Some of the terminology is quite amusing. For instance, the authors ask "What is your gig?", referring to your personal brand or professional identity, as opposed to what you are currently doing to earn a living. Their delineation of professionals into two categories, "I" thinkers (specific skills and expertise) and "T" thinkers (broader skills and knowledge) bears some consideration. We can all relate to those who do something "because we've always done it that way", and who are very rigid when it comes to new ideas. While it can ber very frustrating dealing with this type of person, the authors do a credible job of offering suggestions on working with both types of people.
The authors also come up with some wonderfully-phrased statements that make you think before you comment on them. One such statement is that "people who stand near structured holes have a higher risk of having great ideas." By this,they are referring to people who span different departments in organizations. These people tend to recognize that there is more than one solution to any given problem.
Another comment that I found particularly appealing, referred to having to kill off even some good ideas to get to the very best ones, where resources can be sufficiently allocated.
All in all, I found this an interesting read, and one that has made me realize that good ideas and opportunities abound. We just have to be open to looking at some of them in a new light.