NOW AVAILABLE: Audiobook And Hardcover
We are absolutely amazed by what has happened since we published the Corporate Rebels book. The responses, the reviews, the number of readers, and the hope and inspiration drawn from it has been beyond our expectation. But it gets even better. Today, we launch the audiobook and the hardcover version. In today's blog post: a sample of the audiobook and a look behind the scenes of the recording.
Over the past few months we've been busy turning our manuscript into an audiobook. For all of you interested in how that works, I'll soon share a blog post on how we self-published our book. It will include all the upsides, downsides, obstacles, fun, and stress we experienced during this process. Stay tuned for some interesting learning ;).
For now, we want to focus on sharing the fact that the audiobook is - as of now - available. Here's a short sample of the great narration done by professional narrator Stephen Borne.
Or, for a quick look behind the scenes, check out Stephen at work. Not as easy as it sounds right?
To order the audiobook, go to your preferred store:
I personally went into the studio as well to create the Dutch audiobook. And yes, it's also finished!
So, for the Dutch speaking people: here's a unique opportunity to spend 6 hours listening to my soothing voice ;). Plus, you'll get some inspirational stories from the world's most progressive workplaces...
Get it through:
In February, we published the paperback (soft cover) and ebook format. Now, besides launching the audiobook, we also launch a hard cover of the Corporate Rebels book.
We're super excited about this one. It looks great and has lovely finishes. A great one to add to the collection or to share with fellow rebels.
Purchase the hardcover through the new book website, see below.
More good news: various book translations are underway.
- On June 22nd we'll publish the German translation (subscribe here if you're interested in the German book);
- In September the French book will hit book stores in France;
- In November Italians can read the Corporate Rebels book in their native language;
- Polish will likely be published in the second half of 2020;
- Russian and Chinese are underway!
New book website
We've created a completely new book website. It looks pretty cool if you ask me.
Find more information and purchase links to the various bookstores and (upcoming) book translations on this new page.
Many of you might be wondering how to self-publish a book. As I've learned a lot about this topic over the past few months I'm going to write a blog post on the lessons we've learned.
If you've ever wanted to know more about self-publishing, this is your chance. Drop your questions in the comments below and I'll try to answer all of them in my upcoming blog post.
Download a free sample chapter of our book. Subscribe to the newsletter.
I would be interested to know about pitfalls. E.g. when you to through a publisher, the editor usually wants to make all sorts of changes. As an author, I hate that part of the process. But I know that it ends up being a better product. The danger of self publishing would be for me that I would want to skip the editing phase and do it "my way." How do you deal with that?
Pim and Joost fully understand the importance of professional editing and insisted on allocating sufficient time to this part of the process. They are an editor's dream: smart enough to roll with most of the suggested changes -- none of which resulted in the book going even remotely off message -- and determined to go their own way whenever they felt it was important to do so. In respect of these latter decisions, they never put a foot wrong. I know this work almost too well for my own good, but never get tired of reading it. Congratulations to you both on an outstanding debut and good luck with the hardback, audio as well as the Dutch and other language print editions. This initiative represents an outstanding example of intelligent self-publishing and it's good that you are going to be sharing this journey too.
In his excellent book Brave New Work, Aaron Dignan asks whether your organisation behaves like traffic lights or roundabouts. These are two very different approaches to busy road intersections. Traffic lights have strict rules, which require no thought or judgement. You go when its green and stop when its red. Roundabouts, on the other hand, are based on agreed principles.
Work is solving other people’s problems. Most progressive companies on our Bucket List think they do that best when structured as networks of teams, rather than hierarchical pyramids. Teams in radically decentralized networks are often self-managed and highly autonomous. And these teams are often very small. They rarely consist of more than 15 people. But why are self-managed teams in these networks typically so small? There are very good reasons.
We sent out our first newsletter nearly 5 years ago—around the end of 2015. We had just quit our corporate jobs to embark on this crazy adventure called Corporate Rebels. A lot has happened since then! But one thing that hasn’t changed: our newsletter. And it's about bloody time to do so....