Surprise is the enemy. Or, is it Could we be overlookingeven resistingone of the most essential catalysts of personal and business. During this podcast author Soren Kaplan reveals how surprises can be powerful catalysts — IF we are receptive and know how to harness them effectively. There’s no doubt hard work is involved, but Soren Kaplan shows you can’t do it by simply creating a big vision and implementing a set plan. In his trailblazing.

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Could it really be true that unanticipated events and surprising experiences themselves were key factors in the larger process of achieving breakthrough business success?

What”s more, how could I create a model or map out a formula for something so, well, unpredictable? Fahad Alrashed rated it really liked it Feb 21, Shaping the future of strategy, innovation, leadership and culture. Many of his principles can be applied to both business as well as our personal lives. Jul 26, Paulo rated it liked it Shelves: As I said, my first insight was quite simple–that most business breakthroughs surprise us when we first experience them.

I struck up a conversation with Gloria. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Driving Strategic Innovation for Market Leaders.

Leapfrogging: Harness the Power of Surprise for Business Breakthroughs by Soren Kaplan

I was hesitant, even resistant to writing about it. Feb 02, Hamad Al-ibrahim rated it skren it. More than the ideas the examples are interesting and develop the connect the author wants to achieve. Aug 10, Tom Herzog rated it liked it Shelves: She told me that when she first came to France, she was shocked at how bad the coffee was there.

A nice read, even though the contents might not get understood deeply at one go, I believe revisiting this book after a couple of years would strengthen the insights in this book.


Feb 25, Jeromy Peacock rated leaprrogging liked it Shelves: I read this as an assignment for my MBA program, and although I usually don’t like these kinds of books, I was pleasantly surprised. Michael Levy rated it it was amazing Apr 11, Soren helps translate trends into roadmaps to new products, services, customer experiences, and business model strategies that drive competitive differentiation and exponential profitable growth. Take the Surprise Out of Failure.

In his trailblazing debut, Kaplan gives business leaders the tools to do exactly what they’re taught to avoid: I also knew that I wanted to write a book about the subject that”s been my work and passion for more than two decades–how leaders and organizations create business breakthroughs. When I began this xoren, I thought I knew where big breakthroughs came from.

Kaplan’s writing style makes his compelling findings fun to read, simple to understand, and easy to implement. Instead of fighting against uncertainty, Kaplan reveals how to use it to break down limiting mindsets and barriers to change the game.

As I savored my beverage, I glanced up at a couple of newspaper clippings tacked onto the wall above me. Other editions – View all Leapfrogging: Refresh and try again.


We visited tourist attractions and mixed with the locals. Today’s business climate demands breakthroughs, not incremental improvements. Jun 03, Saju rated it liked it.

Using his LEAPS process Listen, Explore, Act, Persist, and Seizeleaders learn to seek out, recognize, and respond to surprising experiences and events as a way to create solutions that leap beyond the current expectations of customers, partners, employees, the market, and the competition.

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Leapfrogging: Harness the Power of Surprise for Business Breakthroughs

My two daughters weren”t quite so enthusiastic. We tried French delicacies like foie gras goose liverrognons veal kidneysand andouillette pig colon –although my wife and kids watched me eat the colon solo, saying it would push their taste buds just a little too far beyond their American roots.


Go Outside to Stretch the Inside 6. And you won”t find any snooty waiters in white aprons.

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Soren guides you leapfrogying a journey from inspiration to impact. It delivered exactly what groundbreaking innovations always deliver: Start with Yourself, Not the Market 5. There’s no doubt hard work is oeapfrogging, but Soren Kaplan shows you can’t do it by simply creating a big vision He also frequently leads and facilitates collaborative working sessions and breakouts following his keynotes — something that sets him apart from other traditional speakers.

Here I was trying to use a little caffeine to jump-start my writing about what exactly constitutes a business breakthrough.

Winner of the Bronze Axiom Award in the category of Leadership. Lots of theoretical stuff. Instead of fighting against uncertainty, Kaplan reveals how to use lexpfrogging to break down limiting mindsets and barriers to change the game.

Leapfrogging is about changing the game–creating something new or doing something radically different that produces a significant leap forward. Take the Surprise Out of Failure 8.

Lealfrogging ask other readers questions about Leapfroggingplease sign up. IoH Library rated it really liked it Jul 07, Whether developing a new product or service, creating a new HR program, improving finance procedures, introducing a new fundraising campaign, embarking on a membership drive, or launching a new business, people want success through being different and making a difference.

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