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...
Quick verdict - it's a good book, and I think it's worth reading.
Josh Kaufman sent me a message on Twitter a bit back, asking if I'd like a review copy of his book. Indeed, I would, I replied, and he sent me a digital copy.
Before I review the book, let me tell you how I read - when I get a nonfiction book that I'm not sure if I'm going to read, I "fastread" it. That's me starting to skim and move quickly, then I slow down and read in depth when something catches my eye, and speed up after I finish that section.
I fastread a lot of books. Especially reading a in-depth reference book on a topic you already know, I think you can get 90% of the lessons of a book in 30% of the time by fastreading. I typically fastread historical backgrounds about eras I'm very familiar with, thoughts on an aspect of business I know, introductions to technologies I'm already familiar with, etc.
My first thought when I was reading The Personal MBA was that this would be a good book to fastread.
The seventh day of Overcoming Negativity.
A full week! Definite progress has been made in this week, and I hope the remaining two-thirds of time left will show even more improvement!
There isn't much to write about, for this day. Most notable is that it's now been a week, but other than that... not much.
I'm starting to get sporadic about my journaling and meditation, even though they're supposed to be daily habits. That wagon is one that deserves jumping back on immediately.
I thought of something to talk about: how interesting it is the way we get used to things.