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My review of “The Innovation Delusion“

Last year, my work took me to Korea, Azerbaijan (i.e., from one end of the Silk Road to the other) and the Netherlands, among other places. Baku, the

By |2021-02-23T11:34:17-08:00November 23rd, 2020|Books and reading, History of Science / STS, Postacademic, Writing|Comments Off on My review of “The Innovation Delusion“

“There is no great writing, only great rewriting:” on writing and marketing as tools for thinking

Happier Now author Nataly Kogan tweets about writing as a tool for thinking: So much this. It was the biggest lesson I learned when writing my first book.

By |2020-11-23T07:53:55-08:00February 7th, 2020|Postacademic, Talks, Writing|Comments Off on “There is no great writing, only great rewriting:” on writing and marketing as tools for thinking

New York Times article on sabbaticals

This sign sums up my sabbatical I’m quoted in an article about “Do-It-Yourself Sabbaticals” in today’s New York Times. It’s a good piece, if I do say so

By |2020-11-24T09:16:26-08:00October 17th, 2019|Books and reading, Contemplative computing, Postacademic, UK, Work, Writing|Comments Off on New York Times article on sabbaticals

On the experience of shopping a book proposal

Following my piece on agents and why you want one, a brief note on shopping a proposal. Rejection is inevitable. You know those stories about how Catcher in

Why you, first-time author, need a literary agent

I had a long call today with a friend who’s just finished a book and wanted some advice about literary agents. I’ve gotten this question a couple times,

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