Exploring Product Development and AI Through Literature: Insights from ‘Loonshots’, ‘AI 2041’, ‘Quit’, and “How Big Things Get Done’ (QDD Book Cast)

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Ever wondered how the world of product development can be viewed through the lens of a physicist? How the future of AI will impact our existence? What a champion poker player has to say about quitting, and what we can learn about product development from an architect?

This week, we dive headfirst into those questions with four fascinating reads: 'Loonshots' by Safi Bahcall'AI 2041' by Kai Fu Lee and Chen Quifan, 'Quit' by Annie Duke, and 'How Big Things Get Done' by Bent Flyvbjerg and Dan Gardner.

These books have reshaped my perspective and I believe they hold interesting insights for you too. We’ll explore how these books apply to new product development projects and how they can help us do it better. I also share why I thought some were better together, read in pairs.

For those of you who love a good discussion, I'm inviting you to join my virtual book club where we can further unravel these intriguing books. Let me know if you're interested!

So, tune in for a conversation that promises to be as enlightening as it is engaging!


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Recommendations for Product Design Engineering

Title Author Quick Link
Loonshots: How to Nurture the Crazy Ideas That Win Wars, Cure Diseases, and Transform Industries Safi Bahcall Get this book
AI 2041: Ten Visions for Our Future Kai-Fu Lee,
Chen Qiufan
Get this book
Quit: The Power of Knowing When to Walk Away Annie Duke Get this book
How Big Things Get Done: The Surprising Factors Behind Every Successful Project, from Home Renovations to Space Exploration Bent Flyvbjerg, Dan Gardner Get this book

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