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Greg Linster

That's a powerful quote, Kent! As you know, I used it myself yesterday too and had a funny feeling that you would use it too (philosophical minds must think alike, right?).

Anyway, I'm looking forward to the release of your book. Have you considered trying to publish a hard-copy of it as well? (I'm not a big fan of the e-book).

R.I.P. Steve Jobs

Kent @ The Financial Philosopher

Thanks, Greg.

Yes the quote on death from Steve Jobs has impacted me tremendously. I don't use any Apple products (no iPod, iPad, Mac, nothing), so I am in the minority, but I can truly say that Jobs influenced my thinking because of his words and the way he lived. He was truly a Stoic, as you recognized in your tribute to him.

As for my book, I'm thinking of releasing both an e-book and hard-copy. I've read that doing both can be a mistake from a marketing perspective but I'm not releasing this book for marketing purposes. In fact, I don't mind breaking most of the "rules" of self-publishing. To follow my own guiding principles, any money I make will be a byproduct of my passion for the work; money is not the guiding force.

I do know I will provide a "free e-book sample," which will include 2 or 3 chapters.

This first book will be a good trial for future publications. I'm currently thinking that this will be the only book I release in e-book form and all others will be hard-copy.

Thanks for provoking thought on this.



Greg Linster

The irony of course is that many people, like you, end up achieving financial success by following non-financial guiding principles. The Stoic philosophers certainly realized this too.

Anyway, as an aspiring author myself, I'd love to pick your brain about this process at some point in the future.




There were no better recognition than most of the people find out of his death on the device, which he has developed.

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