The idea is simple: to summarize a book in a series of tweets; if people want to read the book, they click an affiliate link that generates money.
I have no plans for the future of this idea. But I wanted to do, to launch something today.
I picked the book I was reading, "How will you measure your life?", by Clay Christensen, famed author of "The Innovator's Dilemma".
I liked the book, despite I think it could have been written differently, and more concisely.
Let me know what you think - of the book, and the idea of course!
Twitter: I decided to use this format as the simplest way to "launch". I could do other things in the future, e.g. a blog / Medium / Substack publication. Would you have any preference?
The book, as I wrote in the first comment to this thread, is interesting but I would have written it differently and more concisely.
But I'd like to dig a bit more there: when you say "vague", what was missing from the summary? Or can you give an example of a sentence that wouldn't be too "vague"?
Also, do you like the idea of the "one sentence summary" at the beginning of the Twitter thread?
Vague: it's hard to give a better example when I don't know what's actually in a given chapter, but e.g. this one doesn't really tell me much:
> 3: Happy career: two-factor theory of what makes us tick: motivators (challenging work, responsibility, growth) and hygiene (income, ego). Best way to help the world is being a great manager.
The meaning of hygiene here doesn't become clear to me really, and why is it best for the world to be a great manager? As opposed to a bad manager or as opposed to not a manager?
Another one might be:
> Ship of Theseus: kids are always your kids even if they've learn from others.
Erm, sure they remain my kids if they're mine? Can't tell what this means.
Finally, I definitely like a one-tweet summary up front (stretching the question about one-sentence summary since imo it doesn't have to be one sentence).
Hope this answered your questions somewhat :)
I agree that these examples don't provide much clarity.
Just to satisfy your curiosity:
1) Hygiene: things that we "need" to be there (e.g. I need some sort of salary or I'll starve).
2) Ship of Theseus: it remains the ship of theseus even if all its part have been eventually substituted for newer parts. Your kids: even if their "mind" is made of things and people that are not the parents, they remain your kids.