Bold is a radical, how-to guide for using exponential technologies, moonshot thinking, and crowd-powered tools to create extraordinary wealth while also positively impacting the lives of billions.
Exploring the exponential technologies that are disrupting today's Fortune 500 companies and enabling upstart entrepreneurs to go from "I've got an idea" to "I run a billion-dollar company" far faster than ever before, the authors provide exceptional insight into the power of 3-D printing, artificial intelligence, robotics, networks and sensors, and synthetic biology. Drawing on insights from billionaire entrepreneurs Larry Page, Elon Musk, Richard Branson, and Jeff Bezos, the audiobook offers the best practices that allow anyone to leverage today's hyper connected crowd like never before. The authors teach how to design and use incentive competitions, launch million-dollar crowdfunding campaigns to tap into tens of billions of dollars of capital, and build communities - armies of exponentially enabled individuals willing and able to help today's entrepreneurs make their boldest dreams come true.
Bold is both a manifesto and a manual. It is today's exponential entrepreneur's go-to resource on the use of emerging technologies, thinking at scale, and the awesome impact of crowd-powered tools.
"Bold is a visionary roadmap for people who believe they can change the world - and offers invaluable advice about bringing together the partners and technologies to help them do it." (President Bill Clinton)
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The Best Book for Exponential Entrepreneurs
I have listened to it three times already. I usually alternate listening to the best books I've read to new ones by thought leaders. "Bold" not only makes bold claims, but supports these claims with real world examples and the best assortment of practical DIY implementation tips that will help anybody turn a crazy idea into an amazing breakthrough.
Every entrepreneur who wishes to succeed should strive to make "Bold" part of their DNA.
I have not read or listened to one work that so completely and accurately describes the new rules for innovation in business. The closest would be a combination of "Start with Why", "Scrum", "Scaling Up", "Traction" and "The Lean Startup". I'd guess it's more like their first book "Abundance" which will be my next read, right after I launch. This is a great book to help entrepreneurs grow exponentially.
(Amazon/Audible needs to create a better algorithm to to determine what questions to ask.)
However, Kotler speaking on behalf of Diamandis did provide many great examples of Innovators who went Bold. From Tesla, to Musk and Jobs to Branson, all I already knew about but were still enjoyable to listen to. Diamandis' experiences and thoughts on 3D printing, crowdsourcing, crowdfunding, Xprize and Singularity University are perhaps the best.
"Moved" no, but Motivated yes. Several times I had to stop to take notes and unlike many other great books this one not only motivates and inspires but also provides great calls to action.
If your looking for something to not only inspire you and your team to make bold moves, but to also provide great processes and strategies to execute read "Bold" today!