By Guy Kawasaki, Shawn Welch
"Essential studying (and reference) for contemporary authors, despite experience."
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"Nuts, bolts, and concept too. once more, man grants, kicking the shiitake out of someone who may let you know that you just shouldn't, wouldn't or couldn't write a book."
Author and founding father of The Icarus Project.
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In 2011 the writer of 1 of my books, attraction, couldn't fill an order for 500 booklet copies of the booklet. due to this event, I self-published my subsequent booklet, What the Plus!, and realized first-hand that self-publishing is a posh, complicated, and idiosyncratic approach. As Steve Jobs stated, "There needs to be a greater way."
With Shawn Welch, a tech wizard, I wrote APE to aid humans take regulate in their writing careers. APE's thesis is strong but uncomplicated: filling the jobs of writer, writer and Entrepreneur yields effects that rival conventional publishing. We name this "artisanal publishing"--that is, whilst writers who love their craft keep an eye on the publishing strategy and convey top quality books.
APE is three hundred pages of step by step, tactical suggestion and functional notion. if you would like a hype-filled, get-rich-quick booklet, you want to glance in other places. nonetheless, if you'd like a accomplished and lifelike consultant to self-publishing, APE is the reply.
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The third issue in action research is how the action research project is contributing theory or usable knowledge. As action research is context bound in a particular setting and set of events it needs to have some interest and relevance to the uninvolved reader, the third-person readership. ’ is a pertinent and challenging question or as Friedman (2001a: 168) put it, ‘if . . then . ’. Conclusions In summary, enacting the action research cycle involves not only the pre-step of articulating the context and purpose of the project, and the main steps of diagnosing, planning action, taking action and evaluating, but also reflecting on content, process and premise issues in how the action research cycles are undertaken.
8 What is the meta learning from this exercise? (a) As you look back on this, what strikes you about the content of the issue? Was the diagnosis correct? Had you named the right issue? What have you learned about this issue in your business/organization? (b) What strikes you about process? How did the team work on the issue? What have you learned about how to plan, take action and evaluate? (c) Was there any challenge to existing premises of how you thought about things, anything in the event that challenged the team to ask different questions, see the issue in terms of a different category of issue/problem, and so on?
Parallel to this approach is one that focuses on relationships, both in the workplace and between social partners in regional development (Gustavsen, 1992, 2001; Eikeland and Finstrud, 1995; Toulmin and Gustavsen, 1996). The central process for building relationships is democratic dialogue. This book is addressed primarily to those working within organizational settings and as such is part of the northern hemisphere tradition of action research. A significant feature of all action research is that the purpose of research is not simply or even primarily to contribute to the fund of knowledge in a field, or even to develop emancipatory theory, but rather to forge a more direct link between intellectual knowledge/theory and action so that each inquiry contributes directly to the flourishing of human persons, and their communities (Reason and Torbert, 2001).