High Level Feedback

Paul McGregor Public Seen by 22

Hey peeps, I thought I would start a thread where you can share high-level feedback.

Share away!


Paul McGregor Fri 11 May 2018

Howdy Rich,

I just finished reading the book yesterday.

I loved reading it and took a lot away to muse over. I scribbled notes as I went along, so I've just attached a pdf of them. If anything I've written leaves you going "Eh?" then let me know!

My main feedback was:
* The overall content is ace and brings together many disparate threads quite successfully.
* I would have loved more stories. (Perhaps this was because the last book I read was Made to Stick by the Heath Brothers, and that book was packed with story after story.)
* I felt lost when reading - as in, I didn't understand where I was in the overall arc of the book. There were few pointers about where I was in the book and where we were going, and few links between chapters.
* I'm wondering if you also want to touch on HOW one might START implementing these patterns in a workplace that has a negative or non-explicit culture. If I'm in a workplace where we just don't do this talking about culture stuff, or where change scares the pants off everybody, where might I start and how might I navigate that? Now, that might be the topic of several additional books - I don't know!

Thank you for writing this Rich!



Richard D. Bartlett Fri 11 May 2018

awesome thanks Paul -- I don't see the pdf though?


Richard D. Bartlett Fri 11 May 2018

@paulmcgregor this is very helpful feedback. I wonder if I might address all your main points by interviewing you and including the story in a chapter of case studies? You might need to be anonymised in the process though...


Richard D. Bartlett Fri 11 May 2018

FYI I've now corrected all the grammatical errors you caught. The latest version will be up on Leanpub.com


Danyl Strype Mon 1 Oct 2018

Just to clarify @richarddbartlett , it's necessary to pay on LeanPub to get access to the draft and give feedback, yes? Not that I begrudge you $5, just wanting to make sure I understand correctly ;) BTW I just gave you some promotion on the fediverse:


Richard D. Bartlett Mon 1 Oct 2018

That's correct. Though I plan to add a note at some stage to contact me if price is a barrier, happy to share for free.


Danyl Strype Wed 3 Oct 2018

Cool, thanks for the confirmation. I read your piece on your experiments
with Patreon, Medium, and Leanpub, on the P2PF blog. Certainly some food
for thought (see my comment there).

For me, a major motivator for wanting to see everything on the net stay
gratis has always been the desire not to exclude people who lack the
ability to pay. I still think this makes sense for large-scale peer
production commons like free code software, Wikipedia or OpenStreetMap.
But I like the idea of a semi-permeable paywall on things that are
created by one person, or a small group, where people have to actually
make contact to get gratis access. That way the creator gets either
funds or feedback, not just freeriding. I'm intrigued :)


Paul Lindner Sun 20 Oct 2019

Is this project still active? Or did this work get included in "Better Work Together"?


Richard D. Bartlett Fri 15 Nov 2019

Thanks for the prompt @Paul McGregor -- I've written a proper update here