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Think Like A Rocket Scientist

Simple Strategies You Can Use to Make Giant Leaps in Work and Life

by Ozan Varol

Susan CainThinking like a rocket scientist is not rocket science! Packed with witty writing, insightful advice, and invigorating stories, this must-read book will change the way you see the world—and empower you to change the world itself.

—SUSAN CAIN, New York Times bestselling author of QUIET

Pre-order and claim launch bonuses (which expire on April 14, 2020).

Think Like a Rocket Scientist is now available for pre-order! In the book, I draw on my background as a rocket scientist to share with you nine simple strategies that you can use to make your own giant leaps in work and life—whether it’s landing your dream job, accelerating your business, learning a new skill, or creating the next breakthrough product.

To celebrate the launch, I compiled a set of amazing pre-order bonuses. If you pre-order the book before April 14, 2020, you’ll get rewards worth 10x the cost of the book(s).

If you pre-order the book, you’ll get immediate access to the digital version. That means you can start reading it on your favorite digital device NOW, months before the book is published in April 2020.

If you order multiple copies, you can gift them to friends and family, start a book club, or share them with your team at work. The book is chock-full of advice on how to improve your creativity and critical thinking, making it a great business investment for your team or company.

Why am I running this campaign? Three reasons.

First, pre-orders carry tremendous weight in book promotion. Major bookstores use pre-order numbers to gauge public interest in the book. If the pre-order numbers are high, they’ll stock more copies of the book, which, in turn, means more readers will see it.

Second, pre-order bonuses are my way of thanking you for supporting my writing.

Third, I’m going to personally donate my royalties from the pre-order sales to a non-profit called charity: water, which is on a mission to create a future where everyone has access to clean and safe drinking water. Every 10 pre-orders will bring clean water to 1 person in need. To find out more, you can click here.

So if you plan to order the book, please choose to pre-order it. It goes a long way in supporting my work and ensuring this book will be one of many to come.

What do you need to do?

  1. Pre-order any version of the book. You can buy the book from any bookseller.
  2. Forward your receipt to [email protected].
  3. The bonuses will arrive in your inbox within one week.

1-Book Package

Pre-order 1 book before April 14
1-Book Package
  • The digital version of the book, available to download and read NOW, before the book is released to the public. The digital version is available for all devices (including Kindle, Nook, iOS, Android, personal computers, etc.).
  • Signed and personalized bookplate that can be pasted inside the book. The bookplates will be mailed to you after the book is published.
  • Private Group Q&A with Ozan: An invitation to a live hour-long group Q&A session where you can ask me questions about anything. The session will be held after the book is published.
  • Cheat sheet: Summary of the key ideas from each chapter in the book, along with worksheets, challenges, and exercises.
  • A behind-the-scenes look at my productivity system: In this video training, I reveal some of the productivity secrets that allowed me to write Think Like a Rocket Scientist in record time. You’ll find tips on how to defeat procrastination, escape email overwhelm, minimize distractions, and get more done in less time. These are valuable for achieving greater efficiency in any type of work.
  • The complete list of tools and services I use to save time and increase my productivity.
  • A 30-day free express membership to the Next Big Idea Club. You’ll get audio, video, and text summaries of the best nonfiction books of the year—in 22 minutes or less.

3-Books Package

Pre-order 3 books before April 14
3-Books Package
  • Everything from the 1-book package, PLUS:
  • Private book club with Ozan. You’ll be invited to join a private book club where we’ll read the book together, one chapter at a time. I’ll take you behind the scenes on each chapter and explain why I chose to write it and the takeaways that I hope readers will get from it. You’ll be able to ask me questions and discuss the book with other readers.
  • Discussion Questions: Curated list of questions for your team or book club to lead a discussion about the book.
  • A 1-person invitation to a book launch party in Portland, Oregon.
  • A personal shout-out to you on my podcast and blog. (If you don’t want to be acknowledged publicly, please include a note when you forward your pre-order receipt)

10-Books Package

Pre-order 10 books before April 14
10-Books Package
  • Everything from the 1-book and 3-book packages, PLUS:
  • A private, 1-on-1, 30-minute virtual call with Ozan to discuss whatever you want. I don’t do any consulting, so this is your only opportunity to get private, personal feedback. You can ask me about writing a book, starting a blog or podcast, or any problem you’re trying to tackle in an unconventional and creative way.
  • A hand-signed (by Ozan) art print with a sentence from the book, suitable for framing.
  • A 5-person invitation to a book launch party in Portland, Oregon.

