Idea Almanac

In his book How Big Things Get Done, world-leading megaproject expert Bent Flyvbjerg reveals the surprising factors that determine the fate of every project, from home renovations to space exploration.

Here are some of the key takeaways from the book:

  • Understand your odds: Don’t underestimate the risks and challenges of your project.
  • Plan slow, act fast: Take the time to understand your project thoroughly before you start executing.
  • Find your Lego: Break down your project into small, manageable steps.
  • Be a team maker: Build a strong team with a shared vision for the project.
  • Master the unknown unknowns: Be prepared for the unexpected.