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Apr 20, 2019

Amazon’s Director of Sales & Marketing for Kindle eReaders & Fire Tablets

Interview starts at 15:36 and ends at 46:17

“We find that customers--whether it’s our entry Kindle, our Paperwhite, our Oasis program--you can find voracious readers on any of those devices, reading many, many books a month and really...


Apr 13, 2019

Vice President and Principal Analyst, Forrester Research

Interview starts at 12:02 and ends at 52:12

“We used Future Fitness to describe this concept, because we wanted to make it clear that it is not measuring a fixed attribute. This is not a personality trait. In fact, we avoid the word ‘trait’ deliberately,...


Apr 6, 2019

Author of the Legends of the First Empire and Riyria series

Interview starts at 10:01 and ends at 43:57

On writing fantasy: “The world should just build in the background. You should get to know it by experience, not by having to be told in page after page and getting a whole world history, because that’s boring....


Mar 30, 2019

Founder and CEO of IMDb

Interview starts at 14:54 and ends at 52:50

“In 1990, if you’d have said to me ‘You know the service that you’ve just launched, one day you’ll be able to interact with that by voice with a device that’s this big in your kitchen.’ I’d be like, ‘Really?’ Now it’s kind of...


Mar 23, 2019

Author of Keep Going: 10 Ways to Stay Creative in Good Times and Bad

“When I first started out, if you had told me that my books were going to be shelved in Self Help, I would never have believed you. And when I first got started I had no idea there was such a thing as an illustrated gift book. I just didn’t know...