Different: Escaping The Competitive Herd
ISBN: 0307460851
EAN13: 9780307460851
Language: English
Pages: 288
Dimensions: 1.2" H x 8.4" L x 6.2" W
Weight: 1.05 lbs.
Format: Hardcover
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Why trying to be the best . competing like crazy . makes you mediocre

Every few years a book--through a combination of the author's unique voice, storytelling ability, wit, and insight--simply breaks the mold. Bill Bryson's A Walk in the Woods is one example. Richard Feynman's Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman is another.

Now comes Youngme Moon's Different, a book for people who don't read business books. Actually, it's more like a personal conversation with a friend who has thought deeply about how the world works . and who gets you to see that world in a completely new light.

If there is one strain of conventional wisdom pervading every company in every industry, it's the absolute importance of competing like crazy. Youngme Moon's message is simply Get off this treadmill that's taking you nowhere. Going tit for tat and adding features, augmentations, and gimmicks to beat the competition has the perverse result of making you like everyone else. Different provides a highly original perspective on what it means to offer something that is meaningfully different--different in a manner that is both fundamental and comprehensive.

Youngme Moon identifies the outliers, the mavericks, the iconoclasts--the players who have thoughtfully Read More chevron_right

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