My latest book, Reflections of a Business Nomad, has triggered thoughtful questions:
Why take a risk with something so different?
(Accepted thinking: Business readers won't read stories!)
Why a reflective book?
(Accepted thinking: Business readers want answers -- not questions!)
Isn't this kind of book, with its original artwork & design, expensive to produce?
(You won't make any money!)
It's important to take risks.
My job is to push myself, (and you), out of our comfort zones.
Give without expecting a return.
I wrote Reflections out of pure enjoyment, without any expectation of a return.
When you send things out into the universe, I believe it repays you -- often with compound interest!
Challenge the norm.
Life is short -- challenge accepted thinking! Make a decision and follow through without fear of failure.
Are business readers incapable of reflecting deeply? Do they 'just want answers'?
I don't buy it. All my books are full of questions & reflection points, yet nobody has ever complained.
On the contrary, people form study groups.
Hansei -- self-reflection with humility & a commitment to improve -- is central to Japanese culture & to the Toyota Production System.
Hopefully, Reflections of a Business Nomad can help in some small way.