The Owner's Mind with Chris Brogan

William Bushee from BlueMonkeyDev.com drops by and tells me how to make an Amazon Alexa Skill, specifically a flash briefing. I mention his cool course: http://cbrogan.me/learngaming , and also his book, Wired for Coding - http://amzn.to/2hd0KlU . Super great to have William help me figure this out. 

Direct download: 97williambushee.mp3
Category:coding -- posted at: 7:42am PST

Learn more about Zach Bohannon at http://zachbohannon.com , Also check out http://thehorrorwriterspodcast.com (his podcast). 

Direct download: 96zachbohannon.mp3
Category:writing -- posted at: 5:53am PST

Some more thoughts from the car, my wonderful friend. I hope it's interesting. The book is called Make Your Own Game and it will be coming out from Wiley in 2017. :) 

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Category:creativity -- posted at: 4:18am PST

This one's about persistence and promises. I also mention after the credits about the Amazon Echo Dot - http://cbrogan.me/echodot . It's really neato! 

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Category:leadership -- posted at: 7:03am PST

Just me this episode. Only me. By the way, zero people responded to my question about show notes from last week's show notes so that tells me no one read them. I'll just write whatever I want in here from now on. :) 

Direct download: 93solving.mp3
Category:business -- posted at: 11:27am PST

I interview Jim Levine who runs LGRliterary.com, a top shelf literary agency based out of New York. Great company who represented Julien Smith and I for our book, The Impact Equation, and helped us make a great advance on that book. 

I ask Jim who he represents (Dan Arielly, Gillian Flynn, Marc Benioff, etc). 

I ask Jim how he picks who he works with. He says he works with people, not on specific books. Jim's answer is that he picks people who are willing to work with his team, who work hard, because no book is ever polished right out of the gate. 

I ask if most people bring him a mess and not an amazing book. He says MOST people do deliver "an embarrassing draft" and that's what he wants. That's what the team can work with. 

Do you push people past the "has to be perfect" hurdle? Yes, absolutely. Jim sees himself as a coach who helps people work through the deadlines. 

I ask Jim to share who is a favorite client of his. 

Jim finishes by saying that the death of publishing has been greatly exaggerated. There's plenty of great work going on in publishing and lots of great books and companies out there. He loves unearthing more topics he's curious about than anything else. 

For more on Jim, go to http://lgrliterary.com 

If you actually READ all these notes, write me back - chris@owner.media and tell me that you read them all. 

Direct download: 92jimlevine.mp3
Category:publishing -- posted at: 7:47am PST

You want to live a good life? Jonathan Fields has your buckets ready. http://cbrogan.me/goodlife or http://goodlifeproject.com/book . Get into this. 

Direct download: 91jonathanfields.mp3
Category:Interviews -- posted at: 7:34am PST

What to do when you're feeling lost in the wild and how to get past what's holding you back. Complete with self-referential self reference and background noise. 

Direct download: 90thoughtsfromthecar.mp3
Category:leadership -- posted at: 7:39am PST

Eric Davis on his book, Raising Men - http://cbrogan.me/raisingmen 

Come see what we're doing at Owner Media Group - http://owner.media 

Direct download: 88ericdavis.mp3
Category:leadership -- posted at: 4:34am PST

You're smart. Robert Cialdini knows this and is out with an amazing new book called PREsuasion, about how to influence. Huge book by an amazing author. 

Link to the book: http://cbrogan.me/presuasion

Link to Dr Cialdini's site: http://influenceatwork.com 

Direct download: 87robertcialdini.mp3
Category:marketing -- posted at: 6:45am PST