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How do you publish on Amazon?

December 15, 2011

It’s actually really easy. Basically you just go to this website: https://kdp.amazon.com/self-publishing/signin. and follow their instructions. They give you help here: https://kdp.amazon.com/self-publishing/help You need a title, description, contributers, language, publication date, publisher, ISBN, categories, keywords, a cover, your book, and some questions about if you want DRM, and have publishing rights for the book. They even walk […]

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Creativity and Inconvenience

December 14, 2011

Nothing sucks momentum like having to wait for something.

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Taking Stands and Speaking Clearly

December 14, 2011

There were a few email threads as we were hammering out the final details of the book. Like the title. Or the cover.   A lot of the time, my writing is pretty tame. Lots of qualifiers, etc. I think it’s something I picked up from trying to speak carefully and beat around bushes and […]

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Keep your Balance

December 13, 2011

I was hiking in California with some friends, and Jasen Murray said something to the effect of When you’re climbing, you must only keep your balance. It doesn’t matter if you’re at the top of a cliff, or on a branch, or on the ground — the height can’t make you fall over, only losing […]

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A funny thing about time zones…

December 13, 2011

As I’ve been working on the project, my sleeping schedule has drifted such that I appear to be on Alaska time. Normally I’m on EST. I guess my sleep has been drifting to be the average of the project members.

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Welcome!

December 12, 2011

Welcome to The One Week Book. Sign up below to be notified when we release. What’s in the book? Essays about how to live on principle, become stronger, and actionable steps to take on you on your path to victory. Why are we writing it? Because we can. We can add value and make people […]

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Global Time Arbitrage

December 12, 2011

I kind of mentioned this before, but it’s nice working with a global team. Right now I’m going to sleep, and I just handed off my current ideas to Sachit. Sachit can now work on them while I’m asleep because it’s daytime where he is. When he’s asleep, I’m awake. We can work around the […]

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Solving Synchronization issues with Thinking

December 11, 2011

One of the awesome things about working on a global team is that you can wake up to nice surprises about things being accomplished. Like, this morning I found out that Sachit and Maneesh talked about designing a landing page, and the general marketing strategy. Also, Sebastian’s friend Yifei could possibly help us with the […]

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Killing Two Birds with One Stone

December 11, 2011

There was a friend who was talking with me. I was totally spending too much time talking with him. Now if he wants to talk, we have to talk about the book. Welcome to the team?

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Doing the thing that I would do if I were trying to just decide based on reasons

December 11, 2011

There’s a mental pattern that I’ve been executing roughly whenever I’ve been successfully compiling the book. Basically, I’ll be working, then I’ll hit something I’m averse to, then I’ll back up and look at the aversion, then I’ll run it over. “Eurgh” Step back “What would I do if this didn’t suck?” Do that. Basically […]

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