“Loonshots” by Safi Bahcall

My Summary

My Notes


Chapter 1 (How Loonshots Won a War)

Chapter 2 (Fragility of Loonshots)

Chapter 3 (Two Types of Loonshots)

Chapter 4 (The Moses Trap)

Chapter 5 (Escaping the Moses Trap)

Chapter 6 (Phase Transitions)

Chapter 7 (The Magic Number)

Chapter 8 (The Fourth Rule)

The Mother of All Loonshots


The Bush-Vail Rules

  1. Separate the phases
  2. Create dynamic equilibrium
  3. Spread a system mindset
  4. Raise the magic number