Think Like a Rocket Scientist: Simple Strategies You Can Use to Make Giant Leaps in Work and Life
April 13, 2020
Fortunately, you don’t have to be a rocket scientist to think like one.
In this accessible and practical book, Ozan Varol reveals nine simple strategies from rocket science that you can use to make your own giant leaps in work and life—whether it’s landing your dream job, accelerating your business, learning a new skill, or creating the next breakthrough product. Today, thinking like a rocket scientist is a necessity. We all encounter complex and unfamiliar problems in our lives. Those who can tackle these problems—without clear guidelines and with the clock ticking—enjoy an extraordinary advantage.
What would a rocket scientist do? You’ll soon learn, and the lessons will change the way you approach your work and life.
Adam Grant's # 1 pick of his top 20 books of 2020
Named a "must read" by Susan Cain, "endlessly fascinating" by Daniel Pink, and "bursting with practical insights" by Adam Grant
One of Inc.com's "6 Business Books You Need to Read in 2020"
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Ozan Varol is a rocket scientist turned award-winning professor, author, and podcast host. A native of Istanbul, Turkey, he moved to America to major in astrophysics at Cornell University, then served on the operations team for the 2003 Mars Exploration Rovers project. Varol later became a law professor at Lewis & Clark University and wrote The Democratic Coup d'Etat, published by Oxford University Press.
Varol's articles have appeared in outlets such as the Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, BBC, TIME, CNN, Washington Post, Slate, and Foreign Policy. He blogs weekly on his website, ozanvarol.com and is a regular contributor to Ladders and Heleo. His work is also frequently featured on Flipboard. Through these platforms, his articles reach millions of readers each month. A sought-after public speaker, Varol has given countless radio and television interviews, and delivered keynote speeches both to small and large crowds at major corporations, nonprofits, and government institutions.
This giveaway is being brought to by PublicAffairs, an imprint of Hachette Book Group. We have 20 copies available.
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