The consummate motivational playbook on how to think big and dream bigger, by the founders of the renown Summit leadership series.
Elliott Bisnow, Brett Leve, Jeff Rosenthal and Jeremy Schwarz founded the acclaimed Summit leadership conference with just a vision and a prayer. In 2009, with no money in the bank, and no special connections, they found themselves cold calling frantically as they struggled to make the hard transition from hosting free leadership events, to a ticketed event in Aspen. From those spare beginnings, they have built nothing less than a leadership empire.
Today, with over 500 employees, their Summit events feature movers and shakers like Bill Clinton, Jeff Bezos, Eric Schmidt, Jessica Alba, Reed Hastings, and Blake Mycoskie, and they have acquired the largest ski resort in America to host over 150 "mountain salon" events.
In Make No Small Plans
, they reveal the lessons and insights that can encourage every one of us to dream bigger and do something great with our lives. Among their takeaways in creating Summit: * Be a cheerleader for new ideas
--in other words, drink the koolaid. * Don't be afraid to steal like an artist
--we all build on the shoulders of others. * Always presume abundance
--never approach life from the perspective of scarcity. * Recognize complaints and setbacks as a gift. * Never get too far out over your skis
--pursue what you know.
Every one of us has the capacity to go bigger, and have an impact on the world. In Make No Small Plans,
the Summit founders show us how.