Progression: Yours free on Amazon
Hello blog reader!
Obviously, most of my writing these days happens at thestrategicreview.net -- but on the off chance you're not subscribed there, I wanted to let you know that Progression is out today, and is free for 72 hours.
The TSR readership has increased over 50% -- all through word of mouth -- since we rebooted in December 2015.
(A BIG thank you to everyone who shared about TSR. It's a great joy for me. Thank you.)
I keep getting asked for old issues.
Well, here they all are -- nicely edited and formatted. It's yours for free.
A few small points since I anticipate these questions:
1. You don't need an Amazon Kindle to get it for free and read it. You do need an Amazon account, but it's free to get one. If you don't have a Kindle, just go to read.amazon.com to read it in your browser. It's a nice experience.
2. After the 72 hour free period ends, the price will be $7.77 -- which I think is rather a good deal, too.
3. I can't send you a non-Amazon PDF copy because I don't have one! I got help to compile and format it, and I actually don't have the book in PDF format.
5. I love reader feedback and do everything I can for my readers and answer just about all the email I can't but I really can't get you a free copy after the free period ends! My sincere apologies if you miss it. I'm focused on theSecond Annual GiveGetWin Summer Camp at UChicago in my nonprofit work, and the Ultraworking Pentathlon in my commercial work. And for now at least, I don't have any non-Amazon way to get you a free copy if you miss the free window.
Ok, details over!
Beyond that, if you want to be more involved in helping TSR grow:
1. I would absolutely be extremely grateful if you share this free book with others on your network, and point them at your favorite issues in the past.
2. Reviews on Amazon.com, Goodreads.com, and other websites are like gold. I super appreciate all reviews.
3. I'm now gameplanning and rapidly writing new series -- have any feedback for what you like best? I'd love to hear from you. Or just say hello. I get a huge amount of enjoyment out of every reader email: you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll get it straightaway.
And if you're into productivity, maybe you'd like what we're doing at Ultraworking.
Many of you already know about it and have gotten a huge kick out of something we're doing.
The next initiative is a July competition aiming for three weeks of max-thriving max-focus-on-important work, with great supporting coaching and technology.
If you're interested, you can find out more at --
Anything else? Let me know where you're at, reply and let me know.
With best regards, always,
I wrote a review; it was supposed to be for TSR, but Progression works even better, since the review can link back to the Amazon title.
Feel free to to use any of it for testimonials or to point people to for a second opinion.
Thanks for the TSR series; they're incredible at shifting one's worldview for the better.
Boom! It's 2017. Oh my goodness, 2016 was the best year of my life by far. Knock on wood, everything is working. It's working marvelously, even.
One of my very few regrets is that I'm doing less ad hoc writing. I published 52 essays at The Strategic Review in 2016, the first half of which got edited into the book Progression; the second half will be in the upcoming Machina (rough guess on ETA: February).
TSR roughly doubled in size, all through word of mouth. (Thank you.) But I didn't blog as much as I used to, and I used to have a lot of fun doing this.
I've also learned a lot about making things happen in the last year, that I think might be useful to you. I'm going to be blogging a little more in 2017.
So without further ado, here's two things that have been huge for me.
There are three items I own which I'll always upgrade when a significant upgrade exists: my computer, my camera, and my Kindle. Yesterday I got my new Kindle, the fourth generation one that was just released. Before I talk about this specific Kindle, I want to address some general points about the Kindle.
Some people balk at the $189 price tag of the newest 3G Kindle (which is the only one to buy, by the way). It's expensive, but only if you consider it a drop in replacement for books. I consider it $200 to ensure that I read at least 10X more than I used to.