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Book recommendations for business leaders: 10/24/19

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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 reviews of  »  Read More

The Writing Edge for Business Writers: 10/26/18

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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. Even though writing and storytelling and blogging and SEO aren’t your day job, you want to do them better. You need to get the most value you  »  Read More

Writing a Book: The Big Challenge for Business Authors

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Times Have Changed There was a time when simply being an author was enough to give you an advantage if you were a speaker, trainer, consultant, or just a business person who wanted to be known as a “thought leader.” That was when it was relatively hard to get published. Just about all the business books were published  »  Read More

Buying Books: 3 Ways to Get the Most from Amazon Reviews

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Amazon is usually the second stop on my book-buying journey. First, I get pointed toward a book by trusted source. Then, I click over to Amazon to see what the reviewers have to say. Amazon reviews are incredibly helpful in finding books that it’s worth my time to read. According to my research, that’s true for most  »  Read More

Advice from the Masters: Ludmilla Jordanova

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Ludmilla Jordanova is Professor of Visual Culture in the Department of History at Durham University in England. I found this wonderful observation of her’s in Helen Sword’s great book, Air & Light & Time & Space. “I see writing as an artisanal activity, like being a potter or a woodworker. The craft  »  Read More

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