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Huge "Scolding the Winds" Giveaway!

I want to make "Scolding the Winds," my most personal and passionate story to date, as successful as possible.

So, I'm doing something I've never done before, or even considered. I'm giving away books.

Not just books, but the best books I've read so far this year. My copies. With my underlines and marginalia. That's how serious I'm being!

What are the books? Creativity, Inc. by Ed Catmull and Amy Wallace, and The Obstacle is the Way by Ryan Holiday.

Creativity, Inc. tells the story of Pixar's beginnings, how they built their culture and their movies, and provides invaluable advice on management, leadership, and life. And it's told by the man who started it all, the President of Pixar, Ed Catmull. It is a great book, that is a must-read for anyone who likes Pixar, movies, or business. It's for everyone, really.

The Obstacle is the Way is a modern book that takes the lessons of ancient philosophers like Marcus Aurelius and Seneca and applies them to everyday life. It is a capitviating book that teaches you how history's greats and today's leaders have benefited from stoic philosophy. From Ulysses S. Grant to Bill Clinton, some of the most important figures in history have benefited from stoicism, and this book shows you how you can, too.

I devoured these books, underlining important sections, keeping notes, and comparing them to each other.

If you want them, all you have to do is:

Contribute $5 or more to my Inkshares project between now and August 6. That's it. You'll be entered to win these books.

So, please, tell your friends and contribute today! The monetary value of these books is only about $50, but I assure you, they are worth far, far more than that. And for just $5 they could be yours.

Back my book here: "Scolding the Winds"

Love you,