When cooling water suddenly becomes ice, that’s a phase transition, and the same kind of thing can happen when the people in an organization go from working as individuals to working as a team. Safi Bahcall’s new book, Loonshots, explains how to recognize these patterns and how to incentivize them. In this episode of Hack the Process, Safi tells us what he appreciates about the uncomfortable feeling of starting something new, why a background in theoretical Physics prepared him for several career transitions, and how he researched the puzzles and patterns of story structure to optimize his nonfiction book around keeping a reader’s attention.
Where to find Safi online:
Josh Foer: https://joshuafoer.com/
Pan Am Historical Foundation: https://www.panam.org/
Juan Trippe: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Juan_Trippe
Marlon Brando: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marlon_Brando