Leadership and Innovation Advisor
Peter Sims is a best-selling co-author and strategic adviser specializing in leadership and innovation. He is the co-author (with Bill George) of True North, the best-selling book that The New York Times called “one of the most important books on leadership to come along in years.” He also established “Leadership Perspectives,” a sought-after class at Stanford Graduate School of Business. Read More >
Little Bets: How Breakthrough Ideas Emerge from Small Discoveries
Howard Schultz's Inspiring Story
Peter Sims's newest book, Little Bets: How Breakthrough Ideas Emerge from Small Discoveries, is about how breakthroughs are rarely hatched from one ingenious idea, but rather are discovered by using a series of methodological "little bets."
What surprised Sims most, he says, is that Steve Jobs, architect Frank Gehry, Army counterinsurgency specialists, Amazon's Jeff Bezos, comedian Chris Rock, and the emerging field of design thinking all use a strikingly similar approach. In this speech, Sims hopes to unlock the creativity and innovation that so often gets suffocated or left untapped when doing anything original or new.
Leadership speaker Peter Sims affirms that anyone who follows his or her internal compass can become an authentic leader. Read More >
Based on the research he compiled for True North: Discover Your Authentic Leadership, a book he co-authored with former Medtronic CEO Bill George, Sims examines some of the world’s most respected entrepreneurs and leaders and explains how they became successful. Some of the themes he discusses include overcoming life crucibles and setbacks, clarifying personal values and motivations, developing effective support structures, using your life story to motivate and inspire others, approaches for staying grounded, and personal leadership development plans. Read Less ^