Visual One-Pagers

Back in October I introduced you to the subtractive art of Todd Clarke, who creates visual one-pagers for books. Realizing there may be an attractive market for his unique art, he’s decided to kick things up a notch or two. He recently launched VisualOnePagers.com, and unsolicited by me, produced a couple of one-pagers for two recent posts of mine.
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Is Your Business Fit?

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For me, fitness is everything. Having been woken up a few years ago to the fact that I might not be as fit as I thought I was, it figures centrally in life. It requires more than simply eating right and exercising…two things that many people struggle with. It demands a mental discipline that few people are equipped to handle alone. Fortunately, I had a nutritionist and cardiologist to assist me. (more…)

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The Subtractive Art Of Todd Clarke

Every once in a while you get an unexpected gift from out of nowhere. I was the lucky recipient of such a gift: a beautiful 1-page visual summary of The Laws of Subtraction by Todd Clarke. It speaks for itself. I like it for several reasons, not the least of which is Todd’s mad ability. I like 1-page stuff. Maybe it’s the Toyota A3 influence, but I figure if you can’t get your thinking on one page, you haven’t really done your thinking. Amazingly, Todd is offering a free wall-size pdf version over at his site, a site chock full of other 1-page visuals. I’ll be enlisting his help with my new book. Well done Todd! (Follow Todd on Twitter here.)

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The Art of the Start 2.0: Interview With Guy Kawasaki

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Coming from an author, you may find this strange: I have very few hardcover books adorning my office library any more. I’ve become an e-reader. The only books I keep are signed editions…they are meaningful gifts, and I’d never dream of donating them to my local library the way I have with all the others.

I have more signed Guy Kawasaki editions than I have from any other author, a testament to how prolific he is. But of all the bestsellers he’s penned, his 2004 The Art of the Start is my all-time favorite. It’s dog-eared, highlighted, and Post-It Noted all over the place. I read the original edition two years before I was fortunate to cross paths with the man. I read it as I was preparing and positioning myself to leave the long-term partnership with Toyota I was in at the time.

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The Art of Social Media: Interview with Guy Kawasaki

Guy Kawasaki needs no introduction. He’s the original Apple evangelist, turned ultimate evangelist. From the art of startup to artisanal self-publishing, Guy takes his current endeavor to a level of artistry.

Ten years ago, anything resembling what we now know as social media was a blip on the typical web surfer’s radar screen. Now everyone is a social media user. But not a “power user.”

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