The Writing Edge for Business Writers: 6/26/15

Jun 26, 2015 | Better Writing

You’re a businessperson. You may not think of yourself as a writer, but you know that writing well can boost your results and your career. Naturally, you want to do better. Every week I point you to articles and blog posts that I think will teach you something or spark an idea or two. Some weeks there are more pointers than others.

This week I’m pointing you to pieces on the publishing business model, the modern business book formula, and using a pocket notebook. Plus a summer reading list.

Interesting and Helpful Articles

From Greg Satell: Can Publishers Innovate a Broken Business Model?

“Like many millennials today, Yale classmates Henry Luce and Briton Hadden left their jobs to create a startup. They found newspapers dry, longwinded and boring and thought they could do better by presenting stories in a faster paced, more personality centered format.”

From Michael Wade: I Smell a Best-Seller!

The Modern Business Book formula

Wally’s Comment: How many books on your shelf or your Kindle follow the format?

From Trent Hamm: How to Use a Simple Pocket Notebook to Change Your Life

“It’s really hard to believe, but I have to say that one of the most – and possibly the most – profound changes I’ve made in my life over the last several years was the simple decision to start carrying a pocket notebook and a pen with me wherever I go.”

Hat tip to Michael Wade for pointing me to this post.

Reading List

From Stanford GSB: Seven Business Books for Your Summer Reading List

“Stanford Graduate School of Business alumni share the best business books they have read:”

Sources I Check Regularly

I find the posts and articles that I share with you on The Writing Edge in many places. But there are a few that provide insightful pieces again and again. Here they are.

Digital Book World

Frances Caballo

Joanna Penn

Merce Cardus


Becky Robinson’s Weaving Influence