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A book about losing a job, then everything else, then one year and one day getting back to good.
A book about losing a job, then everything else, then one year and one day getting back to good.
63 backers pledged $5,165 to help bring this project to life.

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Destination: Reinvention

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I have written my first book. It's available now on Amazon.

My project is the publication of the hardcover version of it.

This is the project.
This is the project.

This is my relationship to this project:

"Destination: Reinvention" is not some sappy self-help book with trademarked cliches and 5-step cure-alls for everything that ails us.

If you:

-  just got dumped from your underfunded start-up

-  were just informed you are being laid off

-  are looking for a second career act

-  are a student with no sense of direction

this is a book about what you (or someone you know) are about to go through.

It's a real, raw story about changing lanes, making mistakes, and ultimately fining the answer.

When you back this project, you will help me pay it forward. I will publish the book immediately. It will get me into little indie bookstores where I can hold events and share this true story. I will help people with their own inventions (and reinventions). I will not charge them for this advice.

I help students at my university get jobs and internships.

I blog about work and new career horizons every day. 

I wrote an eBook about what happened when it happened to me.

I am deeply committed to this issue.

I've been there. I know the way out. 

Thanks for believing. Thanks for backing. 

Thanks,

John

Risks and challenges

The funding creates the hardcover version of the book. I begin publishing as soon as the funding is complete. Since everything else will be in place, I anticipate no significant delays.

I will use LuLu to manufacture it.

If you choose to back the project, Amazon will process your pledge. It calls my business "Broken Glass and Barbed Wire". Rest assured you'll still be in the right place.That was the original name of the book.

Thank god I listened to people smarter than me who basically said, "That title sucks!"

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    A free audiobook of "Destination:Reinvention".

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    A free audiobook and eBook of "Destination: Reinvention".

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    The above rewards, plus your name on the "Founders Wall" (with a link to your Kickstarter project, blog, etc.) on destinationreinvention.com.

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    The above rewards, plus VIP reserved seating to future signings and speaking events.

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    The above rewards, plus the completed project - the hardcover book, autographed for you.

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    The above rewards plus (limited to Bay Area folks) an exclusive invitation to a private and collegial networking event in San Francisco, hosted by me. We will exchange ideas. We will brainstorm your ideas and any projects you have working. We will exchange honest feedback and strategies. This event will join people from different disciplines, all sharing the desire to invent and disrupt - colliding creatively in a way that never could have been planned. I could be persuaded to buy the first round. Fernet or your favorite shot on me. We will shoot some pics as a way to make it permanent.

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