Ten Steps Ahead: What Separates Successful Business Visionaries from the Rest of Us
How do the most extraordinary entrepreneurs create a bold vision for the future-and follow through against all setbacks?
Visionaries like Steve Jobs and Thomas Edison are the stuff of legend. Yet we still fumble in describing what they actually do. Drawing on recent insights from neuroscience about the roles that intuition, emotional intelligence, and courage can play, Ten Steps Ahead reveals what makes visionaries tick and how they develop and use their extraordinary powers. We learn, for instance,
? how Richard Branson had the insight to trademark Virgin Galactic in the early 1990s, when private spaceflight was science fiction
? how Richard Feynman made breakthroughs in quantum mechanics by pretending he was an electron
? why Jeff Hawkins walked around with a block of wood and a chopstick to help design the first Palm Pilot
Erik Calonius, who has interviewed many of the greatest living visionaries across disciplines and industries, weaves together their stories, highlights their shared attributes, and draws on science to help us understand what sets them apart and shows how we too can see (and make) the future. It's not that some people can magically see opportunities-it's that the rest of us are blind to the ones around us.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Courage and Conviction
Scaling up the Vision
Other editions - View all
Amelio amygdala animation Antonio Damasio Apple asked Black Swan Books brain science Burt Rutan called Carlo Rubbia Catmull cognitive Consciousness Consciousness Explained cortex Damasio Daniel Disney’s dopamine dreams Drunkard’s Walk Emotional Intelligence engineering Erik Calonius experiment fact feel forecasting Fortune Fred friends Furstenberg garage Goleman gorilla happened Hawkins human Ibid ideas images imagine intuition iPod Jobs’s John Sculley Kahneman kids look luck lucky machine memory million mind mind’s eye Mlodinow Nassim Nicholas Taleb neurons neuroscientists Nobel noted once participants patterns percent Pixar Touch Prasher Predictably Irrational Press Psychology random realize recalled remember researchers revolution Richard Branson Rolling Stone Rubbia Rutan says scientists Sculley Simon Steve Jobs subconscious Taleb there’s things Thomas thought told Toy Story turned University Virgin Virgin Galactic Virgin Records vision visionaries prixfixe visual Wall Street Journal Walt Disney What’s words York