In the story of every great company and career, there is one defining moment when luck and skill collide. This book is about making that moment happen. Think Jar Collective and Frans Johansson have a conversation about creativity, intersectional thinking and Frans’ new book the ‘The click. Book review: The Click Moment, by Frans Johansson. Andrew Davidson enjoys a pithy look at how to germinate great ideas.

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No trivia or quizzes yet. Although his book speaks to people in many situations, his strength is in bringing the message to people who are in more traditional environments like large companies and schools, whose culture often does not embrace change and uncertainty.

The Click Moment

I won this book as a first read. Consider how Diane von Furstenberg saw Julie Nixon Eisenhower on TV wearing a ffrans skirt and top, and created the timeless, elegant wrap-dress.

More useful is the feel Johansson gives for how to alight on the right or wrong idea. Johansson did such a wonderful job with his previous Medici Effect: Aug 30, Pages.

I call these complex forces. I loved the business stories like how Diane Von Furstenburg invented the wrap dress after watching Nixon’s daughter on tv in ffrans wrap dress like outfit. The second idea of this book is that the randomness can be captured and focused, and Visit my review in my Spanish blog: Please try again later.


He correctly highlights the fact that momeng most of life, spending 10, hours does not necessarily lead to mastery or success. I recommend it to anyone who believes in the suite of books by VitalSmarts. The last part of the book has five strategies for individuals thinking about their next step in life, as well as to business start-ups and recent college grads. View all 5 comments. For anyone who has read Walter Isaacson’s compelling biography of Apple founder Steve Jobs, this is old news and confirms the template for those in companies where science and humanities collide.

Be a Project Motivator. Several examples and anecdotes show that 10, hours of practice is most effective in situations where the rules are mostly fixed or the outcome predictable. Sep 03, Dr Jobin rated it it was amazing. Randomness and our bias to rationalise everything after the fact helps to create one myth after the other.

I read this book based on a recommendation to me. Once complexity is introduced, the 10, hour rule no longer applies.

The Click Moment: Seizing Opportunity in an Unpredictable World by Frans Johansson

Follow your curiosity -This is mkment of the things that makes you unique, and has often lead successful leaders towards serendipitous realizations. The author encourages the reader to put themselves in the intersection of new experiences in order to be in a position to notice what he calls a “click” moment. The Wisdom of the Sloth: The interesting conversations, those that will really make a difference are those that you would never expect would do so.


Examples are Venus and Sarina Williams, who practiced tennis, with it’s limited number of possible moves, repeatedly from childhood; YoYo Ma, the violinist; boxers, who have to master a limited number of moves.

“The Click Moment”: Interview With Frans Johansson | The Creativity Post

I found his Ted Talk online and that is a much more succinct and condensed version of the book. He uses interesting anecdotes in this section and throughout the book in generalhowever Part I dragged and I found myself getting impatient while reading it.

The book itself could find its points much faster and with much less words. Thanks for telling us about the problem. He believes that success is random and that we can be prepared to spot and capitalize on these random events.

Aug 09, Darlene rated it it was amazing Shelves: This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. Picking up from where he left off with his previous publication, The Medici Effect, Swedish-American academic Frans Johansson investigates the interplay between creativity, diversity and luck to find what lies behind the world’s best innovations in this snappily titled frana.