To quote our most recent newsletter:
Like a movie’s opening weekend box office, a book’s launch window is critical to its success. If we can circulate enough books into the intellectual bloodstream, our ideas have a chance of spreading and making a difference.
Here are some ways you can help:
Thanks for considering some of the above. Ideally, you will choose something that will benefit you or the people around you. The point here is to add some value and hopefully some delight to the world. As a gift for reading this message, here’s a snapshot of one of the key parts of the book: a thinking tool that ties together authenticity, immediacy, and delight.
Our most recent column piece on EdSurge applies the ideas from Make Yourself Clear to Education Technology businesses.
On the cover of the book and in many parts throughout, you will find text displayed in custom fonts. Both fonts were created using Calligraphr and then signed with an open license for our publisher to use them. These fonts are also included in Explain Everything.
You can download and install (at your own risk!!) the fonts for yourself:
Yes, there are many best seller lists on Amazon. Still, it is nice to see that more than a month away from the release that we have cracked the Top 10 for Business Sales.
Not the doodle above, but the story depicted below....
"When I approached the service desk this time, though, the person behind it barely looked at me. She was new (to me). While typing and looking at a screen, she told me to see one of the service specialists. She seemed agitated when I asked for further clarification. Somewhere in her training, or in her ongoing assessment from her team leader or supervisor, one of the following had happened: 1) she had been led to believe that paying attention to the screen in front of her was more important than paying attention to a person who had physically entered her service area; 2) she had been rewarded for handling something on the screen rather than the person in front of her; or 3) she had been allowed to persist in her work without realizing a key choice point: deal well with the item on the screen or deal well with the person in front of you (it’s possible, of course, to handle both parties well, though not necessarily at the same exact time)."
I added a shopping list to the Toolkit page of the Make Yourself Clear website.
The contents and suggested uses are below: