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I Curse My Customers

Fri, 01/16/2015 - 20:08

Let me tell you a little secret: Every now and then, I curse my customers. OK, it’s not really a secret, probably. I think the neighbors can hear it when I do. But that’s the way it is. I curse them.

I curse them because I care.

You see, now that I am a self-publisher, for the full 100%, I am directly responsible for everything related to my books. No matter what the problem is, I have to fix it

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Categories: Project Management

See You Next Year!

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 13:13
trip

My book tour was crazy, exciting, ambitious, and exhausting.

The start of the tour now seems a long time ago, even though it was just six months. I had fun with 400 participants, had some great (and some not so great) travel experiences, and collected a good amount of fresh stories.

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Categories: Project Management

See You Next Year!

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 13:13
trip

My book tour was crazy, exciting, ambitious, and exhausting.

The start of the tour now seems a long time ago, even though it was just six months. I had fun with 400 participants, had some great (and some not so great) travel experiences, and collected a good amount of fresh stories.

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Categories: Project Management

Here’s My Management 3.0 Story. What’s Yours?

Thu, 12/11/2014 - 21:28
Delegation Levels

After 4 years of working by myself, I am now the proud manager of a team of seven great people. Two months ago, I had already extended my one-person company Happy Melly One by adding Lisette Sutherland (general management) and Sergey Kotlov (software development). In the last couple of weeks, I asked Lisette and Sergey to conduct job interviews with people around the world for the roles of Internet marketing, content writing, web development, and video editing.

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Categories: Project Management

Here’s My Management 3.0 Story. What’s Yours?

Thu, 12/11/2014 - 21:28
Delegation Levels

After 4 years of working by myself, I am now the proud manager of a team of seven great people. Two months ago, I had already extended my one-person company Happy Melly One by adding Lisette Sutherland (general management) and Sergey Kotlov (software development). In the last couple of weeks, I asked Lisette and Sergey to conduct job interviews with people around the world for the roles of Internet marketing, content writing, web development, and video editing.

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Categories: Project Management

35 Best Quotes from Management 3.0 #Workout

Tue, 12/02/2014 - 11:58
35-best-quotes

For several months, I posted and tweeted quotes from the new #Workout book. I then measured how often they were retweeted and liked on Twitter and on Facebook. And this is the result! The most popular quotes from Management 3.0 #Workout. Enjoy.

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Categories: Project Management

35 Best Quotes from Management 3.0 #Workout

Tue, 12/02/2014 - 11:58
35-best-quotes

For several months, I posted and tweeted quotes from the new #Workout book. I then measured how often they were retweeted and liked on Twitter and on Facebook. And this is the result! The most popular quotes from Management 3.0 #Workout. Enjoy.

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Categories: Project Management

Visualizing My Objectives

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 14:00
OKRs

I love the concept of OKRs (Objectives & Key Results) and while experimenting with this idea at Happy Melly, I’m trying to figure out how to adapt the practice to fit my own context. One thing my team members and I have noticed over the last few months is that it’s hard to remember what we have committed to.

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Categories: Project Management

Visualizing My Objectives

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 14:00
OKRs

I love the concept of OKRs (Objectives & Key Results) and while experimenting with this idea at Happy Melly, I’m trying to figure out how to adapt the practice to fit my own context. One thing my team members and I have noticed over the last few months is that it’s hard to remember what we have committed to.

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Categories: Project Management

Book Celebration (and Invitation)!

Mon, 11/24/2014 - 11:51
Management 3.0 #Workout

By now all the different editions of my new book Management 3.0 #Workout are finished and published. The book, easily the most colorful and practical management book in the world, is available as PDF, ePub, Kindle and in a printed edition. And, although writing a book is great fun, finishing a book feels even better! Especially since it’s worth a little celebration. If you’ve read any of my work, you know I love to celebrate. :o)

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Categories: Project Management

Book Celebration (and Invitation)!

