This speaks to the testament of a great team. Aaron Tucker suggested we put out the book in a week - and we did, and it's in the Kindle store.
The work really represents Aaron's vision as much as mine - he curated and got down to focusing on core themes and principals. The whole team has kicked ass and really made this together - Kendall Giles, Sachit Gupta, Yifei Zhang, Louis Eastman, and Curtis SerVass.
The whole situation is awe-inspirint. There's a couple little tweaks we could do, but it just speaks to the power of the digital age that we can put our a curated work in a single week of intensive team effort.
As a sidenote, I'm now clearly utterly in material breach of Simon and Schuster's publishing contract - they're now forced to ignore it and write it off (showing they're a paper tiger) or come tango with me and set American legal precedent in court.
Grab your copy of the one week book - IKIGAI - at Amazon:
Dude, I don't have a kindle either, but you can buy in Amazon and read in your PC. They have a web app reader too. Both are comfortable.
Is there any way to buy it outside of Amazon? I don't have a Kindle, unfortunately, but any book written by a businessman who makes a habit of ranting with his shirt off is one I want to read.
Way to go, senor. Headed over to Amazon to snag a copy now. We're only a couple days behind you for planned release...
What's the most money you'd pay to write a letter?
A dollar or two?
Ten bucks, if it was an important letter?
Maybe $1,000 to write a final letter to someone you really loved?
Last month, I wrote the most expensive letter of my life.
or Backlogs, accountability & the look on a Product Owner's face when their New Feature pushes another Feature over the deadline
This article is one of a series on Scrum, The Good Bits.
Scrum has this habit of giving new names to old ideas - status meetings become Daily Standups, requirements become Stories, and the list of things you need to do becomes a Backlog. Every so often someone discovers this and decides it means Scrum is bullshit, and loses the baby as the bath water swirls away.
This is a shame, because Scrum has a whole bunch of good ideas. And some of the best ones - from a developer's perspective - come from the Backlog.