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James Clear: “Different people write for different reasons, but in my personal opinion, the only reason that you would put ideas into book format is because you want to reach people. When you write for yourself, it’s called a journal, but when you write for other people it’s called a book. And so if part of your objective is to spread ideas, and to help others, and to do that as widely as possible, then if you’re writing a book you need to ask a series of questions that are related to: How do I reach people? What do people want to read? What kind of books will they open? You can, and should, still write about what you want to write about. But the idea is to learn to frame what you want to write about in a way that people will be interested in.”

The Sales Playbook of Successful B2B Teams: from HBR: “A sales play system has begun to catch on among progressive companies worldwide, much as many sports organizations have applied data and analytics (with baseball’s Oakland Athletics pioneering the use of sabermetrics, as recounted in the book Moneyball). By using data to find undervalued athletes, determine the highest-impact plays to run, and replace gut coaching routines with statistically-informed routines, sports teams have improved their records.”

Tish Harrison Warren on poetry: “Indeed, in our age of social media, words are often used as weapons. Poetry instead treats words with care. They are slowly fashioned into lanterns — things that can illuminate and guide. Debate certainly matters. Arguments matter. But when the urgent controversies of the day seem like all there is to say about life and death or love or God, poetry reminds me of those mysterious truths that can’t be reduced solely to linear thought.”

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Rajesh Jain

An Entrepreneur based in Mumbai, India.