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Publisher's Summary

Bold is a radical, how-to guide for using exponential technologies, moonshot thinking, and crowd-powered tools to create extraordinary wealth while also positively impacting the lives of billions.

Exploring the exponential technologies that are disrupting today's Fortune 500 companies and enabling upstart entrepreneurs to go from "I've got an idea" to "I run a billion-dollar company" far faster than ever before, the authors provide exceptional insight into the power of 3-D printing, artificial intelligence, robotics, networks and sensors, and synthetic biology. Drawing on insights from billionaire entrepreneurs Larry Page, Elon Musk, Richard Branson, and Jeff Bezos, the audiobook offers the best practices that allow anyone to leverage today's hyper connected crowd like never before. The authors teach how to design and use incentive competitions, launch million-dollar crowdfunding campaigns to tap into tens of billions of dollars of capital, and build communities - armies of exponentially enabled individuals willing and able to help today's entrepreneurs make their boldest dreams come true.

Bold is both a manifesto and a manual. It is today's exponential entrepreneur's go-to resource on the use of emerging technologies, thinking at scale, and the awesome impact of crowd-powered tools.

©2015 PHD Ventures (P)2015 Simon and Schuster

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" Bold is a visionary roadmap for people who believe they can change the world - and offers invaluable advice about bringing together the partners and technologies to help them do it." (President Bill Clinton)

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Great book

I no longer feel so alone in the World. Not many people I currently know have the attention span or comprehension to discuss topics in this book. When I try, the ideas get shot down and labelled "extreme". To everyone involved with this book, thank you for existing.

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Great book, horrific narration

Inspiring literature presented in a severely ghastly manner. Rarely have I spent this many hours in the company of a man that obviously doesn't really want to talk to me... Great book, though; Kotler should stick to writing!

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The Best Book for Exponential Entrepreneurs

Would you listen to Bold again? Why?

I have listened to it three times already. I usually alternate listening to the best books I've read to new ones by thought leaders. "Bold" not only makes bold claims, but supports these claims with real world examples and the best assortment of practical DIY implementation tips that will help anybody turn a crazy idea into an amazing breakthrough.
Every entrepreneur who wishes to succeed should strive to make "Bold" part of their DNA.

What other book might you compare Bold to and why?

I have not read or listened to one work that so completely and accurately describes the new rules for innovation in business. The closest would be a combination of "Start with Why", "Scrum", "Scaling Up", "Traction" and "The Lean Startup". I'd guess it's more like their first book "Abundance" which will be my next read, right after I launch. This is a great book to help entrepreneurs grow exponentially.

Which character – as performed by Steven Kotler – was your favorite?

(Amazon/Audible needs to create a better algorithm to to determine what questions to ask.)
However, Kotler speaking on behalf of Diamandis did provide many great examples of Innovators who went Bold. From Tesla, to Musk and Jobs to Branson, all I already knew about but were still enjoyable to listen to. Diamandis' experiences and thoughts on 3D printing, crowdsourcing, crowdfunding, Xprize and Singularity University are perhaps the best.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

"Moved" no, but Motivated yes. Several times I had to stop to take notes and unlike many other great books this one not only motivates and inspires but also provides great calls to action.

Any additional comments?

If your looking for something to not only inspire you and your team to make bold moves, but to also provide great processes and strategies to execute read "Bold" today!

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Great!

I loved Abundance so this was an autobuy. That book is on my top five to recommend to all entrepreneurs and pessimists. This book showed about reaching past your preconceived limits. Highly highly recommended.

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Great content, mediocre narration.

This book covers exponential technologies and how to leverage them. Use of incentive prices and crowd funding pay a major role.

It's unfortunate that it's narrated by one of the authors, who has a great voice but fails to enunciate many words properly and often stops mid-sentence and thereby breaking the flow.

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goodbbook. painful narrator

i want to listen to it again. not sure if i can sit through it again.

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  • scogre
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Lofty and Practical

This book was a great mix of a lofty vision and practical application. I enjoyed the narrator and I also enjoyed how the book starts off with a grand purpose and the breaks it down into chunks of information that are doable by the reader.

I am inspired to come up with something BOLD to do with my life!

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Far too long than it needed to be

Did really live up to title or summary. There were moments that were good. But too much "let me tell you how great I am" then several captain obvious phases. Listened over several flights and delays at airport....otherwise I'm not sure I would have even finished it. My boss loved it, so there's a lid for every pot.

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Truly life changing

Much of what is talked about in the book is things I knew, but I just never saw it through the lens that these guys frame it. There are some emotional parts to the book that really empowers you to want to achieve your greatest potentials. This book changed me deep within.

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Uncomfortable, In the best way possible

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

It would let your thinking go from one to exponential

What was one of the most memorable moments of Bold?

Plans that are going on right now under our noses

What does Steven Kotler bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

It was a good flow

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Actually, it is.

Any additional comments?

I have no regrets buying this book, It took my thinking upside down.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful