Detroit Entrepreneur Josh Linkner Releases Book on Driving Innovation

Josh Linkner, founding partner of Detroit Venture Partners in Detroit and chairman and co-founder of Platypus Labs in Bingham Farms, will release “Big Little Breakthroughs: How Small, Everyday Innovations Drive Oversized Results” on April 20. The book is designed to help readers unlock their creative potential.
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Big Little Breakthroughs: How Small, Everyday Innovations Drive Oversized Results
Josh Linkner’s “Big Little Breakthroughs: How Small, Everyday Innovations Drive Oversized Results” will be released on April 20. // Photo courtesy of joshlinkner.com

Josh Linkner, founding partner of Detroit Venture Partners in Detroit and chairman and co-founder of Platypus Labs in Bingham Farms, will release “Big Little Breakthroughs: How Small, Everyday Innovations Drive Oversized Results” on April 20. The book is designed to help readers unlock their creative potential.

Linkner is the New York Times bestselling author of “Disciplined Dreaming” and “The Road to Reinvention.” In “Big Little Breakthroughs,” Linkner discusses the daily practice of cultivating creativity, arguing that the most effective innovators develop habits that foster imagination, innovative thinking, and creativity as opposed to waiting for a flash of genius to strike.

The book covers:

  • Popular myths about creativity and what research shows about humans’ creative capacity,
  • How a 5 percent “creativity upgrade” can drive meaningful results in careers and communities,
  • The basic components of a successful idea and how to use the components to spark ideas,
  • Why readers should ditch cliches such as “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” to revamp old mindsets,
  • Techniques and activities that exercise creative muscles,
  • Stories of people who achieved success by unleashing their creative potential.

The insights are drawn from Linkner’s decades of experience as a five-time tech founder and venture capitalist, the latest research on human creativity, and interviews with innovators. The book argues that no idea is too small to make a difference.

Linkner is a serial entrepreneur, venture capitalist, and jazz musician. After starting his career as a professional jazz guitarist, he became the founder and CEO of five tech companies, which sold for a combined value of more than $200 million. At Detroit Venture Partners, he has helped get more than 100 tech startups off the ground. He is a recipient of the United States Presidential Champion of Change Award.

More information on the new book is available here. A book trailer is available here.

Platypus Labs is an innovation research, training, and consulting firm.

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