August 2020

Invent 10 New Things A Day

Out of ideas? You just haven’t looked. Look around you. What can you fix? Author Ray Bradbury famously wrote a short story a day for decades, resulting in a library of fiction unmatched in modern Sci-Fi. As we’ve said before, the trick to success is constant repetition. But you’re not writing Sci-Fi. You’re building businesses. So, as we said, look

What NaNoWriMo can teach you about writing for your business

Write. Write. Write. That’s lesson one of NaNoWriMo, short for National Novel Writing Month. This creative writing project inspires writers to commit to writing a 50,000-word long manuscript during the month of November. There are just a few things you need when doing NaNoWriMo. An idea, a writing device (a laptop, a phone, or even a good old pen and

Test first, build later

The story goes that when Jony Ive and the team at Apple were building the iPad they used to carry around wooden blocks shaped like each of their designs. They’d tap at them, play with them, pretend to take notes. Each model iPad got them closer to the finished product. The same should be true of anything you try. Building

How to Write 1,000 Words A Day. Really.

Do you want to write a book? A guest post? A white paper? Here’s how. There are two tricks we recommend when founders and other non-regular writers are trying to tackle a big project, be it an essay, a book, or a press release. They are simple and get easier with practice, just like anything. First, talk to yourself. You