Tasting Success: Dianne Jacob, author of Will Write for Food

I’ve known writer and editor Dianne Jacob for many years. Long before she became the author of the best-selling Will Write for Food.  A book that opened up all sorts of consulting, speaking and training opportunities for her. Which I know is something many aspiring and existing authors would like to emulate. Knowing how valuable itRead the Rest…

Book Marketing Tips From 9 Promotion-Savvy Authors

  Writing is one thing. Book marketing is quite another. After all, they require different skills. But oftentimes the biggest challenge is adopting a new mindset. If you’re a novelist, this is easier than you might think. We’re used to putting ourselves in the shoes of our characters. So, instead of thinking, “What would my protagonistRead the Rest…

Wanted: Crowdfunding! 20 Proven Ways to Reward Your Donors

Illustration by hurca.com @ fotolia.com Why consider crowdfunding? Maybe you want to engage a professional book strategist to ensure your nonfiction work succeeds in provoking a movement? Or enhancing your influence? Showcasing thought leadership? Boosting your business — or all of the above? Ever wondered how to pay for such a service? That’s what aRead the Rest…

The Business Case for NOT Writing a Book

No other industry has so many new product introductions. ~ Steven Piersanti, President, Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 10 Awful Truths about Book Publishing.  You’re a businessperson, right? Would you decide to launch a new product into an oversaturated market with features and functionality that are little or no different to what’s already available? No? Then why are you rushingRead the Rest…

OUTSTANDING! 3 Steps That Break Through Barriers to Greatness

From the book that never gets written to the musical instrument that remains unplayed or played poorly, we’ve all experienced situations in which our aspirations exceed our abilities. And thank goodness for that. It is, after all, how the human race has progressed over millennia—this ability to see beyond our limitations and challenges, on theRead the Rest…

Access to Asia: Self-Awareness Profiles Feature

This one-minute video explains one of the many wonderful, unique features in our award-winning, best selling book, Access to Asia. The Self-Awareness Profiles can be found at the end of each of the 11 country chapters: And here’s the relevant page of the India chapter: For cross-cultural training for you, your team, or entire organization, contactRead the Rest…

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Mike Figliuolo: Secrets of Successful Co-Authorship


Author Mike Figliuolo of thoughtLEADERS,LLC

Author Mike Figliuolo of thoughtLEADERS,LLC


“Should I or shouldn’t I go the co-author route with my next (or first) book?”

That’s a question I get asked all the time.

I’ve successfully co-authored five books–virtually with Craig Badings in Australia for Thought Leadership Tweet, plus a business leader in India–and three books with clients here in the U.S. Every experience has been a joy.

But that’s not the case for everyone.

In this recording I speak with Mike Figliuolo, founder and managing director of thoughtLEADERS, LLC, a professional services firm specializing in leadership development. Mike’s new book, Lead Inside the Boxis co-authored with Victor Prince. His first, One Piece of Paperwas written alone.

How does Mike compare and contrast the two experiences? More to the point, what can you learn from Mike to ensure co-authorship is the right route for you?

Mike Figliuolo Interviewed July 2015

Download the transcript of the audio recording.

Buy your copy of Mike’s latest book, Lead Inside the Box: How Smart Leaders Guide Their Teams to Exceptional Results.


For more tips and traps about co-authorship, read this useful SpeakerNetNews blog post.

Dr Liz Speaker Reel (Video)

Six-minute video snippets of my presentation to the APICS conference 2014 on Achieving Collaboration Through Thought Leadership. Part of the presentation involved my outlining a case study on Autowale in India, inviting the audience to identify how they succeeded by collaborating with different groups.  

3 Reasons Why No One Reads Your Book

One of the most common inquiries I get comes from business book authors who say no one is buying or reading their books. Can I help? The answer to which is invariably “no.” Like a house that’s been been poorly designed,  oftentimes it’s easier and cheaper to start from scratch. With that in mind, it’sRead the Rest…

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