Author: Richie Norton
Release Date: March 2013
Publisher: Shadow Mountain
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.
I was immediately intrigued with the title~ The Power of Starting Something Stupid. Power and Stupid in the same title...I had to read this book!
Then the subtitle caught my attention~ How to crush fear, make dreams happen and live without regret. Now I REALLY had to read this book!
We all know people who started something that everyone said just couldn't be done...and they succeeded...think the telephone, the car, radio, Walt Disney, Apple, Twitter, Amazon, etc.
But do we realize that ALL of us have that power within us?
Richie Norton shares his knowledge and gives step-by-step examples on how to implement that knowledge into our own lives.
My favorite phrase in the book is: "Live to Start ~ Start to Live."
So go ahead...start something stupid...whatever it takes :)
About the Author:
Richie Norton is the author of the #1 Amazon download, Résumés Are Dead and What to Do About It as well as the popular blog, Start Stuff. Pacific Business News recognized Richie as one of the top Forty Under 40 “best and brightest young businessmen” in Hawaii. He is an entrepreneur, a sought-after speaker, and an international business development consultant. Richie is happily married to Natalie, and they have four sons.
(A review copy of this title was provided by the publisher for this review. However, all reviews are of my own opinion :)