Synopses & Reviews
Praise for Risky is the New Safe
"Risky is the New Safe is eye opening, mind blowing, and gut real. It gives you a step-by-step blueprint for succeeding in today's new world. If you are an entrepreneur, a businessperson, or want to create wealth in your life, you HAVE to read this book!"
—T. HARV EKER, author of New York Times #1 bestseller Secrets of the Millionaire Mind
"Holy crap, I love this book! It's smart, entertaining and best of all, made me re-think my life and my business. That's a winning combination I find irresistible."
—LARRY WINGET, five-time New York Times / Wall Street Journal bestselling author, including the #1 bestseller, Shut Up, Stop Whining, and Get a Life!
"Couldn't take my eyes off this great freaking book! Risky is the New Safe is a combination of Buffett, Springsteen, Rand, and Patton. Randy Gage is the ranking intellect of prosperity in our time, and only Luddites will ignore him. He has, yet again, written of the promise of abundance, the appeal of change, and the vast value of new and emerging relationships. There's nothing risky about buying this book except forgetting to do anything else while you're engrossed in it."
—ALAN WEISS, PhD, author of The Consulting Bible and Thrive!: Stop Wishing Your Life Away
Disruptive technology, accelerating speed of change, and economic upheaval are changing the game. The same tired, conventional thinking won't get you to success today. Risky is the New Safe is a different kind of book for a different kind of thinking. It's a thought-provoking manifesto for risk takers. It will change the way you look at everything. You'll stop seeing challenges as obstacles—and instead recognize the opportunities they provide!
THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER and #1 WALL STREET JOURNAL BESTSELLER
Risky Is the New Safe is a different kind of book for a different kind of thinking—a thought-provoking manifesto for risk takers. It will challenge you to think laterally, question premises, and be a contrarian.
Disruptive technology, accelerating speed of change and economic upheaval are changing the game. The same tired, old conventional thinking won’t get you to success today. Risky Is the New Safe will change the way you look at everything! You’ll view challenges—and the corresponding opportunities they provide—in entirely new and exciting ways. You’ll recognize powerful new gateways to creating wealth.
In this mind-bending book you’ll discover:
- How mavericks like Steve Jobs, Richard Branson, and Mark Cuban think differently—and what you can learn from them;
- The six-month online course that could allow you to earn more than a Ph.D.;
- How social media changes branding and marketing forever, and what that means for you;
- What happens when holo-suites and virtual-reality sex come about, and how you need to prepare;
- The new religion of ideas: How to become an “idea generator” and declare as a free agent; and,
- What will cause the Euro, precious metals, and oceanfront real estate to collapse—and how that can make you rich!
The financial system is in shambles, disruptive technology is eliminating millions of jobs, and entire economies are failing. Things have changed and they're never going back. This calamitous transformation is creating new and more daunting challengesand great opportunities.
Risky is the New Safe lays out thought leader Randy Gage's bold vision for how to prosper in the new economy. Gage reveals the tumultuous changes taking place in business, technology, and the economyand the extraordinary challenges they are creating. More importantly, he shows how to turn those challenges into lucrative opportunities.
You'll learn which jobs and business models will disappear forever, and how to position yourself to thrive in the emerging business cycles. You'll discover how to think differently and develop the same mindset the world's highest achievers harness for success.
From monkeys replacing human laborers to cloning, ocean-floor real estate development to asteroid mining, virtual-reality sex to holosuites, Gage provides fascinating insights into what the future holds and how people and companies can best prepare for it. You'll discover why following conventional thinking will lead to failure, and how becoming a contrarian and critical thinker will allow you to create wealth.
About the Author
RANDY GAGE is a classic American rags-to-riches story. A high school dropout, Randy rose from a jail cell as a teen, faced down addictions, getting shot, and near bankruptcy before becoming a multi-millionaire. Today, Randy is considered one of the preeminent experts on prosperity and success in the world. He shares the lessons learned from his own adversity to help people and companies all over the world create wealth and success. Where others see only challenges, Randy reveals how to discover hidden opportunity. He's bold, brash, sometimes controversial, but never boring. His tough-love approach will show you how to overcome limiting beliefs, develop critical thinking skills, and defy conventional wisdom to become successful. Randy has spoken to more than two million people in fifty countries, and his books have been translated into twenty-five languages. When he's not prowling the podium or locked in his lonely writer's garret, you'll find him playing third base on a softball field somewhere.
Table of Contents
Synopsis: Safe Is the New Risky xxiii
Overture Training Monkeys and Cloning Puppies 1
Act I It’s Not About the Tech 13
Act II The Only Free Cheese Is in the Mousetrap 29
Tenor Aria The New Religion of Ideas 49
Act III Move Fast and Break Things 63
Act IV Harnessing the Ego for Success 95
Soprano Aria Selfishness Is the New Altruism 119
The After Party Sameness Creates Comfort; Difference Creates Opportunity 133
Required Reading for Risk Takers 141
Connect with Randy! 143