In Which I Spill All The Secrets...

tl;dr For my readers, I’m doing something special coming up:

I’m hosting a private webinar and Q&A to discuss my top insights and secrets on leadership, innovation, and storytelling for anyone who pre-orders 3 copies of Dream Teams on Amazon in the next week!

Sign up / get details here. (And give the copies to a friend, boss, lover, etc.!)

The longer version:

Between 2008 and 2018, I went from interviewing homeless people in Hawaii for a blog no one had heard of, to the covering business and human behavior for best magazines in the world (Wired, New Yorker, FastCo, etc.). In 2010, I started Contently, which grew to hundreds of thousands of users, and clients across the Fortune 500. Throughout all this, I’ve used journalism as an excuse to learn the art and science of innovation so I could do these things better—and I wrote three books. (You’ve been hearing a lot about the latest one, Dream Teams, lately, I know!)

And I made a lot of mistakes along the way. Probably will make a bunch more.

I wouldn’t have been able to pull through all the mistakes and accomplish anything without the help of a LOT of people. Mentors, friends, colleagues, authors and executives who’ve given me advice and a motivating sense of professional jealousy. I can’t count the number of coffees and phone calls I’ve requested for tips. The generosity has been astounding.

And you, my readers, connections, contacts, associates, and friends: You’re an enormous part of the reason I’ve been able to keep this party going. So I wanted to get a little face time and give some help back. That’s why I’ve decided to put on a webinar where I talk about the biggest insights on innovation and leadership that I’ve learned in the last 15 years.

To spread the love (and because I’m running a book launch, and every pre-order REALLY counts at this point!), I’ve decided that anyone who’s willing to buy three books—to give to loved ones and colleagues!—can join in. And they can ask me anything! (Normally my speaker’s bureau charges half of a leg for this sort of thing, but I don’t want to do that to y’all. So it’s just 3 books!)

Get the books here. And sign up for the webinar and submit your questions for it here. We’ll schedule the webinar for an hour, and we’ll record it for anyone who can’t make it live. But I’ll stay on camera for as long as it takes to answer everyone’s questions, even if it goes way over an hour.

Thank you so much for your support on this journey. I’m excited to get some face time with you! And for you and your colleagues to get your hands on Dream Teams!

Much love,

Shane