About the Project
The Self Starter’s Guide series is an experiment in education and digital publishing. The aim for the titles in this series is to create high-quality platforms of useful and focused content, combining the best features of books (information-rich, lightweight and portable), videos (engaging, visual), lessons (instructive, well-paced), and websites (public, adaptable, current).
We’re launching with titles on two particularly fascinating topics, highly relevant for anyone looking to achieve success in career and creative paths alike (here’s to hoping the two paths converge!):
The Self Starter’s Guide to Multimedia Storytelling is about the intersection of communication, creativity, technology, and narrative. It explores the immense variety of mediums, tools, and strategies available to anyone wishing to craft a precise, beautiful, effective message.
The Self Starter’s Guide to Designing Your Education is about taking learning into your own hands, defining your goals, and moving forward on a self-designed learning path. It will cover mapping this path and setting forth on a trajectory for lifelong learning.
This content designed for those who are motivated, and have the initiative to learn on their own, but who could be more effective with an introduction to the basics and guidance along the way. The goal isn’t to cover all possible material, but to develop higher-level skills and frameworks and inspire further research and applied learning along the way.
Please visit the individual pages for each of these titles to learn more, and sign up for our mailing list to receive updates. Both books will be developed iteratively, with plans for a full launch in 2014—starting with whichever of the two generates greatest initial interest.