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Publisher's Summary

What if the smartest people in the world understand something that the rest of us don't? (They do.) What if they know that in order to achieve success, they will sometimes have to do things that others may initially perceive as stupid? The fact of the matter is that the smartest people in the world don't run from stupid, they lean into it (in a smart way).
In The Power of Starting Something Stupid, Richie Norton redefines stupid as we know it, demonstrating that life-changing ideas are often tragically mislabeled stupid. What if the key to success, creativity, and fulfillment in your life lies in the potential of those stupid ideas? This deeply inspiring book will teach you:


How to crush fear, make dreams happen, and live without regret.
How to overcome obstacles such as lack of time, lack of education, or lack of money.
The 5 actions of the New Smart to achieve authentic success.
No more excuses. Learn how to start something stupid - the smartest thing you can do. Drawing on years of research, including hundreds of face-to-face interviews and some of the world's greatest success stories past and present, Richie shows you how stupid is the New Smart - the common denominator for success, creativity, and innovation in business and life.
©2013 Richie Norton (P)2013 Shadow Mountain
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Critic Reviews

"Perfect book for these uncertain times." (Steve Forbes, chairman and editor-in-chief of Forbes Media)
"Richie Norton has written a book about courage. The courage to do work that matters and to do it with your heart and your soul. Go make something happen." (Seth Godin, author of The Icarus Deception)
"I absolutely love this book. . . . It energizes me, inspires me, and gives me confidence. It reminds each of us that all things are possible." (Stephen M. R. Covey, New York Times best-selling author of The Speed of Trust)
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5 out of 5 stars
By Edward on 06-27-13

Powerful

Such a great motivational story, full of great antidotes about how to reboot after a traumatic life event.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Terry Ray on 04-26-13

LOVED IT!

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Lots of great information. I loved everything about it. It will give you the tools to make it happen from a guy that knows his stuff. I'm glad I took the time to get this one.... you will be too. Get it....Listen... and put it in action.

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By Adam on 01-31-17

Great book!

An awesome book with great content and very easy to listen to. Highly recommended for anyone.

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