What not to do as your book manuscript nears completion

You’re 90% of the way done with your (non-fiction) book manuscript. All the chapters are written. You’ve got a week or so to polish it, then it goes to the copy editor. And now that it’s complete, you have so many ideas on how to make it better. Since your perspective is gone by now, … Continued

Charlene Li: Reflecting on 10 Years of Groundswell — and What Comes Next

Charlene Li has added her own perspectives on the tenth anniversary of the publication of Groundswell. Read her post on LinkedIn or below: 10 years ago, my co-author Josh Bernoff and I released our first book, “Groundswell: Living in a World Transformed by Social Technologies”. On this anniversary, I wanted to reflect on what our expectations were when … Continued

A question for thought leaders: “Yes, but how do you know?”

The number of self-described experts has multiplied along with the slots for them to express their views on blogs, podcasts, Forbes, Huffington Post, LinkedIn, and Medium. It’s great that we now get to hear from a wide variety of thinkers. But the first question you should ask of any of them is, “How do you … Continued

I paid no federal income tax for last year. Is that fair?

I had a great year in 2017. I’ve been pleased to be able to basically replicate the income I had as a very senior analyst working for a research company, but to control my own destiny and work hours, and work only on projects that I like. But one thing is different. My income tax … Continued

Why is writing sometimes so hard, and other times so easy?

Writing can be a joy or a chore. I thought of this as I saw this tweet from Raul Pacheco-Vega: “I’ve noticed something really funny: I struggle with putting words into paper, up until I reach a point where BOOM, the words just start pouring from my finger tips. Does this happen to you too?” … Continued