Big news: I joined Book In A Box as Head of Ambassador Relations.
I have not had a regular job for the past 8 years. Why now, and why Book In A Box?
Book In A Box helps people get their ideas out of their head and into a book, without having to go through the pain of sitting down and writing it. It’s a much more conversation based process, with a lot of assistance in what to say, to whom and how to say it, so the final product can help the authors with their goals.
This concept of acting as “interpreters” between people with something valuable to say or offer, and those that need to hear it, is an idea I predict will change how we do most things in a world where everyone is fighting for attention.
For those that know me very, very well, know that I’ve been working and experimenting with this same concept myself for the past couple of years, and the option of joining a ship that’s already successful with it sounded like a great opportunity to learn more about it.
2. People and Culture
Zach Obront is one of my closest friends (and my new boss), and we were roommates when he and Tucker Max were starting Book In A Box. For the past two years, Zach and I talked about the company, the focus the put in getting the culture right, the lessons he was learning in his leader role, and more. They took culture so seriously that they created an open document with all the culture values and principles that I recommend anyone to read.
Side note: it’s been incredible to watch Zach’s growth since we met in 2013. I’m proud to work with him and learn from him every day.
The idea of working with Zach every day was fun and challenging by itself, but I also knew that the team I was going to join was also going to be exceptional. In the past few days I got to know some of my new colleagues, and every one of them have been IMPRESSIVE. We’re talking serious ass-kicking talents, and I’m excited to rise to the challenge of kicking ass like they do.
There aren’t many positions out there where I can tap into my entrepreneurial mindset, my passion for understanding how people leverage their networks, my experience in sales and communication, and my logistics/system thinking process, all at the same time.
But this position is exactly that.
Ambassadors have been the main source of authors coming to Book In A Box, and my responsibility is to make it easier than ever for Ambassadors to leverage their networks and discover new potential authors. It’s truly the perfect fit.
Not much else to say… You can now find me either in Austin or Buenos Aires, working hard to help people unleash their ideas into the world.
PS: For the Latam people that are reading this and are wondering what will happen to “Escuela de Nuevos Aliados”, the answer is: great things. More people are going to be joining Juan Chadarevian and me to keep growing and improving the community. I will double my investment in the company, and I will focus my efforts on the strategy and key deliverables to our members. We will become the most productive network of professional allies of Latin America 🙂