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Conductors

Orchestrate The Next Big Thing

In Conductors, learn how to connect people and ideas to make your biggest projects happen. Maximize your creativity, hack growth, build meaningful relationships, accelerate your learning, and tell better stories. This book is filled with tales and insights from hundreds of interviews with people like Shane Snow, Tyler Wagner, John Corcoran, Linda Rottenburg, Erica Dhawan, Mark Levy, and more!

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2. The Future of Work: How to fit in to a changing global marketplace

3. Be Your Own Hero: Gain confidence and charisma, accelerate learning, connect with mentors, save the world

4. Live the Life of your Dreams: How to live and work from anywhere

5. The Art of Adventure: Stories and lessons from a life on the road, living on four continents

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Synopsis

Conductors: Orchestrate the Next Big Thing is about combining people and ideas to make big things happen. 

Conductors is a culmination of years of research and hundreds of interviews of entrepreneurs, futurists, accelerated learners, creatives, superconnectors, and thought leaders who have weighed in on how to prepare for a fulfilling future.

Why I wrote This book:
A Conductor is a lucky metaphor. There are train conductors that drive forward big complex machines. There are orchestral conductors that create beauty through unifying expert musicians.  And there are Electrical and other types of conductors that move energy through them from one form to another.

My big goals in life are to eliminate barriers for people, and to maximize the human experience.

I want people to do fulfilling work - once we have our other first world problems under control, people still struggle to find happiness

I want people to adapt and thrive in a changing work environment

When I read "The Future” by Al Gore and “The Inevitable” by Kevin Kelly, it became apparent that we need to focus on some uniquely human skills that cannot be replaced by AI, robots, outsourcing, and job obsolescence.

Imagine a world where we all know everything thanks to some sort of brain-internet meld. What will people do for work?

There will always be a demand for the skills of a Conductor

Why I am the one to write this:
I have done hundreds of interview on the Art of Adventure podcast with entrepreneurs, futurists, innovators, creatives, educators, and thought leader on the future of work

I am part scientist in that I break things down into bite sized formulas, which make it easy for you to understand.

I’ve observed recurring themes that keep coming up in interviews (human are experts at pattern recognition by the way, better than computer according to my bioinformatics professor in grad school)

I was educated under Howard Gardner’s theory of multiple intelligences - 8 different learning styles that we all possess in some mix. This means we are going to approach Conductors from many angles.

What to Expect:
My friend Derek Sivers says an idea is worth 1 dollar and the execution is a multiplier - how can you multiply your idea to get 1 million dollars? Or A billion?

Each chapter will consist of a introduction to the theme and main ideas of the chapter- which skill we are focusing on.  I’ll illustrate different ways to access the skill using expert interviews.  At the end of each chapter we will have some practical exercises for you to practice each skill.

How to use this book:
Start with the chapter that excited you the most

One key meta skill is this book is to realize that these are all learnable skills and not innate behaviors.  In Carol Dweck’s book Mindset, she highlights two opposing mindsets, the fixed and growth mindset.  To enable yourself to put the work into learning this skills, you simply have to acknowledge that we are not born with a fixed amount of creativity or charisma

Charlie Munger the investing partner to Warren Buffet has this idea- a “latticework of mental models” frameworks taken from different fields from investing to biology to economic to sociology used to inform decision making progress.

Much the same way memory champions link ideas together with existing memories to enhance new ones, each chapter is its own idea framework that you can combine and mix with the others.

There are many different personality types and natural ways that we find flow within our work.  How you combine and use the ideas in your book will end up being your signature conductor style.

You can listen to the full interview with each expert on the Art of Adventure.

Try the exercises at the end of each chapter

Think about people in your own life who embody the traits of each chapter - these people can be great sources of inspiration and information for you. 

