Finding the One Decision That Removes 100 Decisions (or, Why I’m Reading No New Books in 2020)

Finding the One Decision That Removes 100 Decisions (or, Why I’m Reading No New Books in 2020)

[NOTE: The rules in this post have been extended to 2021.] Donald Knuth, a renowned mathematician and recipient of the Turing Award (considered the Nobel Prize of computer science), retired from using email in 1990.  He issued a public statement on his Stanford faculty page, which I saved to Evernote 1–2 years ago. I think …

The Habits of a Master — Paulo Coelho, Author of The Alchemist (#154)

The Habits of a Master — Paulo Coelho, Author of The Alchemist (#154)

“A successful writing day is the day that I suffer in the morning, and I have fun in the evening.” -Paulo Coelho Paulo Coelho (paulocoelho on Facebook) has long been one of my writing inspirations. His books, of near universal appeal, span from The Alchemist to the most recent Adultery and have been translated into more than 70 …

How to Write a Bestselling Book This Year — The Definitive Resource List and How-To Guide

How to Write a Bestselling Book This Year — The Definitive Resource List and How-To Guide

If you want to write a bestselling book, don’t reinvent the wheel. I get at least a dozen email a week from friends who want to write books. After three #1 bestsellers from 2007 to 2012, and publishing in 35+ countries, I’ve tried a lot. Having experimented with everything from “traditional” (Random House) to Amazon …