3 Companies Winning Big With Small Bets

Earlier this year on our nationally syndicated Motley Fool Money radio show, our guest was Peter Sims, author of Little Bets: How Breakthrough Ideas Emerge From Small Discoveries. In this audio segment, he shares how companies such as Amazon.com, Starbucks, and Disney's Pixar find great success by making small bets, while companies such as Procter & Gamble (among others) struggle to take risks.

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