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7 Lessons Learned From Writing a Business Book

Wow, so it’s been a long time coming, but Collaborate: The Modern Playbook for Leading a Small Team to Create, Market, and Sell Digital Products Online is almost finished! Today, I want to share some of my lessons learned (the good, the bad, and the ugly) from writing this book… But first, a bit of background: I started this project a year ago this month. I actually ran...

The Lever, The Fulcrum, and Great Work

“Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it, and I shall move the world.” -Archimedes Archimedes was an Ancient Greek mathematician, scientist, engineer, philosopher, inventor and all around badass. Among hundreds of inventions and discoveries, it is Archimedes who is credited with defining the principle of the lever. (source) You probably know what a lever is, but...

Why You Should Collaborate (a $63,659 Case Study)

On Monday, November 11th, I’m launching a new book about collaboration. I’ll be using a platform known as Publishizer.com to crowdfund the book. Publishizer is a lot like Kickstarter, but for books. If you’re not familiar with Kickstarter, it’s a crowdfunding platform that allows artists, writers, entrepreneurs, and creators of all types to pre-sell their idea before they build it. Crowdfunding...

How to Build a Lean Sales Funnel From Scratch

  In 2014, I collaborated on and launched a 5-figure business. What started as just an idea several months prior culminated in a launch that brought in $40,000+, allowing us to fund our operations for the foreseeable future and take our business to the next level. In part 1, I wrote about “The Open Loop Product Development Framework” – a process I use to thrash an idea until it’s clear...

How to Launch a Business from Scratch (part 1 of 3)

For a more in depth look at building a team and shipping a product to market, checkout Collaborate: The Modern Playbook for Leading a Small Team to Create, Market, and Sell Digital Products Online. The Open Loop Product Development Framework A couple months ago, I mentioned I was collaborating on a new business venture – a business training platform for veterans. Last week, we wrapped up...

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