The job of the World Bank and other aid agencies is to promote innovation, and to do so in a way that helps rather than harms the environment.
Some interventions can make things worse, via the law of unintended consequences. The larger the intervention, the more severe the possible negative consequences.
When large numbers of entrepreneurs, financiers, engineers, and other smart, creative people are constantly bumping into one another, business ideas are formed, sharpened and executed.
Behavioral economics has been successful at exposing the fallacies of rational expectations, but it has not succeeded in creating a new framework.
The aid industry has spent over $2 trillion since World War II to help spur the development of poorer countries, with not enough to show for it.
There are many areas where there is no clear right answer or no clear best practice. And it is precisely in these fields that we must be careful of a "tyranny of the experts."
Many of these self-motivational books are recipes for major disappointment and backlash down the road, because they fail to set expectations: success and failure have a random component.