|Pounding out a chapter in Narita airport|
There are countless non-fiction books that explore different aspects of the venture world. They profile amazing and not so amazing companies, articulate best practices and share insights and advice. But there is so little good entrepreneurial fiction. There’s something about a really good page turner that makes the reader truly identify with the characters and the trials and tribulations the they survive. It sucks you in so effectively you don’t even realize the intellectual and emotional grip it has on you.
The high-velocity drama inherent in the startup world is screaming for a thought-provoking adventure series. A story that inspires people to become entrepreneurs, exposes the mysterious inner machinations of venture, and takes the reader on a visceral ride through the emotional roller coaster of of founding a company.
I really want to read a book like that but I haven’t been able to find any. So instead, I decided to write one.
I’ve been working on it since last October. There was a big break in productivity while we were trekking through the Himalayas with no electricity. Luckily that was a huge recharge for the creative batteries so now that we are on a beach in Zanzibar I’ve been able to dive back into writing.
You can keep track of my progress with the word counter tracker on the right side of the page and you can check out the dust-jacket teaser in the books section. I’ll be posting regular updates here on the blog.
I can’t wait to get it finished and in front of readers. I’m very much looking forward to all of your feedback. In the meantime, please let me know if you can recommend any good venture fiction for me to read.