Shane Snow’s Smartcuts is an excellent read to get you off your mundane thinking tracks and moving laterally towards results. The insights from case studies of those hackers that have skipped the line and percolated up inspire and inform those that want to figure out how to get results fast with creativity and lateral thinking.
In his own pursuits to circumvent the success ladder, he analyzed the contributing pieces to what might otherwise be opaque to a casual observer of successful people. He shares principals and case studies of nine different attributes of smartcut thinking and approaches.
I liked the challenge to be prepared for waves where he shares analogies of big time surfers and how they excel based on timing, instinct and experience. Likewise, there are waves coming and going in our hyper growth world and it requires insightful and well-timed action based on steady preparation. You have to be in the game and know what you are looking for.
This is an important book for those that understand you don’t have to pay your dues. You can find the workaround, think like a hacker and get to your goals in a completely different style of thinking. It saves time, grief and expense when you put your mind towards creative thinking.
How can you take a smartcut in what you are doing?