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'Smartcuts' advocates adopting a hacker mind-set for speedy success
'Smartcuts' advocates adopting a hacker mind-set for speedy success

In the 19th century, it took John D. Rockefeller, the oil tycoon, 46 years to make $1 billion. In the late 2000s it took Andrew Mason two years to do the same at Groupon, the online daily deals company. So opens Shane Snow's new book, "Smartcuts: How Hackers, Innovators, and Icons Accelerate Success," which contends the difference is not all due to inflation. The book is published by Harper Business. Arguing that progress can be a lot speedier these days, Snow cites futurist Ray Kurzweil's essay, "The Law of Accelerating Returns," which suggests that we won't experience 100 years of progress in the 21st century — it will be more like 20,000...

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