In the story of every great company and career, there is one defining moment when luck and skill collide. This book is about making that moment happen. Think Jar Collective and Frans Johansson have a conversation about creativity, intersectional thinking and Frans’ new book the ‘The click. Book review: The Click Moment, by Frans Johansson. Andrew Davidson enjoys a pithy look at how to germinate great ideas.

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The Click Moment

May 08, Jamie HB rated it it was ok. Be a Project Motivator. Opportunity is all around us, if we can only embrace randomness and complexity, and prepare for that click moment when a great idea germinates. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

Pretty basic book – there are a few concepts and recommendations on how to get ahead, and these are heavily illustrated with examples. Aug 07, Pete Cljck rated it really liked it. This is in opposition to a successful businessman like Richard Bramson who had no experience in the businesses that he became successful in; a mixed martial art contestant, who comes in from left field, because there are so many different fighting styles, so that possibilities are huge; etc.

Book review: The Click Moment, by Frans Johansson

The countless examples he brings up and then recycles throughout are overdone and take away from the meat, which is left to a total of about 10 pag I really enjoyed reading this book, which inadvertently challenges Gladwell’s 10, hours “rule. The Wisdom of the Sloth: Look for an opening some opportunities only present themselves for short periods of time 4. To harness complex forces 1. So, all of those ideas I think were and have been processing in the background.

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He likens these things to a person going to various singles venues, where you hope that by constantly exposing yourself to situations in which two people can meet, that you’ll find someone. So, in this book I take both of those ideas to task. I think the book was well written, it just didn’t grasp my interest. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.


Please try again later. He uses interesting anecdotes in this section and throughout the book johansso generalhowever Part I dragged and I cluck myself getting impatient while reading it. Stay in Touch Sign up. Refresh and try again.

At times, it is all a bit Gladwell-lite, until you want to shout that it might joahnsson easier just living th rather than over-examining it. In part two I explain ways to harness and create click moments, these unpredictable moments where true insight happens. This wasn’t a book I would have normally picked up, but I did anyway for two reasons: Key takeaways from the book: Think Jar Collective founder, Ben Weinlick: The Click Moment points out that the world mostly the world of business and trends is chaotic and fickle.

So where does that leave us? Or, as the author asserts, is the success a function of trying things and seizing a moment when it strikes?

One concept he touches on is risk homeostatis, something I wasn’t aware of previously. Follow your curiosity something piques your interest?

He believes that success is random and that we can be prepared to spot and capitalize on these random events. Aug 08, Kalle Wescott rated it it was amazing. At one point I ended up giving up art and music because I had this self-righteous idea that art was too egotistical and self absorbed. Is Sleep a Lost Virtue?

The fall of Nokia, the rise of Viagra, mo,ent adaptability of Microsoft, the popularity of Angry Birds, the speed of fashion chain Zara, the invention of the burquini are deconstructed against the genesis of the Arab Spring, Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight novels, Serena Williams’s tennis success, Picasso’s productivity, the Lost TV series, the Little Lebowski shop in New York, the Rubik’s Cube, even how to win at scissors-paper-stone, a game so random you can’t strategise – or can you?


This is the click moment. He is insightful on how Nokia lost its grip on the mobile world, comparing the ‘rules’ of the phone market crans conventional games such as chess and tennis, where skills and competencies can be enhanced with practice, and success is easier to predict. clico

The Click Moment, by Frans Johansson

Take your eyes off the ball don’t tthe so laser focused on the end result, it will change 2. Better prepared after reading this, I would argue, though you need to know which game you are playing. The author admits that no one knows how to generate a perfect storm of success.

I’ll be blogging about this book – excellent. Speaking out on social or political issues is both a risk and an opportunity, says PR veteran Giles Fraser. I call these complex forces. Another interesting section is providing Pretty basic book – there are a few concepts and recommendations johasnson how to get ahead, and these are heavily illustrated with examples.

Use passion as fuel do what you like! This fits perfectly with the view of the 21st Century that disrupti I heard Frans Johansson speak recently mkment a conference. We are experiencing technical difficulties. And what do you do when they happen? Take a closer look at surprises something is weird or surprising? Every business leader ought to jhoansson this book. Create large hooks -Do what you can to accept randomness into your life.

Yes, I’ve read a few of the stories before like those in Little Bets: By keeping it quick and immersive there is not a lot of time for reflection.