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Loonshots Reviewed


LoonshotsHow to Nurture the Crazy Ideas That Win Wars, Cure Diseases, and Transform Industries by Safi Bahcall. I like this book and give it 5 out of 5 butterflies. It is written well, and complex ideas are presented simply. Of course, one of the reasons I like the book is that Bahcall agrees with my premise that there is no such thing as disruptive technology (see my comments in the Café CHAOS Blog post “Disruptive Technology is Disturbing”). However, the major takeaway from the book is this: what you need to successfully pull off a loonshot is a good environment, a good sponsor, and a good team. Read more: http://blog.standishgroup.com

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Jim Johnson

Jim Johnson is the founder and chairman of The Standish Group. He has been professionally involved in the computer industry for over 40 years and has a long list of published books, papers, articles and speeches. He has a combination of technical, marketing, and research achievements focused on mission-critical applications and technology. He is best known for his research on project performance and early recognizing technology trends. Jim is a pioneer of modern research techniques and continues to advance in the research industry through case-based analytical technology.
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