Outline

Introduction: Why I wrote this book – How to be valuable in a world where value is constantly changing.
1.            Honing Your Connectional Intelligence
Featuring Erica Dhawan – What is connectional intelligence?  
Tom Hoerr – educating for Grit
Travis Sheridan - creating an environment for success
2.            Smartcuts
      Featuring Shane Snow – Smartcuts
      Jiro Taylor – Find your flow – optimal experiences
       
3.            Optimizing Creativity
      Featuring Mark Levy – Creative constraints, creative writing
      Jason Zook – How Jason made millions by wearing tshirts
       
4.            Do Your Best Work
      Featuring: Cal Newport - Deep Work
      Derek Muller – Swing for the fences
      Aaron Hurst – The Purpose Economy
5.            Accelerated Learning
      Featuring: Jonathan Levi - Super learning
      Scott Young - Accelerated Learning
      Derek Sivers - Life directives, asking good questions
      Jeff Brown – Read to Lead
       
6.            Tell Your Story
      Featuring Michael Margolis – Storytelling for Business
      Erin Blaskie – Take People Behind the Scenes
      Michael Port – Elements of a Heroic Presentation
       
7.            Portray Your Best Self – The Science of Charisma and Confidence
      Featuring: Stephanie Burns -Unreasonable Requests
      Vanessa van Edwards – First Impressions
      Kara Ronin – International body language
       
8.            Build Extraordinary Relationships
      Featuring: Judy Robinette - Connecting with people
      John Corcoran – Turning relationships into $
      Jason Treu - Events
      Jordan Harbinger – Talking to Experts
      Tyler Wagner – Conferences
       
9.            Is Your Dream Big Enough?
      Featuring Linda Rottenburg - Mentor Capitalist
      Robin Farmanfarmian – Medical Futurist
      Cal Newport – Do we need to find our passion?
      Fulfillment and Purpose vs. success

Audience

There are three main audiences for Conductors: Students and young people charting the course of their careers, people in the middle of a career transition or reinventing themselves, and entrepreneurs who want tools and ideas to help them accelerate their business efforts.

For students and career pivots, Conductors gives people the skills they need to cultivate to stay valuable in a changing work place. There are many industries being disrupted right now - self driving cars is a great example as truck drivers is the number one occupation in the United States right now with 3 million drivers and 8 million correlated staff. They may need to reinvent themselves quickly, and are wondering how to do that.

Students who are just entering the job market or thinking about future careers will want this information so they can pick the right things to focus on in school or early career, and set them selves up for fulfilling work in the future.

For entrepreneurs, Conductors provides a formulaic approach to addressing some of the main hurdles they will face: getting the right people, skills, funding, marketing, innovation, and thinking big.


Promotion

We have a multi pillared marketing platform in place: two podcasts, a regular personal blog and national column on the Good Men Project. We also have an engaged Facebook community, and 7,000+ followers on Twitter and Instagram. Derek is a regular public speaker at events and corporations, including about topics from Conductors. Derek has a proven track record as a quality guest on other podcasts and YouTube channels (over 40 interviews in 2016). We have a small but engaged email list of longtime fans. 

We propose a national speaking book tour, traditional radio and newspaper interviews, combined with podcast guest appearances, and regular email updates to our community

Competition

Get Big Things Done: The Power of Connectional Intelligence. By Erica Dhawan and Saj-nicole Joni. Published February 24, 2015 by St. Martin's Press 

Connectional Intelligence is the ability to combine knowledge, ambition and human capital, forging connections on a global scale that create unprecedented value and meaning. As radical a concept as Emotional Intelligence was in the 90s, Connectional Intelligence is changing everything from business and sports to academics, health and politics by quickly, efficiently and creatively helping people enlist supporters, drive innovation, develop strategies and implement solutions to big problems.


Deep Work: Rules For Focused Success in a Distracted World by Cal Newport. Published by Grand Central Publishing, Hachette Book Group, February 5, 2016.

Deep work is the ability to focus without distraction on a cognitively demanding task. It's a skill that allows you to quickly master complicated information and produce better results in less time. Deep work will make you better at what you do and provide the sense of true fulfillment that comes from craftsmanship. In short, deep work is like a super power in our increasingly competitive twenty-first century economy. And yet, most people have lost the ability to go deep-spending their days instead in a frantic blur of e-mail and social media, not even realizing there's a better way.

