The Click Moment: Seizing Opportunity in an Unpredictable World

Overview

In the story of every great company and career, there is one defining moment when luck and skill collide. This book is about making that moment happen.

According to Frans Johansson’s research, successful people and organizations show a common theme. A lucky moment occurs and they take advantage of it to change their fate. Consider how Diane von Furstenberg saw Julie Nixon Eisenhower on TV wearing a matching skirt and top, and created the ...

See more details below
The Click Moment: Seizing Opportunity in an Unpredictable World

Available on NOOK devices and apps  
  • NOOK Devices
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK 7.0
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK 10.1
  • NOOK HD Tablet
  • NOOK HD+ Tablet
  • NOOK eReaders
  • NOOK Color
  • NOOK Tablet
  • Tablet/Phone
  • NOOK for Windows 8 Tablet
  • NOOK for iOS
  • NOOK for Android
  • NOOK Kids for iPad
  • PC/Mac
  • NOOK for Windows 8
  • NOOK for PC
  • NOOK for Mac
  • NOOK for Web

Want a NOOK? Explore Now

NOOK Book (eBook)
$12.99
BN.com price

Overview

In the story of every great company and career, there is one defining moment when luck and skill collide. This book is about making that moment happen.

According to Frans Johansson’s research, successful people and organizations show a common theme. A lucky moment occurs and they take advantage of it to change their fate. Consider how Diane von Furstenberg saw Julie Nixon Eisenhower on TV wearing a matching skirt and top, and created the timeless, elegant wrap-dress.

That was a “click moment” of unexpected opportunity. Johansson uses stories from throughout history to illustrate the specific actions we can take to create more click moments, place lots of high-potential bets, open ourselves up to chance encounters, and harness the complex forces of success that follow.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
“With his characteristic clarity, insight, and style, Frans Johansson presents an absorbing account of how randomness, serendipity, and ‘luck’ can be used to enhance success in business and in your own life.”
Sir Ken Robinson, author of The Element
Publishers Weekly
Starred Review.

We like to think that we have control; we can plan, analyze, and determine our success. Unfortunately, as Johansson argues, "success is random." Johansson (The Medici Effect) examines how success exists at the intersection of skill and luck. Logic might pay off at times, but in general, success means "somewhere, at some point, someone got lucky." This message may make readers uncomfortable, but Johansson provides three steps to cope with randomness. First, we must increase the randomness in our lives. Second, we must increase the number of bets we make. And third, we must recognize and harness the complex forces that are always at play. Johansson engages us from the start, drawing us in with tales from Serena Williams and Twilight as well as Google and Starbucks. Using numerous studies and ample research, Johansson offers an engaging and powerful read. Randomness looms large and change is all around, yet "we are truly reluctant to actively court randomness in our lives." This book should help us change that. Agent: Kim Witherspoon, Inkwell Management.
(c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781591846833
  • Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 3/31/2015
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 272,244
  • Product dimensions: 5.46 (w) x 8.36 (h) x 0.61 (d)

Meet the Author

Frans Johansson is the bestselling author of The Medici Effect. Raised in Sweden by his African American/Cherokee mother and Swedish father, he now speaks to audiences worldwide and runs an innovation consulting firm, the Medici Group. He lives in Brooklyn.

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Part I All Unpredictable World 5

Chapter 1 The Moldavian Theory of Success 7

Chapter 2 Serena's Secret 19

Chapter 3 The Nokia Mystery 33

Chapter 4 The Twilight of Logic 47

Chapter 5 The Conspiracy of Randomness 65

Part II Seizing Opportunity 85

Chapter 6 The Three Random Moves of Diane von Furstenberg 87

Chapter 7 Click Moments 97

Chapter 8 How to Create Click Moments 113

Chapter 9 Purposeful Bets 137

Chapter 10 How to Place Purposeful Bets 153

Chapter 11 Complex Forces 173

Chapter 12 How to Harness Complex Forces 191

Epilogue 211

Acknowledgments 217

Notes 221

Index 241

Read More Show Less

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)