Loonshots: How to Nurture the Crazy Ideas That Win Wars, Cure Diseases, and Transform Industries


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In this episode Safi Bahcall, Physicist, Entrepreneur & Author of Loonshots shares the inspiration behind his book and a host of examples of the ways that you can find equilibrium between your soldiers and creatives by becoming a bilingual specialist.

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📕 Grab a copy of his new book


(1) The launching of a spacecraft to the moon; (2) an ambitious and expensive goal, widely expected to have great significance.


A neglected project, widely dismissed, its champion written off as unhinged.

Episode Highlights

  • What is a loonshot?

  • Why do large companies become become stale?

  • How an ice cube, garden hoe and a heart can help your organisation?

  • The science on how water can exist in two states at 32°, and how that relates
    to your teams

  • Examples of organisations who got this right and the impact of getting it wrong

  • How to bridge the gap between creatives and soldiers to become a bilingual specialist


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