F53-036: Creating A Process: Conceptualizing What You Want – Tucker Max
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Tucker Max – Book in a Box
Today, I have a great show for you. I’m honored to be joined by Tucker Max, the Co-Founder and CEO of Book in a Box, a company that’s turned book writing and publishing into a service which is really cool. His three #1 New York Times bestsellers have sold over $3 million copies worldwide and he is only the third writer after Malcolm Gladwell and Michael Lewis to every have three books on the New York Times Nonfiction Best Sellers List at once. So this is a big deal because a lot of people say they’re best sellers but they’re not New York Times Best Sellers.
Tucker has received his B.A. from the University of Chicago in 1998 and his J.D. from Duke Law School in 2001. He lives in Austin, Texas with his wife, Veronica, and son., Bishop.
Topics We Discuss:
How Book in a Box was conceived two years ago
- Shortening the time writing a book from years to hours with their process
- Writing and structuring a book as two different tasks
- The challenge of creating the process step-by-step
- The difference between creating and running a process
- Creating a process: Conceptualizing what you want to accomplish as first step
- Figuring out the constraint and working backwards from that
- What is the process tool for?
- Recruiting freelancers and employees through funnels
- Pairing clients with the right people in their team
- Hiring people who can really do the job
- Authors judging the company by their relationship with their publishers
- Sales is like dating: Both sides agree to work with each other rather than one trying to sell the other
- Monitoring the health of their business
Books, People, & Resources:
Cameron Herold’s Double Double
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