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Kyle MacDonald Selling Dewritten Book on Etsy

Kyle MacDonald–the writer who bartered his way from one red paperclip to a new house–is selling a “dewritten book” for $345.67 on Etsy.

Inspired by the newspaper blackout poetry of Austin Kleon, MacDonald created a new book by cutting, scribbling and drawing on a copy of Be Excellent at Anything: The Four Keys To Transforming the Way We Work and Live by Tony Schwartz, Jean Gomes & Catherine McCarthy.

Check it out: “The process was largely therapeutic. It was far more interesting to ‘write’ things than simply read the pre-existing book! … Anyhow, after 3 weeks, 5 felt pens and 100 hours of work later, I eventually finished de-writing the entire 352 page book, which I’ve renamed “Be Anything” … As it stands, the original book is a completely unique one-off artifact consisting of more than 350 unique drawings and phrases.” (Via Reddit)

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Tony Schwartz Urges Publishing Community to ‘Take Back Your Lunch’

ts.jpgWith cutbacks and layoffs, many publishing professionals are skipping lunch to keep up with all the extra work. One writer thinks that’s a very bad idea.

Today’s guest on the Morning Media Menu was Tony Schwartz, the founder of The Energy Project and author of the new book, The Way We’re Working Isn’t Working. Schwartz (pictured, via) explained how American workers actually lose productivity when they skip lunch, and outlined his plan to celebrate the lunch hour. Every Wednesday, people will meet up around the globe as part of his Take Back Your Lunch movement.

Press play below to listen. Here’s an excerpt from the interview: “The principles in The Way We Work Isn’t Working are even more important for people who feel they are under siege, who feel more pressure than ever, than they are for people who are a little more relaxed. The reason is that we’ve made a fundamental error. We think that the way to get things done is to work more hours, but actually it’s not about time–we’ve run out of time! The more hours you work, the less you get done in each additional hour.”

 

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