Category: Writing A Book

The Writing Edge for Business Writers: 4/7/17

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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

Writing a Book: Two reasons to check your facts

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I was in the airport lounge waiting for my flight when I noticed that a man sitting across from me was reading a book that one of my friends wrote. That’s happened to me several times in my life, and usually I strike up a conversation to see what the reader thinks about the book. Usually they have great things to say and  »  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

Writing a Book: Learning about storytelling from Chip Bell

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I learned about Chip Bell’s new book when a kaleidoscope showed up in my mailbox. Chip sent it to me to help promote the release of his new book by the same name. This is Chip’s twenty-second book and it’s the third one in a string about customer service. The first of the string was 9 ½ Principles of Innovative  »  Read More

Advice from the Masters: Tim Harford

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Tim Harford is the Undercover Economist because that was the title of his first book. I didn’t read it. The book he wrote that caught my eye is Adapt and it was the subtitle that won my heart: “Why success always starts with failure.” Ain’t that the truth? It is for me. I loved his most recent book, Messy. You can  »  Read More

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