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I write regularly on both design and marketing. In order to get introduced to my content, it's best that you pick one and go from there. Do you want to design better software or websites? Or build audiences and sell products?

Recent Articles

What happens when you break a 600+ day chain?

“Oh, you’re the guy who writes a thousand words a day!” It’s often hard to make a connection between that blog post you read months ago and the author who is standing in the same conversation circle at a conference. Once people made the connection I was often referred to as the “thousand word guy.” […]

NB 003 — Profiting from teaching with Sean McCabe

Today I’ve got my absolute favorite product creation and launch story to share with you! Sean McCabe started as a web design consultant, then built up a following for his true passion: hand lettering. He then started teaching and grew a massive email list and then launched a training product. He shares the story and […]

NB 002 — Email Marketing With Guests James Clear, Brennan Dunn, And Corbett Barr

Few things have paid off better in my business than a focus on email marketing. In building my list up to 18,000+ subscribers I’ve learned that email is the most profitable marketing channel around. Easily beating out Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube. To learn more about email marketing I brought on three of my good friends: […]

NB 001 — On Productivity

In January 2013 I wrote a series of goals for the year. One of them was “launch a podcast.” How does a goal like that take 18 months to be realized? Well, first I created all kinds of reasons that a podcast was much harder than it actually needed to be. Finally after recording episodes […]

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My Books

I wrote two books on design that have received rave reviews. The first, The App Design Handbook, focuses on creating iPhone and iPad apps that are a joy to use.

In the second book, Designing Web Applications, I take the same design principles and apply them to design elegant software-as-a-service web applications.

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