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Good day everyone! I had to share my enthusiasm upon receiving the first bound galley version of the Escape from Cubicle Nation book.  It has been a long time in coming, and all you blog readers have been CRITICAL in its development. View the footage here (Direct YouTube link here): We still have a ways […]

My heart broke as I watched dejected Lehman Brothers employees carry their personal effects out of their offices on Sunday.  As much as they were aware of strain in their company, if they are like typical corporate employees, most did not expect the bankruptcy outcome. I was so fascinated to see this right as I […]

OK, I am having serious metaphor issues. As I am cleaning the first chapter of the book, "I have a fancy title, steady paycheck and good benefits. Why am I so miserable?" I am working on a section called "blood from a turnip."  You know what I am talking about, where your life force is […]

I have been fascinated watching the faces of Olympic athletes just before they compete in a race.  Swimmer Michael Phelps has a quiet and intent look and is always connected to his iPod.  Gymnast Raj Bhavsar has a look of calm and peaceful confidence. I imagine that they have the following thoughts right before competing: […]

I am working on a chapter of my book about testing and prototyping business ideas. I would love to talk to a few people who have had a great business idea kicking around for years, but have yet to do anything about it because they don’t know where to start. Ideally I would like a […]

Good afternoon! I hope all of you are doing great on this Monday.  (Anyone have a case of "The Mondays?"  — Insider Office Space joke) I wanted to give you an update on the Escape from Cubicle Nation book, and to request some input. (For new blog readers, here is the  background on the book.) […]

After many months (years!) of talking about writing a book, it is finally a reality.  I am delighted to announce that Penguin Portfolio/Berkley will be publishing both a hardcover and paperback version of Escape from Cubicle Nation. It is scheduled for publication in the Spring of 2009. The book will be a comprehensive guide for […]

I am working on a chapter of the Escape from Cubicle Nation book about getting your friends and family on board with your idea to start a business. For the section about talking with your parents, I am looking for a specific example of someone’s parents who freaked out (initially at least) when you told […]

Thanks again to everyone who took a few minutes to complete my survey. I asked for your input on both what was unique about this blog and what you thought would be helpful to include in a book.  The results were tremendously interesting to me, and re-affirmed the path I was taking with my book […]

Hey folks, happy Friday! Today is the last day my survey is open for the Escape from Cubicle Nation book proposal.  Explained here. Thanks to all who have contributed already!  There is so much great information.  Made me blush! I will close it at 5pm Pacific today, then share the results with you tomorrow.  Shouldn’t […]