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21st Century Work Life and leading remote teams

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Feb 12, 2016

In today's episode, Pilar talks to Joanna Penn about writing and self-publishing in the 21st Century and being an indie author. 


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Virtual not Distant Bitesize

04:50mins Today's bitesize is dedicated nurturing team creativity in virtual teams.

Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.

Saros Virtual Team Practice

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10:35mins "We like to share refreshments at a team meeting and set a calendar reminder 15 minutes warning before a hangout, so everyone can get their coffee and biscuits ready wherever they are."

16:10mins Working Out Loud - extracts from "Co-Writing a Book" the book by Joanna Penn and J Lyons. Learning about each other through sharing our work process.

The Conversation with Joanna Penn

We're in the Renaissance of the creator.

20:15mins Joanna puts "authorpreneurship" in context.

Indie authors are a natural evolution as we change the way in which we work.

The long tail and low-cost of self-publishing.

The author is no longer a lonely creator...

Audio and foreign sales.

We talk about how much we love the Kindle!

I couldn't run my business without technology.

If anyone wants a great piece of software to write books in, use Scrivener.
Joanna mentions Dragon Dictate.
Joanna's fiction work and how she has changed as a writer.

You are the wrong person to trust your work.

The shift in mindset from a hobbyist to professional.

Joanna's virtual collaboration with J. Thorn.

The future of writing.

Self-Publishing Success Course

Check out Joanna's blog and podcast for information and inspiration!