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Best selling author, TechCrunch contributor and former VC Peter Sims is making a giant wager with his stimulating new book Little Bets: How Breakthrough Ideas Emerge From Small Discoveries. Sims is betting that the biggest new idea is that there aren’t really any brilliant ideas anymore – only lots of little ideas which get endlessly worked and reworked into the right idea.

As Erick Schonfeld wrote yesterday, Little Bets should be on all our reading lists. It’s a lively read – utilizing entertaining anecdotes from everyone from Thomas Edison and Beethoven to Chris Rock and Jeff Bezos to make his argument. And, as he demonstrated when he came into the TechCrunch studio last week to discuss Little Bets with me, Peter Sims is as lively and provocative as his writing.

To celebrate Sims’ big bet on the importance of small discoveries, we are giving away 4 free copies of Little Bets. If you want one, we need you to make two of the tiniest bets imaginable. Just follow these steps to enter:

1. Retweet this post and include the #TechCrunch hashtag
2. Let us know what your favorite part of the interview was in the comments below.

The giveaway starts now and ends tonight at 7:30pm PST.

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