Smartcuts: How Hackers, Innovators, and Icons Accelerate Success

Smartcuts: How Hackers, Innovators, and Icons Accelerate Success

by Shane Snow


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062302458
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 09/09/2014
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 706,794
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Shane Snow is a New York City–based journalist and Web entrepreneur, and the cofounder and chief creative officer of the media technology company Contently. He holds a master's degree in journalism from Columbia University and is a fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts. Snow contributes regularly to Wired magazine and Fast Company, and has written about innovation for numerous publications, including the New Yorker, the Washington Post, and Advertising Age. Snow is a sought-after speaker at technology and advertising summits, and writes for LinkedIn's Influencer program. His work in technology entrepreneurship has been recognized by the United Nations, the New York Times, Inc., Forbes, Details, and New York City's Economic Development Council.

Table of Contents

Introduction: "How Do They Move So Fast?" 1

Part I Shorten

1 Hacking the Ladder: "Bored Mormons" 17

2 Training with Masters: "The Vocal Thief" 33

3 Rapid Feedback: "The F Word" 53

Part II Leverage

4 Platforms: "The Laziest Programmer" 79

5 Waves: "Moore and Moore" 101

6 Superconnectors: "Space, Wars, and Storytellers" 123

Part III Soar

7 Momentum: "Depressed Billionaires" 141

8 Simplicity: "Holt Babes and Paradise" 157

9 10x Thinking: "The Rocketeer" 169

Epilogue 187

Acknowledgments 201

Notes 203

Bibliography 237

Index 245

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Smartcuts: How Hackers, Innovators, and Icons Accelerate Success 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
rasbonics More than 1 year ago
This book is exceptional. It's not the typical self-help business book. It provides examples through history of individuals and companies that have been able to take "smartcuts" to success. While hindsight is 20-20, Snow also makes it easy to see how we can implement some of the same strategies in our lives. While reading this book, I was able to relate its lessons to my life and career, and I was able to re-evaluate how I'm doing things so that my efforts are more effective. I definitely recommend this book to anyone who wants to be an entrepreneur, owns a business or manages a product, or who just wants to be successful in life.