Length: 368 pages
First Published: 2020
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A former rocket scientist reveals the habits, ideas, and strategies that will empower you to turn the seemingly impossible into the possible.
Rocket science is often celebrated as the ultimate triumph of technology. But it’s not. Rather, it’s the apex of a certain thought process — a way to imagine the unimaginable and solve the unsolvable. It’s the same thought process that enabled Neil Armstrong to take his giant leap for mankind, that allows spacecraft to travel millions of miles through outer space and land on a precise spot, and that brings us closer to colonizing other planets.
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.
About Ozan Varol
Ozan Varol is a rocket scientist, law professor and author. Varol grew up in Istanbul, Turkey, and attended college at Cornell University. After helping with the 2003 Mars Exploration Rovers project, he switched to studying law. He is currently a professor at Lewis & Clark Law School in Portland, Oregon. He is the author of the books The Democratic Coup d’Etat and Think Like a Rocket Scientist. He also runs a website where he writes on contrarian thinking. Visit the author’s website →