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Aftermath: The Motivation Hacker

It's been almost six months since I published The Motivation Hacker, my book on how to get yourself to want to do what you always wanted to want to do. Here's what surprised me.

Sales (update: First Year Book sales)

I use a site called PredictionBook to compare my private guesses to reality for things like this. It helps me be less overconfident. I took a brutal calibration beating on my predictions for how many copies I'd sell in the first six months:

Here's how many I actually sold:


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A goal that I currently have is to read a book a week. This summer, let's just say I have already failed. However I just finished Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe. I'm not going to lie - I don't understand what is so fantastic about the book. Though I will admit I was a little confused by the sheer number of characters and didn't have much of a vested interest in the novel.

Most of the learning from a book comes from discussion, not simply reading it. Therefore, I want to follow the topic on Quora associated with each book after I read it and hopefully participate in some threads. Also, I want to definitely read about the themes present in the book because I often overlook them.

Currently I'm reading The World is Flat by Thomas Friedman

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