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Alta Magazine & Books Inc. Present ALBERTO SAVOIA at Mountain View

Alberto Savoia author photo and The Right It cover image
Order a Signed First Edition of The Right It! 
Orders will be shipped after the on-sale date of February 26 or picked up at the 
Books Inc. in Mountain View Event for Alberto on March 14, 2019!
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Alta Magazine and Books Inc. present Google Innovation Agitator Emeritus Alberto Savoia discussing his groundbreaking, entertaining, and highly practical book, The Right It: Why So Many Ideas Fail and How to Make Sure Yours Succeed.
 

Using his experience at Google, his remarkable success as an entrepreneur and consultant, and insights from his lectures at Stanford University and Google, Alberto Savoia's The Right It offers an unparalleled approach to beating the beast that is market failure.

Millions of people around the world are working hard to bring to life new ideas. Some of these ideas will turn out to be stunning successes that will have a major impact on our world and our culture: The next Google, the next Polio vaccine, the next Harry Potter, the next Red Cross, the next Ford Mustang. Others will be smaller, more personal but no less meaningful, successes: A little restaurant that becomes a neighborhood favorite, a biography that does not make the best-seller list but tells an important story, a local nonprofit to care for abandoned pets. At this very same moment, another group of people is working equally hard to develop new ideas that, when launched, will fail. Some of them will fail spectacularly and publicly: like New Coke, the movie "John Carter," or the Ford Edsel. Others will be smaller, more private, but no less painful failures: A home-based business that never takes off, a children's book that neither publishers nor children have any interest in, a charity for a cause that too few people care enough about.

If you are currently working to develop a new idea, whether on your own or as part of a team, which group are you in? Most people believe that they either are, or will be, in the first group--the group whose ideas will be successful. All they have to do is work hard and execute well. Unfortunately, we know that this cannot be the case. The law of market failure tells us that up to 90 percent of most new products, services, businesses, and initiatives will fail soon after they are launched--regardless of how promising they sound, how much we commit to them, or how well we execute them. This is a hard fact to accept. We believe that other people fail because they don't know what they are doing. Somehow, we believe that this does not apply to us and to our idea--especially if we've experienced victories in the past.

Filled with detailed case studies, a lesson on creating your own hard data, a strategy for market engagement, and an introduction to the concept of a pretotype (not a prototype), The Right It delivers a proven formula for turning ideas, products, services, and businesses into successful endeavors.

As Alberto writes, "make sure you are building The Right It before you build It right."

 

Event date: 
Thursday, March 14, 2019 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Books Inc.
317 Castro Street
Mountain View, CA
Books: 
The Right It: Why So Many Ideas Fail and How to Make Sure Yours Succeed Cover Image
$25.99
ISBN: 9780062884657
Availability: In Stock Now - Click Title to See Store Inventory. Books must show IN STOCK at your desired location for same day pick-up.
Published: HarperOne - February 26th, 2019

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