In this episode, I talked with Dan Ward about large scale innovation and book publishing.
Dan served in the Air Force for 20 years delivering large, complex projects.
In a nod to the title of his first book, he believes that fast, inexpensive, restrained and elegant methods are the ones that work best for innovation.
Dan also talks about his approach to using minimum viable publishing and building an audience over time.
Dan Ward’s books:
FIRE: How Fast, Inexpensive, Restrained, and Elegant Methods Ignite Innovation
The Simplicity Cycle: A Field Guide to Making Things Better Without Making Them Worse
For episode one, I am interviewing Peter Armstrong, co-founder of Leanpub.
I met Peter about eight years ago. We have been both on the same path believing that books are startups.
While I have been publishing books, his path has been creating a platform for publishing and selling books.
I hope you’ll take the opportunity to learn more about how they are changing book publishing.
Given my work at Astronaut Projects, I get a chance to talk to many interesting people around the world of book publishing.
To share more of those great conversations, I am starting a new podcast called Better Books.
I want people to read better books.
I want people to write better books.
And I want people to publish better books.
Today’s episode is the trailer for the podcast.
I hope you’ll check it out!