John David Mann is an award-winning author whose books have sold more than 2 million copies, including the bestselling classic The Go-Giver (with Bob Burg). As a teenager, he started his own high school and was an award-winning composer. His book Take the Lead (with Betsy Myers) was named by Tom Peters and the Washington Post “Best Leadership Book of 2011.” His latest book is called THE RECIPE.
Author John David Mann discusses his new book, The Recipe, including the self-publishing process along with parallels between traditional book publishing and self-publishing as a composer.
Topics discussed in this episode:
- Personal growth & leadership
- The myth of the publisher promoting works
- David’s business model
- Questioning if there is a market
- Giving away content
- Putting conditions on the free stuff
- Learning from others
- Short cutting the process
- The Recipe
- What’s the point of what you’re doing
- Each book is a business (and an asset)
- J.S. Bach, Chaconne in D minor
- Jean Sibelius, Symphony 5
- Bela Bartok, Music for Strings, Percussion, & Celesta
- Japanese Koto music
- John David Mann and Bob Berg, The Go-Giver: A Little Story About a Powerful Business Idea
- John David Mann and Bob Berg, The Go-Giver: A Little Story About What Matters Most in Business
- John David Mann and Bob Berg, Go-Givers Sell More
- John David Mann and Charles M. Carroll, The Recipe: A Story of Loss, Love, and the Ingredients of Greatness
- Seth Godin, The Dip: A Little Book That Teaches You When to Quit (and When to Stick)
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