That Used to Be Us: How America Fell Behind in the World It Invented and How We Can Come Back - Chapter 7: Average Is Over Summary & Analysis

Thomas Friedman
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Average is over. Competition is at a never-before-seen intensity. It's man against the machine but it's also the American man against a world of very talented people who are ambitious and eager to live the American dream even if it's on their own soil. In today's world it is necessary to invent a new product, re-invent an old one or re-invent yourself to be better than your previous best. In this hyper-connected world new ideas can literally go viral overnight. Being successful with an idea has never been easier if the idea is good, unique and improves on an old product or idea. It takes a risk-taker with resiliency to start a new company.

There are three mindsets when thinking about being a creative creator or a creative server: think like an immigrant, think like an artisan, think like...

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