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Bold: How to Go Big, Create Wealth and Impact the World (Exponential Technology Series) Paperback – February 23, 2016
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—President Bill Clinton
"BOLD is an essential navigation tool for any proactive CEO who wants to remain relevant. In the next decade it is reasonable to assume that some of the corporations at the top of the Fortune 500 will be displaced by the 'exponential entrepreneur'. History tells us that if we don't proactively change and adapt, change will be imposed on us. BOLD, spells out the implications and opportunities driven by exponential changes transforming our world."
—Jim Moffatt, CEO of U.S. Deloitte Consulting, LLP
“Abundance showed us where our world can be in 20 years. BOLD is a roadmap for entrepreneurs to help us get there.”
—Eric Schmidt, Executive Chairman, Google
“If you read one business book in the twenty-first century, this should be the one. When Peter and I cofounded Singularity University, we based it on the ideas of exponential change and ‘learn by doing.’ This book clearly explains how to apply these concepts to change the world and overcome the age old afflictions of human civilization.”
—Ray Kurzweil, inventor, author, director of engineering at Google, Chancellor of Singularity University
“In BOLD, Diamandis and Kotler have written another dazzler. A riveting look inside the world of exponential entrepreneurship—action-packed and action-oriented. I’ve purchased a copy for my entire team at Cisco."
—Padmasree Warrior, CTO & Chief Strategy Office, CISCO
“I loved Peter Diamandis’ and Steven Kotler’s book Abundance, their writing and their Vision. BOLD is an amazing sequel, a book that every entrepreneur should read. It is inspiring, filled with incredible insights and offers a practical how-to game plan for going big and impacting the world.”
—Michael Dell, CEO, Dell Computers
"Expressed with sunny optimism and promise, Diamandis and Kotler share their extensive experience and knowledge, hoping to boost innovative potential within the technology startup arena and inspire readers to "get off the couch and change the world." An empowering and multifaceted "playbook" for the creative entrepreneur."
"This is a manual for today’s big thinkers to become tomorrow’s bold leaders, using crowd-powered tools accessible to everyone."
"This invigorating discussion drives home the point that with better tools than we've ever had before, what we need most of all are great leaders."
“It makes bold predictions and teaches entrepreneurs how to thrive in the same way as our mammalian ancestors: by being nimble and resilient.”
“The infectious optimism of Bold is inspirational.”
—New York Times "DealBook" Blog
"A guide to exponential digital chutzpah from a master of the art of ‘going big.’”
About the Author
Steven Kotler is a New York Times bestselling author, award-winning journalist, and the founder and executive director of the Flow Research Collective. His books include Stealing Fire, Bold, The Rise of Superman, Abundance, A Small Furry Prayer, Tomorrowland, West of Jesus, and Last Tango in Cyberspace. His work has been nominated for two Pulitzer Prizes, has been translated into more than forty languages, and has appeared in over a hundred publications, including The New York Times Magazine, The Atlantic, Wired, Forbes, and Time.
- Publisher : Simon & Schuster; Reprint edition (February 23, 2016)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 336 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1476709580
- ISBN-13 : 978-1476709581
- Item Weight : 9.5 ounces
- Dimensions : 5.5 x 1 x 8.38 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #111,816 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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I would say that any entreprenuer who study this book thoroughly, and go deep into all examples that provided, also see how those companies are doing these days, can not go wrong in their business venture.
I salute the time and effort of the authors who dedicated such knowledge to the world.
Plain-English explanations of how technology giants like Lockheed Martin's Skunkworks and Google tap ideas and make them work are in this book. Understanding of how to slide into a state of flow and make it work for you is there. How to utilize platforms of social media to get instant feedback on ideas and therefore rapidly evolve and improve them is right there. Seriously. This is a how-to-take-over-the-world guide for entrepreneurs that can be read and understood by a 12 year old wearing headphones.
If you are thinking of starting a business that could shake up the status-quo and possibly change the world (never mind starting an Etsy page, I'm talking moonshots here), then this book needs to be in your collection. And I don't just mean taking up space in a bookshelf. No. This book should be dogeared and scuffed; sitting atop your coffee table right next to your dried out highlighter and your plans for the next big thing to benefit humanity. And if you read this book and it doesn't radically redirect and focus your ambition, then you are either already a millionaire reading what you already know, or your copy was accidentally shipped without ink. Which I'm sure Amazon would happily replace.
David Harder - President, Inspired Work & Workskunk
By David Harder on April 27, 2019
David Harder - President, Inspired Work & Workskunk
Only a select few complaints (but still the 5 star review): The reader on the audio, Kotler, just sounds arrogant. That's a judgement call. But that's how it felt. It also seemed to end abruptly. No neat summary or admonition to go and be bold. Lastly, the section on contests seemed a little long-winded, but I guess that's great if you're going to hold a contest and need detailed advice.
Still--a fantastic, thought provoking book.
I have recommended it even without finishing it ( at that time) to other people in business who might use the ideas on a smaller scale.
I recommend it to everyone who has an interest in seeing where we are in the world and where we can and will go through the eyes of visionaries small and large.
We live in amazing times!
Bravo to the authors.
Top reviews from other countries
Reading this gave me ideas and inspired me to move forward with my own entrepreneurial endeavours whilst giving me an insight to the great minds of the most exciting and modern powerhouses such as Larry Page, Jeff Bezos and Mark Zuckerberg. The book has a lot of useful advice for upcoming entrepreneurs and people interested in emerging technologies and the use of crowdfunding platforms to enable their visions.
Overall there is a lot useful advice, processes and learnings from two very influential and knowledgable individuals. The price of their insights is worth the money you will pay for the book