Mon, 11/24/2014 - 11:51
Management 3.0 #Workout

By now all the different editions of my new book Management 3.0 #Workout are finished and published. The book, easily the most colorful and practical management book in the world, is available as PDF, ePub, Kindle and in a printed edition. And, although writing a book is great fun, finishing a book feels even better! Especially since it’s worth a little celebration. If you’ve read any of my work, you know I love to celebrate. :o)

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Categories: Project Management

How Do You Do It? (A Job Like a Tailored Suit)

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 14:21
tailored-suit

I regularly get the question, “How Do You Do It?”

“How are you able to travel so much and not get sick of it?”

“How can you read 50+ books per year and also write your own?”

Gosh, I don’t know.

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Categories: Project Management

How Do You Do It? (A Job Like a Tailored Suit)

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 14:21
tailored-suit

I regularly get the question, “How Do You Do It?”

“How are you able to travel so much and not get sick of it?”

“How can you read 50+ books per year and also write your own?”

Gosh, I don’t know.

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Categories: Project Management

DON’T PANIC! (For Everyone Who Fears Failure)

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 09:45
Don't Panic!

It happened just after I told my friend Lisette never to panic. When something goes wrong during your presentation, your workshop, your travels, or in any other endeavor, DO NOT PANIC! Your panic is most likely to cause the thing that you fear most.

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Categories: Project Management

DON’T PANIC! (For Everyone Who Fears Failure)

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 09:45
Don't Panic!

It happened just after I told my friend Lisette never to panic. When something goes wrong during your presentation, your workshop, your travels, or in any other endeavor, DO NOT PANIC! Your panic is most likely to cause the thing that you fear most.

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Categories: Project Management

My Offer to Book Resellers

Tue, 11/11/2014 - 18:48
cover-mockup 2

There are two great aspects to people complaining about the shipping fees of my book:

It shows that readers care. They want the book! Even the 15,000 people who already downloaded the free PDF. Within three days, I sold XXX copies of the #Workout book from the Management 3.0 web shop. Imagine how much more people we can reach when we slash distribution costs?

Already several people asked me if they can resell the book locally, which will cut shipping fees dramatically. The answer is: Yes, please! The less I have to do, the better. My goal is to be a writer, not a distributor.

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Categories: Project Management

“Your Book Is Expensive!” (Yes, and It’s Also Cheap)

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 16:30
mock-up-spread-4-wit-1024

I have started the pre-sales of Management 3.0 #Workout – Paper Edition.

The paper book looks amazing! :-)

Besides the regular print version, I offer an exclusive version with autograph, unique number, postcards, kudo cards, and a hand-drawn illustration. There are only 500 of those!

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Categories: Project Management

The Four Whys

Wed, 11/05/2014 - 15:11
Why

I’m sure you recognize the problem. You’re nose-deep in some activity that takes ten times longer than expected, and suddenly you think, “Why on earth am I wasting my time with this nonsense?” Yes, I have that too sometimes! I had it yesterday when I was explaining to one of my customers how sales tax works in Europe. It took so long, I needed two coffee breaks.

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Categories: Project Management

#Workout – Premium Print Edition

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 14:46
M30 Workout

The new Management 3.0 #Workout book is already available in PDF, Kindle and ePUB versions. And in just a few weeks, readers will be able to get the Premium Print Edition as well. Nearly 500 pages of high-quality, full-color paper, with great design, awesome photos, crisp illustrations, and concrete practices. It will be the most colorful and practical management book ever published!

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Categories: Project Management

What’s Your Management 3.0 Story?

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 13:50
rea

Some readers told me they have used Moving Motivators during job interviews.

Some readers told me they used Delegation Boards on management teams.

Some readers told me they adopted Merit Money to get rid of bonuses.

I just visited REA Group in Melbourne, Australia, where they use lots of Management 3.0 practices, and have great experiences to share.

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Categories: Project Management