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We Are All Weird

With a limited planned run of just over 10,000 hardcover copies, this book might be one you want to hurry up and check out. The launch post is here.

Even more of the details are right here.

It is being published around the world, with translations in German and Italian and French.

More details to be posted soon. In the meantime, check out the not-for-sale collectible LP.

 


End Malaria

So far, this book has raised more than a quarter of a million dollars to fund the fight against malaria, one of the leading causes of death among children. So far, more than $240,000 has been raised by our readers and sponsors.

The best-reviewed book we’ve ever published, and one in which every penny goes to a great cause. Please check it out.

 


Zarrella’s Hierarchy of Contagiousness: The Science, Design, and Engineering of Contagious Ideas

Zarrella's Hierarchy...

Dan Zarrella, chief scientist at HubSpot, has a thing about unicorns.

He has no patience for myths, fables and rules of thumb. In this manifesto, he rips them to shreds (at least the ones about social media and the spread of digital ideas.)

This is hands-on, romance-free nuts and bolts. His hierarchy goes right to the data, and armed with graphs, charts and facts, he explains in detail what is working right now (and what’s not).

“Let Zarrella take you to social-media marketing school. You’ll learn more from reading this book than a month of research on the Internet.” –Guy Kawasaki, co-founder of Alltop.com

“If I could be any other person for a day, it would be Dan Zarella. Either him or Brad Pitt. But Dan’s smarter. This book is why I say that.” –Chris Brogan, President of New Marketing Labs

“This book demonstrates a beginning to the endless possibilities of the Social Web.” — Brian Solis, publisher of leading marketing blog PR 2.0

“Overall, The Social Media Marketing Book is an extremely valuable resource on understanding and applying social media for both the individuals, and business. The book is a great introduction that can help you to get started. Once done, you can move onto the next level. Hopefully, Zarrella is working on that book now.” –Ben Rothke, Slashdot.org

“If you are new to social marketing and want an easy to understand book to break it all down, then I highly recommend The Social Media Marketing Book.” –T. Michael Testi, Blogcritics.org


Read This Before Our Next Meeting

Read This Before Our Next Meeting

How many times have you dreaded going to a meeting either because you viewed it as a waste of time or because you weren’t prepared. Dread no longer: Read This Before Our Next Meeting not only explains what’s wrong with “the meeting,” and meeting culture, but suggests how to make meetings more effective, efficient, and worthy of attending.

It assesses when it’s necessary to skip the meeting and get right to work. Al Pittampalli shares examples of transforming workplaces by revamping the purpose of the meeting and a company’s meeting culture. This book belongs on the shelf of any employee, employer and company looking to revolutionize what it means to do “work” all day and how to do it.

Simply put: Stop wasting time. Read This Before Our Next Meeting is the call to action you (or your boss) needs to create the company that does the meaningful work it was created to do.

Al Pittampalli

Al Pittampalli

Al Pittampalli is founder of The Modern Meeting Company, a group that helps organizations transform meetings, make decisions, and coordinate complex teams. As an IT advisor at Ernst & Young LLP, Al witnessed the meeting problem firsthand at Fortune 500 companies all across the country. Now, Al is part of a new generation that brings fresh eyes to stuck business systems. Al is a speaker and blogger on making revolutionary change happen and is a graduate of the NYU Stern School of Business. You can learn more about Al at modernmeetingstandard.com.


PICK FOUR (Zig Ziglar’s Classic Goal Setting Program)

This might just change everything.

Zig Ziglar, a pioneer in sales training, a man who has motivated millions around the world, is one of our leading proponents of the power of goals.

Not just goal setting, but goal achieving. Of writing it down. Writing it down and making it happen.

In Zig’s honor, here’s a four pack of a dramatically updated and modernized goal planner.

Tested, tweaked and proven, Ziglar’s approach to goal-setting is both frightening and powerful. It will make a dramatic difference in the way you and your team do your work.

Includes four copies. Share three with colleagues, or use all four to track a year’s worth of goals.

About the author

Check out Zig’s videos. He’s the real deal.


Anything You Want

Best known for creating CD Baby, the most popular music site for independent artists, founder Derek Sivers chronicles his “accidental” success and failures into this concise and inspiring book on how to create a multi-million dollar company by following your passion.

In Anything You Want, Sivers details his journey and the lessons learned along the way of creating CD Baby and building a business close to his heart. “[Sivers is] one of the last music-business folk heroes,” says Esquire magazine. His less-scripted approach to business is refreshing and will educate readers to feel empowered to follow their own dreams. Aspiring entrepreneurs and others trying to make their own way will be particularly comforted by Sivers straight talk and transparency -a reminder that anything you want is within your reach.

