Want your story heard? Want to get into a book?
Now is your chance! Greg Balanko-Dickson is writing a new book on genius and irrepressible entrepreneurs.
A quick quote from Greg:
There is just something about a genius that makes me curious. These people are lively, invigorating, and full of energy and vigor. They can be overbearing and obnoxious but their spirit exudes confidence, excitement, and that wide eyed sense of discovery often lost among domesticated humans.
Greg is looking for stories of inspiration – what keeps you moving, what drives you as a wild and crazy entrepreneur? What do you love about being an entrepreneur and how do you stay focused?
These are all the issues Greg hopes to tackle in his new book.
Greg’s planning to offer the book as an online wiki for free. There will be some elements of collaboration for the community once it goes live; but those are details Greg is still working out. Printed copies will be available for a cost as well.
His goal is to have the book completed by May. Anyone who contributes will receive a free copy.
I plan on contributing through some form of blog post soon, to give my thoughts on being an irrepressible entrepreneur.
Greg’s also just posted a quick book overview that I encourage you to read if you’re interested in this project.
Incidentally, although this form of contribution (to a book, group writing project, etc.) isn’t listed specifically in Ron McDaniel’s 57 buzz challenges I think it should be added as a 58th. You’re seeing more and more online, group writing projects and collaboration efforts, and these can certainly generate buzz.
Robert Hruzek had a contest to write a story in 6 words and received over 400 submissions! Easton Ellsworth runs the Fortune 500 Blog Review Project, where he and the community tracks down what each of the Fortune 500 are doing with blogs. They use a wiki for updates, reviews, etc.
Online participation in contests, writing projects, group collaboration efforts, etc. will generate buzz. It will also create strong contacts in your areas of expertise and interest.
So if you’re an irrepressible entrepreneur, overflowing with passion, enthusiasm and a will to succeed, consider submitting something to Greg’s new book on entrepreneurship, get your name in lights and have some fun.