How Bestselling Author Daniel Pink Writes

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Multiple New York Times bestselling author Daniel Pink stopped by The Writer Files to chat about his secrets for getting words onto the page.

Mr. Pink is the author of five provocative titles on the subjects of business, work, and human behavior — including To Sell is Human: The Surprising Truth About Moving Others — and has written for the New York Times, Harvard Business Review, The Sunday Telegraph, Fast Company, and Wired.

In addition to having one of the most viewed TED talks of all time — “The puzzle of motivation” — Dan recently hosted and co-executive produced the TV series “Crowd Control” for the National Geographic Channel.

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How to Conduct Podcast Interviews Like a Pro

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This week, Amy Harrison invited expert podcaster Jon Nastor to the Hit Publish house where he shares his top tips for growing an engaged audience through podcast interviews.

Get ready to access the cheats, tips, and hacks that will give you some serious interviewer skills (and boost your business credibility).

Jon Nastor hosts Hack the Entrepreneur, where he’s managed to get more than 100 entrepreneurs to reveal the habits, philosophies, and actions that have helped in their success.

By publishing show after show, Jon combatted nerves and honed his interview skills but more importantly, saw how podcast interviews could build a seriously engaged audience.

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Guy Kawasaki on Understanding the Math of Success

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Today’s guest on Hack the Entrepreneur popularized secular evangelism in 1983 when he worked with the Macintosh Division of Apple. He is currently the chief evangelist of Canva, an online (and easy-to-use) graphic design platform.

He is also the author of 13 books, including Art of the Start 2.0 and Enchantment.

His books are used by some of the finest academic institutions and have been New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestsellers.

He gives more than 50 keynote speeches a year on topics such as innovation, enchantment, social media, evangelism, and entrepreneurship. His clients include Apple, Nike, Audi, Google and Microsoft.

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The ‘Horror’ of Making a Living from Selling eBooks

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Look out, Stephen King.

A new generation of Horror authors are using the power of self-publishing to climb the ranks, get new fans, and push the envelope in the genre.

J. Thorn is an up-and-coming Horror author who knows how to write great books … and build an audience and income stream with them.

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An Entrepreneur’s Guide to Investing in Yourself

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Today’s guest on Hack the Entrepreneur is a marketing expert, consultant, author, and blogger for Fast Company magazine and a regular contributor to The Globe and Mail’s Report on Business section.

He is the author of Evergreen, which was an instant number one bestseller in the sales and marketing section of Amazon.

Evergreen describes how companies can become so obsessed with finding new customers that they lose valuable customers along the way.

Evergreen is a guide to customer retention, experience, and strategy … and today’s guest shows us how to cultivate enduring customer loyalty that keeps businesses thriving.

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The Benefits of Bootstrapping

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The average multi-millionaire has seven different sources of income. But that’s not what you hear about, is it? That’s not what gets the press.

Instead, you hear about The Game. You know The Game … get funded, make no profit. Even better, make no revenue, cash out big, retire on an island.

This is mostly fantasy, and is becoming more so each day, as investors now turn to companies with fast-growing revenue, sustainable profit, and solid management.

But do you need an investor at all? For businesses that take smart advantage of the unique power of the Internet, probably not.

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