242. Smart Growth: Why My Friend “Eviscerated” the First Draft of My Book

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This week, the tables are turned when the host becomes the guest on her own show. Amy Humble, president of Disruption Advisors, interviews Whitney about the challenge and personal growth that comes out of writing a book.

Smart Growth, which expounds on the S-Curve of learning for organizations, had a dramatic development curve of its own: unbridled excitement at the beginning, with a plummet to the bottom when the work began. It was “laborious and painful.”

But as Whitney explains, writing a book is not a solitary endeavor. “It's a team sport.” Many hands have touched Smart Growth. A trusted friend even “eviscerated” an early manuscript — a terrifying ordeal that bore essential fruit.

As Whitney explains in the book, growth is contagious, which is why personal growth among individuals is critical to organizational growth. The birth of this book is no exception.

Smart Growth: How to Grow Your People to Grow Your Company is available for pre-order now wherever books are sold.

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