Tools of Titans: The Tactics, Routines, and Habits of Billionaires, Icons, and World-Class Performers by Tim Ferriss. Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, December 6, 2016

From the author: “For the last two years, I’ve interviewed more than 200 world-class performers for my podcast, The Tim Ferriss Show. The guests range from super celebs (Jamie Foxx, Arnold Schwarzenegger, etc.) and athletes (icons of powerlifting, gymnastics, surfing, etc.) to legendary Special Operations commanders and black-market biochemists. For most of my guests, it’s the first time they’ve agreed to a two-to-three-hour interview. This unusual depth has helped make The Tim Ferriss Show the first business/interview podcast to pass 100 million downloads. “This book contains the distilled tools, tactics, and ‘inside baseball’ you won’t find anywhere else. It also includes new tips from past guests, and life lessons from new ‘guests’ you haven’t met.

The School of Greatness: A Real-World Guide to Living Bigger, Loving Deeper, and Leaving a Legacy by Lewis Howes. Publisher: Rodale Press, Inc, October 27, 2015.

In The School of Greatness, Howes shares the essential tips and habits he gathered in interviewing "the greats" on his wildly popular podcast of the same name. In discussion with people like Olympic gold medalist Shawn Johnson and Pencils of Promise CEO Adam Braun, Howes figured out that greatness is unearthed and cultivated from within. The masters of greatness are not successful because they got lucky or are innately more talented, but because they applied specific habits and tools to embrace and overcome adversity in their lives.
A framework for personal development, The School of Greatness gives you the tools, knowledge, and actionable resources you need to reach your potential. Howes anchors each chapter with a specific lesson he culled from his greatness "professors" and his own experiences to teach you how to create a vision, develop hustle, and use dedication, mindfulness, joy, and love to reach goals. His lessons and practical exercises prove that anyone is capable of achieving success and that we can all strive for greatness in our everyday lives.

Crazy Is a Compliment: The Power of Zigging When Everyone Else Zags by Linda Rottenburg. Publisher: PenguinPublishing Group; Publication date: 03/01/2016

These days taking chances isn’t just for college dropouts in hoodies. Whether you work at a Fortune 500 company, a nonprofit, or a mom-and-pop, everybody needs to think and act like an entrepreneur. We all need to be nimble, adaptive, daring—and maybe even a little crazy—or risk being left behind.But how do you take smart risks without risking it all? That’s Linda Rottenberg’s expertise. As the cofounder and CEO of Endeavor, the world’s leading organization dedicated to supporting fast-growing entrepreneurs, she’s spent the last two decades helping innovators think bold and execute smart.Now Rottenberg draws on her unrivaled experience to show you the proven techniques to achieve your dreams: from overcoming fear to facing down critics, from stalking supporters to exploiting chaos. Crazy Is a Compliment combines inspiring stories, original research, and practical advice to create a road map for getting started and going bigger.


Pivot: The Only Move That Matters Is Your Next One by Jenny Blake. Publisher: Portfolio, September 6, 2016

Careers are not linear, predictable ladders any longer; they are fluid trajectories. No matter our age, life stage, bank account balance, or seniority, we are all being asked to navigate career changes much more frequently than in years past. The average employee tenure in America is just four to five years, and even those roles change dramatically within that time. Our economy now demands that we create businesses and careers based on creativity, growth, and impact. In this dynamic world of work, the only move that matters is your next one.

Drawing from her own experience and those of other successful pivoters, Jenny Blake has created a four-stage process that teaches anyone how to seamlessly and continually:

  • Double-down on existing strengths, interests, and experiences 
  • Find new opportunities and identify skills to develop without falling prey to analysis-paralysis and compare-and-despair 
  • Run small experiments to determine next steps 
  • Take smart risks to launch with confidence in a new direction 

This book is for anyone searching for an answer to the question, "What's next?"

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  • Update #4 - New Years Update! Jan. 4, 2017

    Conductors,

    Happy New Year!

    It's been two months since we successfully complete our pre-order campaign - Thank You for making the campaign a success! Work ...


  • Update #3 - It All Downhill From Here! Oct. 25, 2016

    Hi team! We are past 50%! Time for another celebration! 

    Some of you have been asking about an audiobook - I plan on recording an ...


  • Update #2 - Chapter Contents Revealed! Oct. 11, 2016

    Here is your first sneak peak into the book with the Chapter Contents:

    Introduction: Why I wrote this book – How to be valuable in a ...


  • Update #1 - Let's Dance! We are 25% of the way there! Oct. 5, 2016

    Conductors! 