About the Author
Derek Sivers is best known as the founder of CD Baby. A professional musician (and circus clown) since 1987, Derek started CD Baby by accident in 1998 when he was selling his own CD on his website, and friends asked if he could sell theirs, too. CD Baby was the largest seller of independent music on the web, with over $100M in sales for over 150,000 musician clients. After he won the 2003 World Technology Award, Esquire Magazine’s annual “Best and Brightest“ cover story said, “Derek Sivers is changing the way music is bought and sold… one of the last music-business folk heroes.”

In 2008, Derek sold CD Baby to focus on his new ventures to benefit musicians, including his new company MuckWork where teams of efficient assistants help musicians do their “uncreative dirty work”. His current projects and writings are all at sivers.org.

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Self Reliance

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Redefining the classic essay, this modern edition of Ralph Waldo Emerson’s most famous work, Self-Reliance, includes self-reflections from both historical and contemporary luminaries. With quotes from the likes of Henry Ford and Helen Keller to modern-day thought leaders like Jesse Dylan, Steve Pressfield, and Milton Glaser, we’re reminded of the relevance of Emerson’s powerful words today. Emerson’s words are timeless. Persuasive and convincing, he challenges readers to define their own sense of accomplishment and asks them to measure themselves against their own standards, not those of society.

This famous orator has utter faith in individualism and doesn’t invoke beyond what is humanly possible, he just believes deeply that each of us is capable of greatness. He asks us to define that greatness for ourselves and to be true to ourselves. At times harsh, at times comforting, Emerson’s words guide the reader to challenge their own beliefs and sense of self. This modern edition of Self-Reliance is ideal for graduates or those who are in the midst of a career or lifestyle change. Emerson’s sage guidance wrapped in modern-day reflections is a great reminder about the potential within us all and that life is what you make of it.

About the Author
There are few people as quoted and quotable as Ralph Waldo Emerson, founder of the transcendental movement and author of classic essays as Self-Reliance, Nature, and The American Scholar. Emerson began his career as a Unitarian minister and later put those oratory skills to move us toward a better society. More remains written on him than by him.

Herman Melville said that Ralph Waldo Emerson possessed a “self-conceit so intensely intellectual that at first one hesitates to call it by its right name,” though he later admitted Emerson was “a great man.”

Both were probably true. The Sage of Concord gave more than 1500 speeches in his lifetime, and this is probably his most important work.


Do the Work

Picture yourself calmly working through writer’s block or submitting your work proposal without anxiety. Imagine the satisfaction of finally starting the project or exercise routine you’ve dreamt of. According to bestselling author Steven Pressfield, this is what it feels like when you’ve conquered Resistance.

Pressfield’s newest book, Do the Work (The Domino Project, April 2011), presents a new way to face creative battles using practical tools drawn from Pressfield’s own experience as a writer. A companion to his much loved War of Art, acclaimed by artists, writers, and entrepreneurs battling creative challenges, Do the Work inspires readers to get out of their own way in pursuing their dreams. Pressfield states, “There is an enemy. There is an intelligent, active, malign force working against us. Step one is to recognize this. This recognition alone is enormously powerful. It saved my life, and it will save yours.”

Steven Pressfield

About the Author
Steven Pressfield is the bestselling author of The Legend of Bagger Vance, Gates of Fire and The War of Art. The latter book spawned Do the Work, as readers kept asking, “What is this terrible thing called Resistance — and how can I overcome it?” Mr. Pressfield (who rarely calls himself “Mr. Pressfield”) is a graduate of Duke University and an honorary citizen of the city of Sparta in Greece.

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Poke the Box

Poke the Box is a manifesto by bestselling author Seth Godin that just might make you uncomfortable. It’s a call to action about the initiative you’re taking— in your job or in your life. Godin knows that one of our scarcest resources is the spark of initiative in most organizations (and most careers)— the person with the guts to say, “I want to start stuff.”

Seth Godin

About the Author
Seth Godin has written thirteen books that have been translated into more than thirty languages. Every one has been a bestseller. He writes about the post-industrial revolution, the way ideas spread, marketing, quitting, leadership and most of all, changing everything.

American Way Magazine calls him, “America’s Greatest Marketer,” and his blog is perhaps the most popular in the world written by a single individual. His latest book, Poke The Box is a call to action about the initiative you’re taking – in your job or in your life, and Seth once again breaks the traditional publishing model by releasing it through The Domino Project.

New! Poke the Box now available in French (hardcover and Kindle).

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The Domino Project

The Domino Project is named after the domino effect—one powerful idea spreads down the line, pushing from person to person. The Project represents a fundamental shift in the way books (and digital media based on books) have always been published.

Eventually consisting of a small cadre of stellar authors, this is a publishing house organized around a new distribution channel, one that wasn’t even a fantasy when most publishers began.


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