Big Little Breakthroughs are small creative acts that unlock massive rewards over time. They’re accessible to everyone and can give us the edge we’re looking for.

They help solve our trickiest problems and unlock our biggest opportunities. Better yet, they’re fun.

Big Little Breakthroughs aren’t just for propeller-head inventors, fancy pants CEOs, or hoodie-donning tech billionaires. In fact, they’re for us all.

Learn the proven approach to unlocking your own creativity so you can innovate a better company, career, and life.


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The pressure to generate big ideas can feel overwhelming. We know that bold innovations are critical in these disruptive and competitive times, but when it comes to breakthrough thinking, we often freeze up.

Instead of shooting for a $10 billion IPO or a Nobel Prize, the most effective innovators focus instead on something much smaller.

Instead of wild, risky and expensive moonshots, you’ll learn how to unleash little, daily creative sparks that drive gigantic results over time. You’ll see how cultivating high volumes of micro-innovations build the much-needed skills that lead to colossal transformations and the creative confidence to take responsible risks.


JOSH LINKNER is a Creative Troublemaker. He passionately believes that all human beings have incredible creative capacity, and he’s on a mission to unlock inventive thinking and creative problem solving to help leaders, individuals, and communities soar.

He has been the founder and CEO of five tech companies, which sold for a combined value of over $200 million and is the author of four books including the New York Times Bestsellers, Disciplined Dreaming and The Road to Reinvention. He has invested in and/or mentored over 100 startups and is the Founding Partner of Detroit Venture Partners.

Today, Josh serves as Chairman and co-founder of Platypus Labs, an innovation research, training, and consulting firm. He has twice been named the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year and is the recipient of the United States Presidential Champion of Change Award.

Josh is also a passionate Detroiter, the father of four, is a professional-level jazz guitarist, and has a slightly odd obsession for greasy pizza.



The approaches we’ll discover aren’t just for prodigies with multiple Ivy League degrees and celebrity connections. Quite the opposite. In fact, the Big Little Breakthroughs framework is innovation for us all.

It’s for the customer service rep that wants to contribute more and get a promotion.

It’s for the startup that’s looking to take on industry giants.

It’s for the dentist that wants to grow her practice and serve more patients.

It’s for the multinational corporation trying to gain a competitive advantage against other industry giants.

It’s for the family-owned business hoping to lock in a path to sustainable success.

It’s for the new college grad trying to stand out in a competitive workforce.

It’s for the small business owner who wants to break into the next category of growth.

It’s for the leader of a company in a developing country that’s trying to compete in a global market.

It’s for the architect trying to boost his practice by producing more inventive designs.

It’s for the church leader seeking to drive change in his community.

It’s for the achievement junky looking to take her game to the next level.

It’s for the factory foreman who seeks creative ways to drive efficiency and boost safety in the manufacturing process.

It’s for the ad agency trying to land that big, new account.

It’s for high potential up-and-comers.

It’s for senior leaders and middle managers.

It’s for entrepreneurs.

It’s for dreamers and doers.

It’s for us all.


"This is a terrific book. It could change the way you approach your creative practice. Don't hesitate, it's worth your time."
- Seth Godin, New York Times bestselling author

"Big Little Breakthroughs sets the new standard for using creativity in everyday life. Inspiring stories, fascinating research, and a practical guide that shows how all of us can be everyday innovators."
- Mel Robbins, New York Times bestselling author of The Five Second Rule and star of the Mel Robbins Show

"Building a culture of innovation is mission-critical in today's rapidly changing business landscape, and becoming even more important as we enter the Internet's Third Wave. Big Little Breakthroughs provides a clear path to help you build an army of everyday innovators, and turn ideas into action."
- Steve Case, CEO, Revolution, co-founder and former CEO, AOL

"This is a masterclass on creativity from one of the most creative people I've ever met. The stories are compelling, the steps are clear and the advice is hard fought from 30 years of building up companies and individuals. Josh Linkner continues to shine when it comes to creating actionable advice for people like you and me."
- Jon Acuff, New York Times Bestselling Author of Do Over, Finish and Soundtracks

"A true breakthrough in the study and practice of innovation. Josh Linkner makes human creativity accessible in a practical way for leaders who are driven to accelerate growth despite breaktaking change."
- Mark C. Thompson, World’s #1 CEO Coach & New York Times Bestselling Author

"I've had the pleasure of sharing the stage with Josh Linkner and he's the real deal. This book is littered with bright light bulb ideas that will inspire a-ha moments!"
- Johnny Cupcakes, Top Innovator in Retail, keynote speaker, & CEO of the World's First T-Shirt Bakery

"Josh has created a roadmap for injecting innovation into everyday life and everyday business. He brings you actionable advice, inspiring stories, and even some laugh-out-loud moments. If you want to unlock your inner creative, this book is for you!"
- Peter McGraw, Ph.D., Director of the Humor Research Lab at University of Colorado and author of Shtick to Business

"Big Little Breakthroughs provides a blueprint to a culture of innovation and achievement. When teams get more creative, they perform better and enjoy far better outcomes. In our highly competitive world, this book delivers the edge we're all looking for."
- John Foley, Former lead Blue Angels Pilot and New York Times bestselling author

"Organizations that equip every single team member to become innovators are the ones that win over the long term. Big Little Breakthroughs delivers a powerful framework that will unlock hidden creativity in order to drive growth, innovation, and sustainable success. It will undoubtedly become the new standard for everyday innovation."
- Duncan Wardle, former head of innovation and creativity, Disney

"An adventure worth taking. Big Little Breakthroughs shows us how to inject innovation into our daily lives through captivating stories, surprising research, and practical tools that are easy to implement. It's my new field guide for creativity."
- Alison Levine, Team Captain of the first American Women’s Everest Expedition, New York Times bestselling author, and Professor at United States Military Academy, West Point

"Big Little Breakthroughs is the ideal mix of academic rigor and practical application. The book provides a systematic framework to harness and maximize both individual and organization creativity in order to boost results. Inspiring stories reinforce the point that we can all be innovators, regardless of our background or job function."
- David Brophy, Ph.D., Professor of Finance, University of Michigan Ross School of Business; Founding Director, Center for Venture Capital and Private Equity Finance