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Josh Linkner on "Big Little Breakthroughs"

Jeff Hall

Posted on April 19, 2021 15:22

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Josh Linkner has studied creativity and innovation for decades. We are all creative, he says. In his new book, "Big Little Breakthroughs, How Small Everyday Innovations Drive Oversized Results," Josh explains techniques and attitudes we can all employ to boost results -- in any field.

I've been receiving a weekly email newsletter from Josh Linkner for years. 

It's called Innovation Jams -- a great title coming from a guy who got his start playing jazz guitar. 

Jazz is all about improvisation, according to Josh. 

From there Josh went on to start and sell five tech companies.  He now studies the science behind creativity.  He's on the speaker circuit and has written some best-sellers on the topic of innovation.

So when Josh announced in his weekly email recently he was about to publish a new book, "Big Little Breakthroughs," I was excited to reach out to Josh and invite him to appear on THE LATEST PODCAST. 

 

Just about every page contains real-world examples of creativity.

 

His thesis: Instead of obsessing about coming up with "the next big thing," our time is often better spent looking for little improvements generated by everyday people that can really add up. 

Some of the chapters in "Big Little Breakthroughs":

  • Fall in Love with the Problem
  • Break It to Fix It
  • Start Before You're Ready
  • Open a "Test Kitchen"
  • Seek Out "Weird Solutions"
  • Don't Forget the Dinner Mint

Here's a link to the podcast we recorded with Josh on Friday, April 16. It's 31-minutes long and packed with interesting and useful information (and lots of real-world examples of innovation):

https://thelatestpodcast.com/50-creativity-and-innovation-how-we-can-better-ourselves-and-the-world

If you are interested in finding out more about the book, click on this link:

https://joshlinkner.com/big-little-breakthroughs/

To learn more about Josh, go to: https://joshlinkner.com/

Karagan Knowles of Emerson College -- one of THE LATEST's student interns -- produced this podcast. 

Ashwin Prabu, another one of our interns, is a high school senior bound for Stanford in the fall.  He jumped in toward the end of our podcast to ask Josh a question. 

 

 

 

Jeff Hall

Posted on April 19, 2021 15:22

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