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Jay Cone
The Surprising Power of Not Knowing What to Do

The Surprising Power of Not Knowing What to Do helps organizational leaders and teams who feel stuck or overwhelmed by uncertainty and complexity. Readers learn to use four thinking disciplines that turn the discomfort of not knowing what to do into creative insights and options. 

Semi Finalist

Plot/Idea: 9 out of 10
Originality: 9 out of 10
Prose: 9 out of 10
Character/Execution: 9 out of 10
Overall: 9.00 out of 10


Idea: Information unfolds at a crisp pace and benefits from clear, considered structuring that serves well as both an enlightening guide and an entertaining story.

Prose: Complex ideas are rendered accessible by smooth, succinct prose that makes cohorts of knowledge, humor, and objectivity.

Originality: With anecdotal forays and a confidently novelist approach to storytelling bolstering his subject, Jay Gordon Cone crafts an exciting and voracious read that stands out.

Character/Execution: An unflinching commitment to the analysis of thought on all avenues delivers a sharp and honest execution of the subject, replete with personal anecdotes that lend honest character to the subject.

Blurb: Mixing the entertaining chops of a natural storyteller with the enlightening insights of a philosopher, The Surprising Power of Not Knowing What to Do is the perfect companion to help readers navigate strange and overwhelming times.

Date Submitted: January 11, 2021