    Thank you so much for supporting the campaign! It's time for a little celebration: We passed 25% of our preorder goal of 250 ...


  • Guy Vincent on Oct. 3, 2016, 5:06 p.m.

    Go Derek! This is such an awesome idea for a book. Looking forward to seeing Conductors blast past the goal :)

  • Joanna Castle on Oct. 10, 2016, 5:28 p.m.

    Congrats! So proud of you! It's been a huge goal of mine to also write a book in the future and it's very inspiring to see a friend taking the steps do that. Excited for the read!

  • Amanda Taylor on Oct. 13, 2016, 2:57 p.m.

    Congratulations! I'm looking forward to the read and sharing a couple copies with my office mates.

  • Jennifer Rhodes on Oct. 14, 2016, 4:03 p.m.

    I'm looking forward to reading you book!! Congrats and good luck!

  • Kathleen Harris on Oct. 16, 2016, 2:07 a.m.

    Good job!

  • Roscoe Sopiwnik on Oct. 18, 2016, 2:50 p.m.

    Cheers!

  • Martins Blums on Oct. 18, 2016, 4:49 p.m.

    Way to go!

  • Fabain Dittrich on Oct. 22, 2016, 5:38 p.m.

    Just pre-ordered! Can't wait to get it.

  • David Wood c/Rick Smith on Oct. 23, 2016, 2:40 a.m.

    done mate! well done!

  • Aveen Banich on Oct. 25, 2016, 2:59 p.m.

    I am really looking forward to reading and sharing your book Derek!

  • Danny Kalman on Oct. 25, 2016, 5:58 p.m.

    Derek, I remember connecting with you when the Art of Adventure podcast was just starting. Look at you now! Bravo!

  • Dale Vaughn on Oct. 25, 2016, 8:46 p.m.

    Can't wait!

  • Joe DiBernardo on Oct. 26, 2016, 7:57 p.m.

    Yo my boy! Sounds good! Let's talk later this week picking up my son now!

  • Martin Leitner on Oct. 31, 2016, 11:40 a.m.

    This looks great. Well done Derek!

  • Kent Caruthers on Oct. 31, 2016, 8:57 p.m.

    As a friend once told me: get it, and do it!

  • Brandi Roberts on Oct. 31, 2016, 9:45 p.m.

    This looks fantastic! Can't wait to read it!

  • Tomislav Perko on Nov. 1, 2016, 7:15 a.m.

    Good luck mate! :)

  • Matt Lambdin on Nov. 1, 2016, 3:15 p.m.

    Congrats on the book, Derek!

  • Marie Deschamps on Nov. 1, 2016, 10:53 p.m.

    go get them tiger

  • Tracey Abbott on Nov. 1, 2016, 11:16 p.m.

    Proud of you, Derek!

  • John Douglas on Nov. 2, 2016, 4:14 a.m.

    A little surprise for my brother. Your new book!

  • Amber Dugger on Nov. 2, 2016, 4:52 a.m.

    Congrats on hitting your goal!!

  • Kika Tuff on Nov. 3, 2016, 4:45 p.m.

    Can't wait to read your book :)

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Derek Loudermilk

Derek Loudermilk

St. Louis, Missouri

Derek Loudermilk is a business coach, startup advisor, international speaker, podcaster, professional adventurer, and digital nomad.

Derek is the host of the Art of Adventure Podcast and Uncharted Family Podcast and has been a location independent lifestyle entrepreneur for three years visiting 35 countries and living on four continents. A former scientist and pro cyclist, Derek is an author at the Good Men Project, serial entrepreneur, and business coach.
After interviewing hundreds of authors, entrepreneurs, futurists, educators, and adventurers, it became clear to Derek that the most important skills of the future focus on what only humans can provide: creativity, entertainment, the ability organize a tribe of people around a common goal, dreaming big, beautiful design, teaching and synthesizing information, and learning to do something that has never been done.
Possessing these skills is the insurance against being replaced by robots, artificial intelligence, and outsourcing.
Derek found that wherever he gives workshops, people are most interested in connecting with other people and learning how to implement their biggest ideas - especially when you can't find a mentor who has done it before and you can't look it up on the internet. "Conductors" is for those of you that are trying to do something new and exciting!

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