• by William Mougayar
    Venture advisor, 4x entrepreneur, marketer & strategist. I live in Toronto, curate a lot, blog a bit, and help startups.

Launching Two New Books on Kickstarter: The Business Blockchain and Centerless

Screen Shot 2016-01-25 at 11.10.56 PMToday, I’m making a symbolic stop at the Kickstarter Headquarters in Brooklyn, New York to launch my 2 upcoming books as a Kickstarter campaign.

These book ideas have been percolating in my head over the past several months, and I have finally put the final details and structure behind them to the point that I can announce them.

Here’s me at the Kickstarter office, after slugging through some Brooklyn snow.

There is a reason why I am splitting this work into two books, and not just one. The first book is focused on the Blockchain specifically and its use cases, and I feel there’s a need to get that book out asap, in April 2016. I have already written about 70% of that book, and the rest will be finished in the next 6 weeks. Decentralization is a bigger topic. It is one of the outcomes of blockchain-enabled implementations, and it deserves a longer treatment. I’m coining this new term, Centerless to emphasize the emerging trend of decentralization.

The main benefits of supporting this campaign is that you’ll be the early recipients of these books at lower prices (Amazon’s prices are expected to be 50% higher), while helping me to produce them with the highest possible quality.

I’m not going to repeat what I’m laying out in the Kickstarter campaign, but if you’d like to learn more and support my work, please head over the campaign page and pledge any amount you feel comfortable with. For large companies, I would recommend the quantity option (50 or 100). That way, you’ll be able to educate your organization accordingly.

Thank you for your support, and I look forward to delivering these 2 books to you.

Here is the campaign link.

  1. Guest

    I don’t understand why you need funds. You have a laptop, what else is needed to write?

    Just put in time around work just like Stephen King did before he got publisher backing and millions of dollars in success

  2. William Mougayar

    It seems you don’t understand Kickstarter or why creators do this. Several reasons:
    – it helps to fund the production costs
    – allows me to connect with those interested in my work
    – gives a measure of market interest for these books
    – keeps money away from traditional publishers

    Thank you
    Support my book campaign on Kickstarter:

  3. Paul Sullivan

    Count me in William! I look forward to both books.

  4. William Mougayar

    thanks Paul. you’re in!

  5. ZekeV

    William, you are the rare social media character that does not seek conflict, and I admire you for that. You could easily hype your authorial career by picking a fight with those who disagree with you, but I’ve never seen you take that approach. I’m likely to disagree with your views in these books, but will try to find a used copy 😉 to read anyway.

  6. William Mougayar

    haha…how do you know we’ll disagree 🙂
    It will be more about the blockchain, and less about bitcoin (i recall we might have disagreed on bitcoin specifically)

    I have been quite vocal regarding the banks, despite my working with some of them. I don’t typically like to hype anything; it’s just my nature.