I held a copy of Engaging Emergence: Turning Upheaval into Opportunity for the first time today, Friday the 13th of August, at 11:16am. The event was foreshadowed by an email forwarded by a friend telling her that Amazon.com would be shipping her copy earlier than anticipated. So I knew the book would reach me soon.
With the product of more than a year’s work in my hands, I found myself saying over and over, “it’s a book”. As with any birth, I sensed that my life was about to change.
At the same time, I was aware of something missing. The readers. And more than readers, the people who want to engage with the ideas in the book. If my life changes, it is because of the response the book evokes.
And so, while I’ve reached a milestone, the next one looms large: the moment when others receive their copies, read them, and respond.