"The fastest route to success is never traditional, and the conventions we grew up with can be hacked."
—Shane Snow, author of Smartcuts
How do hackers, innovators and icons accelerate success? Find out in this week's episode with one of my favorite authors, Shane Snow.
I loved Smartcuts so much when I first picked it up that I would walk down the streets of New York holding the hardcover version so I could continue reading while walking. Move over annoying texting-while-walking pedestrians! I brought distracted strolling to a whole new level. Now that's a true testament to how hard this book was to put back down once I picked it up, and it's now out on paperback for your reading pleasure!
More About Shane Snow
Shane Snow is an award-winning journalist, celebrated entrepreneur, and the bestselling author of Smartcuts: The Surprising Power of Lateral Thinking. He is co-founder of the content technology company Contently, which helps creative people and companies tell great stories together, and serves on the board of the Contently Foundation for Investigative Journalism.
Snow's writing has appeared in Fast Company, Wired, The New Yorker, and dozens more top publications. He’s been called a “Wunderkind” by The New York Times, a “Digital Maverick” by Details, and his work “Insanely addicting” by GQ—though he wishes they had been talking about his abs.
Topics We Cover
What is means to think laterally and why it matters
How breakthroughs happen
The career trajectory of U.S. presidents—it's not what you expect!
The importance of flexibility
Why we rationalize failure; how to turn failure into feedback
How moving sideways from gig to gig helps you accelerate your own journey rather than climbing the traditional career ladder
Why not you? Why not reach for a new level of success?
How momentum, not experience, is the biggest predictor of success
Smartcuts for mapping your next move
Podcast: Smartcuts: The Breakthrough Power Of Lateral Thinking
Shane's business Contently
Shane's Book: Smartcuts: The Surprising Power of Lateral Thinking
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