The Power of Starting Something Stupid

by Richie Norton

The Power of Starting Something Stupid
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"Richie Norton has written a book about courage. The courage to do work that matters and to do it with your heart and your soul. Go make something happen."— Seth Godin, author of The Icarus Deception

"Perfect book for these uncertain times." —Steve Forbes, Chairman and Editor-in-Chief of Forbes Media

What if the smartest people in the world understand something that the rest of us don't? (They do.) What if they know that in order to achieve success, they will sometimes have to do things that others may initially perceive as stupid? The fact of the matter is that the smartest people in the world don't run from stupid, they lean into it (in a smart way).

In The Power of Starting Something Stupid, Richie Norton redefines stupid as we know it, demonstrating that life-changing ideas are often tragically mislabeled stupid. What if the key to success, creativity, and fulfillment in your life lies in the potential of those stupid ideas? This deeply inspiring book will teach you:

  • How to crush fear, make dreams happen, and live without regret.
  • How to overcome obstacles such as lack of time, lack of education, or lack of money.
  • The 5 actions of the New Smart to achieve authentic success.

No more excuses. Learn how to start something stupid — the smartest thing you can do. Drawing on years of research, including hundreds of face-to-face interviews and some of the world's greatest success stories past and present, Richie shows you how stupid is the New Smart — the common denominator for success, creativity, and innovation in business and life.

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based upon 8 reviews
The kick-start that I needed
By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

I've toyed around with the idea of starting my own business for a few years, and I have read dozens of motivational/business books, but it wasn't until I got my hands on this book that I actually took the leap-- this was just the kick-start that I needed!

Not only is this book easy to digest, but it's filled with real-life examples and successes that can motivate. Perfect for those with the desire to change anything in their life--it will give you the motivation to get up and go!

The only regret I have is not reading this book sooner!

By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

I was immediately intrigued with the title~ The Power of Starting Something Stupid. Power and Stupid in the same title...I had to read this book!

Then the subtitle caught my attention~ How to crush fear, make dreams happen and live without regret. Now I REALLY had to read this book!

We all know people who started something that everyone said just couldn't be done...and they succeeded...think the telephone, the car, radio, Walt Disney, Apple, Twitter, Amazon, etc.

But do we realize that ALL of us have that power within us?

Richie Norton shares his knowledge and gives step-by-step examples on how to implement that knowledge into our own lives.

My favorite phrase in the book is: "Live to Start ~ Start to Live."

So go ahead...start something stupid...whatever it takes :)

Richie is the Real Deal
By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

This is my third time through this book. It's very motivating and encouraging. I met Richie in college where he was the Student Body President. He is the real deal. He is funny, down to earth, humble, fun, creative, and super smart. Seriously. I've known him for 10 years now and he is still the same super-positive guy I've ever known. I've eaten at his kitchen table, played with his kids, and been amazed at his wife's photography skills. So this book is just the embodiment of Richie - his voice shines through and through. You should really look up some of his youtube videos to kind of see the kind of guy he is. He's a little goofy and cheesy, but that is all part of the package. Richie has helped so many other people succeed in their businesses and he is very selfless. He is truly not in it for the money. It's about helping people and that is rare, rare thing to find in this world. I have never been so excited about my own life goals and ideas as I am at the moment and a HUGE part of that started with reading this book. You won't regret it.

About the Author

Richie Norton

Richie Norton is the author of the #1 Amazon download, Résumés Are Dead and What to Do About It as well as the popular blog, Start Stuff. Pacific Business News recognized Richie as one of the top Forty Under 40 "best and brightest young businessmen" in Hawaii. He is an entrepreneur, a sought-after speaker, and an international business development consultant. Richie is happily married to Natalie, and they have four sons.

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