My Mark: 10/10
An inspiring yet practical guide for transforming limitations into opportunities, A Beautiful Constraint: How to Transform Your Limitations Into Advantages, and Why It's Everyone's Business is a book about everyday, practical inventiveness, designed for the constrained times in which we live. It describes how to take the kinds of issues that all of us face today - lack of time, money, resources, attention, know-how - and see in them the opportunity for transformation of oneself and one's organization's fortunes.
The ideas in the book are based on the authors' extensive work as business consultants and are brought to life in 35 personal interviews from such varied sources as Nike, IKEA, Unilever, the US Navy, Formula One racecar engineers, public school teachers in California, and barley farmers in South Africa. Underpinned by scientific research into the psychology of breakthroughs, the book is a practical handbook full of tools and tips for how to make more from less.
Highly accessible, A Beautiful Constraint will appeal beyond its core business audience to anyone who needs to find the opportunity in constraint. The book takes the listener on a journey through the mindset, method, and motivation required to move from the initial "victim" stage into the transformation stage.