This job post is for an angel writer who could take our client’s interviews for every chapter and correctly understand their ideas, message, and stories and write the book on their behalf in their voice. I got a client who is interested in publishing a book with us. I'd asked him to fill out a form which can help you to understand this book idea. Below are all of his answers:
Q1. Tell us briefly about your book idea.
A. About unlocking creative potential in the service of driving business results by replacing the one thing that is holding everyone back - the hierarchical organizational model.
Hierarchies can emotionally whipsaw employees between jerk bosses and great bosses. A jerk boss with appointed positional power can do great harm in a short amount of time, undoing years of good work by a great boss. Employees are pigeon holed in to roles and titles that cleave off large portions of the value they could provide, if only given the choice. Changing market opportunities that require hierarchies to quickly adjust suddenly suffer through reorg after reorg to little or no effect. Given all of these problems why do we continue using a model handed down to us by the Romans to control territory?
Q2. Who is the intended audience?
A. This book is aimed at the Harvard Business Review crowd - CEO's, CIO's, COO's, CDO's of corporations looking for an innovative edge. This book will also be of intense interest to Millennials who are looking for companies where they will be treated like a colleague and not a child.
Q3. What should be the ideal length of your book?
A. 200 - 250 pages
Q4. Do you have any chapters or outline of the book in your mind? If yes, then please write it down.
A. A brief history of the hierarchical model
The failings of the of the hierarchical
Corporate communism - the parallels between the fall of the Soviet Union and the dysfunction created by hiearchies
The Coached Network model - how it works
Using the coached network to drive business results
Connecting team and business performance to compensation
How to roll it out - a competency model
Frequently asked questions
Pitfalls & Troubleshooting
Q5. How your book is different from other books on the same topic?
A. I have five years of applied research which mean five years of data, five years of experience, and five years ironing out the kinks. I also have third party analysis that shows this model produces engagement scores 20 points higher than average (90 versus 70). So while these authors write about networked models, I have seen the matrix on how to make them actually work.
Q6. Do you also want to include your personal stories/ experiences in your book?
A. Yes. I have many educational anecdotes.
Q7. What are your expectations with your Angel Writer?
A. I'm looking for someone to help me amplify the inspiration this model generates to spark a conversation about how there is a new way to think about creating value. I need someone who can help me flesh this work out and keep the thread of inspiration alive throughout. Some of this material can be a bit dull and I need help making it fun and engaging.
Q8. How do you envision your dream book?
A. I see this as a book that bring inspiration, passion, and creativity to the workplace at scale. I want to vanquish jerk bosses to the dustbin of history. I want to show companies exactly how to drive quarterly business results with highly engaged teams.
Now, I want to know from you why do you think you’re right fit angel writer for this book. Try to explain this answer in detail as it can increase your chance to get selected!
I will show your response to my client which will help him to judge your book writing capabilities with your response and eventually he would decide if he wants to work with you or not.
Respond to this job post as you’re directly talking to my client!
I'm looking forward to a long-term relationship with angel writers.
All the best,
CEO at The Books Factory