The new book: Mindfire. What is it?

One challenge I have is I’m passionate about many things. I’ve written three successful books, on three very different subjects. Yet I get labeled “The project management guy” or “the innovation dude” or the “public speaking expert”, as for many people each individual book is their lens on who I am. This is good. At least I’m seen as an expert on something.

But my ambition is to have the skills as a writer to make any topic interesting. And that’s where the new book, Mindfire: Big ideas for Curious Minds, comes in. I’ve asked for your input on it a few times for things like the cover and the title, but here’s more detail.

The book is a collection of 30 of my best essays, articles and posts. It’s curated, edited and designed to provide a fun, challenging, but also wide-ranging reading experience. It’s the kind of book I could give to anyone, of any age or profession, who is curious about the world, and have them find in the book many things fires up that curiosity and passion for life. That’s the goal at any rate.

For you die-hard fans who have been reading here since 2003, the contents of book will be familiar to you. But for most it will be great way to experience the best of what I’ve written so far in my career, or to revisit favorite essays presented in a different context. I think it will be fun for people who like how I think about management or creativity to see that very same mind applied to more diverse and personal topics. Or an easy way to help me find a new fan, by giving this super accessible book to someone who has never heard of me before.

I’ll be blogging more about the book over the next few weeks, including what I’ve learned about the self-publishing process. Stay tuned. I’m excited and I hope you are too.

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4 Responses to “The new book: Mindfire. What is it?”

  1. Justin Warren

    Great news, Scott!

    As a fellow mental omnivore (omni-meme? omni-thought?), it’ll be interesting to see which topics you pick.

    I look forward to hearing more about the process, particularly the self-publishing adventure.

    1. Scott Berkun

      Justin: Polymath is easier to say and spell than omni-whatever :)

      Thanks for the note. More soon.

  2. Karel Goodwin

    Scott, you know I will probably being buying 10 copies of this book to send to friends around the world (just like I did with your last book). I will post the URL to Kickstarter in my LI status and Tweet it also. Maybe you could make a video of one of your Ingite speeches as a special gift. You know we like to see you in action.



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