500-Books Package

Pre-order 500 books before April 14, get $20,000 in bonuses (limited to 5 people)
500-Books Package
  • Everything from the 1-book, 3-book, and 10-book packages, PLUS:
  • Pick ONE of TWO:
    1. I’ll fly anywhere in the United States to deliver a 1-hour speech to the group of your choice and have dinner with you. You can see a list of my speaking topics at this link.
    2. An evening in Portland with Ozan to discuss anything you want. We’ll have dinner at one of my favorite Portland restaurants, followed by an evening of delicious drinks and great conversation. You can invite one friend or colleague to join us. Domestic airfare, hotel, food, and drinks are included for ONE person. (International airfare is NOT included).

Praise

When the stakes are high, the unknowns are threatening, and the problems seem insurmountable, you need a superhero — which means you need Ozan Varol. He’ll show you how to master the cognitive skills of a rocket scientist. And by the time you finish reading his endlessly fascinating book, your thinking will be bigger, better, and bolder.

—DANIEL H. PINK, New York Times bestselling author of WHEN, DRIVE, and A WHOLE NEW MIND

This is not just an engrossing read—it’s bursting with practical insights. Ozan Varol’s dazzling debut might change how you approach problems. Houston, this book has solutions.

—ADAM GRANT, New York Times bestselling author of ORIGINALS and GIVE AND TAKE, and host of the TED podcast WorkLife

The rocket scientists I know are technical, of course. But they are also among the biggest dreamers the world has ever seen. Ozan Varol has written a fascinating, practical, and mind-expanding book about how we can all benefit from thinking like a rocket scientist. This book will make you look at the world with a different lens and will help you make your own seemingly crazy moonshot a reality.

—JULIAN GUTHRIE, New York Times bestselling author of How to Make a Spaceship, The Billionaire and The Mechanic, and Alpha Girls

Want to know more about the book?

A former rocket scientist reveals the habits, ideas, and strategies that will empower you to turn the seemingly impossible into the possible. 

Rocket science is often celebrated as the ultimate triumph of technology. But it’s not. Rather, it’s the apex of a certain thought process—a way to imagine the unimaginable and solve the unsolvable. It’s the same thought process that enabled Neil Armstrong to take his giant leap for mankind, that allows spacecraft to travel millions of miles through outer space and land on a precise spot, and that brings us closer to colonizing other planets.

Fortunately, you don’t have to be a rocket scientist to think like one. 

In this accessible and practical book, Ozan Varol reveals nine simple strategies from rocket science that you can use to make your own giant leaps in work and life—whether it’s landing your dream job, accelerating your business, learning a new skill, or creating the next breakthrough product. 

Today, thinking like a rocket scientist is a necessity. We all encounter complex and unfamiliar problems in our lives. Those who can tackle these problems—without clear guidelines and with the clock ticking—enjoy an extraordinary advantage.

Think Like a Rocket Scientist will inspire you to take your own moonshot and enable you to achieve liftoff.

Charity:
water

1 in 10 people lack access to clean water. Charity:water is on a mission to end the water crisis, and create a future where everyone has access to clean and safe drinking water. They partner with local organizations to provide long-lasting water services. Their overhead costs are financed entirely by private donors, so 100% of public donations go to water projects. Charity:water has brought clean water to over 10 million people around the globe.

I’ll donate my royalties from the pre-order sales charity: water. Every 10 pre-orders will bring clean water to 1 person in need. My goal is to sponsor an entire water project, which will cost $10,000 and bring clean water to a community of roughly 300 people.

You can learn more about charity: water at this link (charitywater.org).

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