An E-Book entirely crowd created. We are looking for you toContribute

Calling all Designers, Founders and Developers

No, we don't need a new social-network app, api or server side request. We don't need any pixels designed or PHP injected. We need your stories. We are looking for over 100 short tales about how you started your career or launched your product with others. These could be featured in the upcoming ebook, "It's Creative and Works".

Choose a Book Section to get started.The Interview questions will be somewhat
different in every section (choose wisely).

In today's world do one-man teams actually work? Some say that they might even work better, but when is a one man team costing you your idea's virility.

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The fundamentals of growing a product or a service ultimately means growing a team. Finding co-founders that are smarter than you means convincing them that you're on to something and overcoming the biases and defensive conversations.

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Stop banking on product launch directories and mass emails. Learn to harness the power of the "word of mouth" as we dive into the lengthy debate on what converts best online.

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A unicorn person is said to be a person that both designs and codes. They are said to make the big bucks and have been a creature like person that only exists in your dreams. However, are they that rare and how many of us actually can do both, and both well.

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What details are we looking for:
We are looking for how designers work with developers and how developers work with designers - there is a symbolic nature in this relationship and we are fascinated by it. We want to hear about the things you screwed up on or the things that maybe you wished you handled differently. We want insights on the tools you use and what you found worked best when you launched your product or service.
Directions:
Choose a book section that resonates best with you (see arrow). This will start the interview process and will open to a new page. There will be a series of questions pertaining to this topic. Answer only the questions that you see pertain to your career, product or situation. You don't have to submit to just one section, either. You can submit as many pieces as you want, but remember time is money and we don't want you to give away all of your secrets (or maybe we do).

What is in it for me

This opportunity will not be paid. Your piece (may) become published and you will not receive royalties. This is an unpaid solicitation (simply because we can't afford it). In return you will receive a digital edition of the book for free (of course) and your name, company's name and a link of your choosing in both the virtual landing page (website) and inside the book (twice - before your story and in the credits in the back of the book).

More Hints on creating a successful interview

Not all interviews will be chosen for the book. In order for your piece to secure a position we looking for the following attributes.

Things you can mention

Launch Days and building Products

Starting New Projects and collaborating within your network

Quitting your Day Job

Things on your white board or topics your talk about through Google Hangout

When Your Market Tanks, or Grows

Design first, develop later techniques.

Develop first, design later techniques.

Where you found your co-founder and how those first talks occurred.

Project Fails - (Big topic here)

Co-founding a small, indie product verses a large VC backed enterprise. 

How you kept the co-founder relationship intact for the long haul.

What school didn't teach you

Your first customers

Technical verses non-technical co-founders

Things to Stay Away From

VC Funding - you can touch on this, but don't go into detail (unless it’s
a huge part of your story)

Specific financial and technical numbers - best tip, round up or down (we don't care if 566,364 people
precisely paid for your services)

Client bashing - no names

People Bashing - No Names

Overly bragging

Lines like, "The world is ending and we are all going to die" - don't be so depressing.

Lies - you can expand the truth but please be as honest as possible. 

Fighting for payment later. This is entirely voluntary, and there is a small chance that your piece might not be chosen for the book. In addition, we can not afford compensation you - this is an experiment to better the industry. You agree that by submitting your piece, you do so knowing the requirements and because you want to give back to your industry. You cannot come back and sue us later. We also agree that we will not make structural changes to your entry besides as-needed proof-reading and spelling changes.