Merry Christmas. Here is the seventh best thing I learned in 2012:
Writer’s Lock – Angel investor Scott Belsky wrote: “The project plateau is littered with the carcasses of dead ideas that never happened… and that is why there are more half-written novels in the world than there are novels.” Three bestsellers allowed Random House to spread holiday cheer this year by awarding $5,000 bonuses to all 5,343 employees. I didn’t read the books, but a lot of people did. The publisher made $163 million on the efforts of E.L. James, who has 59-million reasons to be glad she had the discipline to complete the “Fifty Shades” trilogy.