Advice from the Masters: Bill Taylor

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William C. “Bill” Taylor is a co-founder of Fast Company magazine and the author of several books, most recently, Simply Brilliant: How Great Organizations Do Ordinary Things in Extraordinary Ways. You can read my review of the book here. He did a short video for HBR titled “Why You Should Read Your Memo Out Loud.”  »  Read More

Writing a book: 3 things that can leave your book project twisting slowly in the wind

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My friend, Bill, just made an important decision. He’s been working for about a year on a book that he intended to help boost his business and reputation. Lately though, his business has taken off without the book, and Bill faced a choice. He put it to me this way: “I figured that there was my business, my family, my  »  Read More

The Writing Edge for Business Writers: 3/10/17

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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  »  Read More

Book recommendations for business leaders: 3/9/17

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Stephen King says that if you want to be a writer, there are two things you must do: read a lot and write a lot. This is about the “read a lot” part. I include reading lists and book reviews that will help you do business more effectively and write better for business. In this post, I point you to four lists of  »  Read More

Advice from the Masters: Chip Bell

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Chip Bell has written twenty-two books. So far. When I interviewed him about how he wrote his latest book, Kaleidoscope, I also asked him what advice he would give to someone who was writing their first book. Here’s what he said. “There are a lot of people who write books and then they don’t want to put the energy or  »  Read More

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