learn here.

I thought I would need investment and software developers in order to make my idea a reality. I now realise that what I need is to forget those things for now and just get working on a minimum viable product. In my case, I can do some manual tasks and leg work with my basic premise in order to test my ideas and design approach.

If I do succeed in what I am developing, I will come back here in 2 years time and update with where I got to. If not, then I've still learned a lot from this book and the exercise of developing a product. The lean startup methodology means I don't need to necessarily up and quit my job or pour money into development before proving I have a viable business model.

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