CREATING

Opportunity spotting is a form of creativity and this section looks at three ways you can create opportunities. They follow on from the priming tools (and some of them overlap).

Practice

This sits very well with the chapters on learning and performance where I championed the value of practice with purpose. The better you get at something, the more opportunities seem to open up for you to get even better. And, assuming you do improve, the more you see ways in which you can use your improved performance in opportunistic ways. Think about Gates, Jobs and others, who in the 1970s immersed themselves totally in computer technology in their garages or bedrooms or kitchens to a point where their hours and hours of practice with these technologies ...

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