The Writing Edge for Business Writers: 7/24/15

Jul 24, 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 a piece on the future of publishing and two great reading lists.

Articles & Posts

From Joanna Penn: Digital, Mobile, Global, Indie? The Future Of Publishing With Thad McIlroy

“Today I get to indulge my passion with Future of Publishing author, publishing consultant and speaker, Thad McIlroy. Yes, we both get super excited about mobile, digital, global sales and the creative disruption of indies!”

Business Reading Lists

From Rich Feloni: Sam Adams founder explains how 2 books helped him build a billion-dollar company

“Koch told Business Insider he’s a voracious reader, and two books stand out when he considers their influence on his approach to business. He’s used both of the books below to develop a philosophy of prioritizing customers over shareholders and using constant innovation as an advantage.”

From Theodore Kinni: Harry Kraemer’s Required Reading

“Other people’s books have played an important role in Kraemer’s career. ‘Values-based leadership starts within, developing the self-awareness and self-knowledge that allows you to become your best self. As your best self, you are better able to relate to and influence others, which is the essence of leadership,’ he explained to me. ‘Although the process is highly personal, I have always found insight and inspiration in the thoughts and experiences of others.’ Kraemer called out the following three books as especially notable for having ‘helped me look more deeply at my own actions and behaviors, and how I can become my best self.'”

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