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Building a book together remotely… thanks team!

Stories Of Remote Teams Doing Great ThingsThe Collaboration Superpowers book “Stories Of Remote Teams Doing Great Things” is on its way! It’s been a fun group process. I re-listened to all the interviews on the Collaboration Superpowers podcast (thanks Nick!). And I pulled the gold nuggets out from the interview transcripts (thanks Abdul!). I’ve used tons of the information on the 21st Century Work-Life Podcast (thanks Pilar!) and as the basis for the Work From Anywhere Workshop.

I printed all the text (on real paper!) and attempted to categorize and arrange the information in different ways until an architecture emerged (thanks Florian!). When I started feeling overwhelmed with how much information I had, I was advised to “reach out” and get help from my network (thanks Gretchen!). My network referred me to an Editor, Betsy (thanks Jurgen and Jason!)

GoogleDocCommentAnd now Betsy and I are burrowing through the mountain of words and pulling out great tips, funny stories, and creative approaches. I start by writing and adding quotes and information from interviews. Next, Betsy reads my writing, corrects my mistakes, and makes suggestions (thanks Betsy!). And we go back and forth like this until we’re both happy with a result. Now, it doesn’t sound like that much fun – but it has been a blast. We don’t just leave feedback for each other in the comments, we also leave funny stories, jokes, random thoughts, and book recommendations. It feels like we’re sitting at a table, drinking beer, and working on a puzzle together… talking back and forth as we search for the next piece that fits.

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We’re just about ready to show off the first chapter. The graphic design is being worked on (thanks Alfred!). Copies of Chapter 1 will be sent exclusively to those on the Collaboration Superpowers mailing list. You know what to do!

 

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