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Uncertainty : Turning Fear and Doubt Into Fuel for Brilliance
by Jonathan Fields

Overview - Properly understood and harnessed, fear and uncertainty can become fuel for creative genius rather than sources of pain, anxiety, and suffering. Drawing on extensive case studies and research, Fields shares a set of detailed personal practices and environmental changes that can humanize the creative process and allow people to stay more open to opportunity.  Read more...

 
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Overview
Properly understood and harnessed, fear and uncertainty can become fuel for creative genius rather than sources of pain, anxiety, and suffering. Drawing on extensive case studies and research, Fields shares a set of detailed personal practices and environmental changes that can humanize the creative process and allow people to stay more open to opportunity. 256 pp. 25,000 print.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781591844242
  • ISBN-10: 159184424X
  • Publisher: Portfolio
  • Publish Date: September 2011
  • Page Count: 228
  • Reading Level: Ages 18-UP


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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2011-08-08
  • Reviewer: Staff

Human beings are temperamentally, viscerally opposed to uncertainty, especially in our careers, but lawyer-turned-entrepreneur Fields works to persuade his readers that uncertainty can be freeing and energizing—and isn’t just for startups—while workers of all levels can transform that space of limbo into a site for thinking creatively. He presents a practical set of tools for overcoming fear of the unknown and rituals that help “reframe uncertainty, risk, and exposure as allies for creating and innovating on a level you never thought possible.” Interestingly, he finds the biggest leaps can be taken most successfully in the company of others, both by joining efforts with a hive of similar-minded people, and by inviting your colleagues and even customers into a process of co-creation. Though uncertainty is difficult, Fields encourages readers, in the words of one devotee, to “jump out of a perfectly good airplane” and take the chance that will lead to greatness. A sympathetic and practical primer on fear management and risk taking. (Oct.)

 
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