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The myth of the silver bullet

Since Think Like a Rocket Scientist was published in April (and instantly became a #1 bestseller in several categories), I’ve received countless questions about writing a bestselling book. What’s your publicity secret?  Can you send me some hacks for book marketing? How did you get your book on Amazon’s Top …

The tyranny of convenience

The Director’s Chair is one of my favorite TV shows. In each episode, director Robert Rodriguez interviews filmmakers about their craft. Learning about the creative process of brilliant directors helps inform my own approach to writing and storytelling. In one episode, for example, Quentin Tarantino explains why he decided to …

This is your biggest weakness

Two quick announcements. First, today is the LAST DAY to apply for my Moonshot Mastermind. I won’t offer the program again until 2022. You can find all the details and apply at this link. Second, the video reel I shared with you last week was so popular that my server …

How to see what others miss

It was an offer I couldn’t refuse. I had just decided to work with Chris West and his team at Video Narrative to create a demo reel for my keynote speaking—one of the several hats I wear (alongside author, professor, and curious non-conformist). Most speaker reels follow the same formula: …

Development Alchemy + Aim