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Old 10-18-10, 01:58 PM   #1
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I'm a father again!

I'm posting this the day before my 60th birthday to announce that I've become a "father" once again - just having "given birth" to my second book.

The young-en is an 8.5 x 5.25 paperback weighing in at less than 8 ounces. It's called What Your Boss Never Told You - The Quick Start Guide for New Managers.

What made the process of writing my second book so fascinating for me was that most of it was "written" on my bike. That is, I've developed the habit of riding every morning for about 30-45 minutes, and I began thinking about doing another book while on the bike, and found that I could organize my thoughts, do an outline, and even get a lot of the thinking done on each chapter while on the bike. It was really pretty cool. I did not have "writer's block" even one time.

I began the project in May, and the book became available on amazon.com a week or so ago.

I'm attaching a picture of my new baby. If you'd like to see more details, please visit a website my GF created for the book: What Your Boss Never Told You
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Old 10-18-10, 02:08 PM   #2
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Congrats. Few things are more satisfying than getting a book done. Everyone has a great idea for a book, but few people are willing to put in the seat time to acutally pound it out.
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Old 10-18-10, 02:30 PM   #3
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And, of course, it is dedicated to the

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Old 10-18-10, 02:53 PM   #5
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Congratulations Gary.

You had me going for a minute with your thread title. But I clicked on it, peeked through my fingers, and breathed a sigh of relief.

If you're thinking of passing out cigars...better read the Let's Talk Cigars Then! thread first. http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...lk-cigars-then!

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Old 10-18-10, 03:07 PM   #6
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Good JOB, and congratulations. I opened my own business in 2007, its looks like your work may contain some info I need to learn, where is it distributed?
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Hey, Gary, congrats! I was just wondering what happened to you. Seems you've been busy.
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Old 10-18-10, 04:20 PM   #8
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Good JOB, and congratulations. I opened my own business in 2007, its looks like your work may contain some info I need to learn, where is it distributed?
It's available on amazon.com. For orders of ten or more, email me through my website shown below and I'll get you a discount.
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Old 10-18-10, 04:21 PM   #9
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Thanks everyone! This is the ideal baby to have - no 2 o'clock feedings!
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Well now, ain't dat cool!

Congratulations, Deege. I've been missing yur posts and wondering what you've been up to. I guess that you've been writing that book in the time you used to spend posting on BF.

I'd love to read the book. There must be a way that I could send you money and get a signed copy.

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Sounds interesting Gary. How about a preview on the Amazon site, and a Kindle version.

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Old 10-18-10, 04:38 PM   #12
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Sounds interesting Gary. How about a preview on the Amazon site, and a Kindle version.

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I'm working on both! Preview takes amazon some time to get up and working, and I'm still in research mode on how to do a Kindle version.
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Very cool. It's sorta a dream of mine to get published. I've had some articles in professional magazines, newsletters and such, but nothing as grand as a real book. Way to go.
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A whole bunch of parents of individuals with disabilities once actually wrote a book on the internet. We had it reviewed by a publisher, but didn't get anywhere. Some of us had never met, and still haven't. We published it ourselves on the "net!"
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Really neat! So are there any 50+ ers that might be Uncle's or Godfather's for this new addition??? Or are you holding our for naming rights!!!!
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Really neat! So are there any 50+ ers that might be Uncle's or Godfather's for this new addition??? Or are you holding our for naming rights!!!!
I have to say, you're all uncles and godfathers in my opinion!
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Great going Gary. A lot of people ask me what I do on 3 hour rides and it's pretty much what you do I guess. It gives you a lot of time to think about a lot of things that are going on in your life, now and the past. Anyhow congratulations, I hope it's a best seller.
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And I didn't even know you were pregnant.

I wish I knew enough about one subject to write about it. I've been a jack-of-all-trades, from farm & ranch and commercial property real estate broker, to aircraft broker and pilot, to telephone and cable-TV cable cable contractor, to marina manager. I've learned a whole lot about managing all sorts of businesses, and learned one thing in particular: I need to be a much better manager! I'm fascinated with your book. Sounds great.

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Congrats on pushing this project out the door!
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Congratulations, DG

Nice to hear you're still on the bike.
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Congratulations, Gary! I hope it flies off the shelves. It's doubly good that you wrote it while riding your bike, not giving up one for the other. Great-looking eye-catching cover, too!
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Well thank goodness the cover's not WHITE.

As others have mentioned, I wondered what had become of you.

Well done, and congratulations on the new book. Hope it does well.
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One year struggling to get the motivation to ride and the next writing a book on the bike.................how time flys.

Good one DG. Congratulations.
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All of my best publications were worked out while riding a bicycle. I think bicycling and creativity go hand in hand. So, Gary, next book - Bicycling for managers: how bicycling sharpens you management skills.
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Congratulations! I'll keep checking The NYT bestseller list and envisioning it there! Good luck!
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