Publishing a Book in 48 Hours Using ChatGPT

Plus, new ChatGPT features

In today’s newsletter:

  1. 📖 Publishing a book in 48 hours using ChatGPT (and what that means for business leaders)

  2. 🤖 OpenAI’s new features with ChatGPT (this is really cool)

  3. 🎤 One prompt you can use at work today

Read time: 5 minutes

1. Publishing a Book in 48 Hours

I write books for busy managers as a side hobby.

I wasn’t planning on writing my next book anytime soon, but during this past weekend, I published a new one.

The idea started out as a joke.

Sam Altman, the CEO of OpenAI (the organization behind ChatGPT) suggested that someone should write a book about doing the opposite of conventional management wisdom.

I joked that I was "On it!" and attached a couple of screenshots from ChatGPT. I then decided to take it seriously.

48 hours later (with the help of ChatGPT) I published the book.

I picked “Inverse Leadership” as a title and covered 6 strategies that help leaders defy conventional management wisdom.

I listed it for $0.99 and decided to donate all profits to a good cause.

Here’s the link on Amazon if you’re interested in checking it out:

What does this mean for leaders?

It used to take me around 3 to 6 months to write a short book. With ChatGPT, it took me only 48 hours. Of course, there are several caveats here, so it’s not a fair apples-to-apples comparison,

But take a second to think about how much this productivity lift can help you in the workplace.

You can potentially publish:

  • White papers

  • Business Proposals

  • Corporate announcements

  • Strategy Papers

  • Statements of Work

  • Team Policies

And much, much more in a fraction of the time that you would have spent without tools like ChatGPT.

The future is exciting.

2. OpenAI’s new features with ChatGPT

It's been a busy week for OpenAI. They released a couple of new features.

The first is that ChatGPT now has speaking, hearing, and most impressively, seeing capabilities.

You can engage with it using your voice and can also send it pictures.

Take a minute and watch this video to see a (mind-blowing) practical application of this:

The second feature is that they released browsing capabilities again (they originally launched browsing in May, but ended up removing that capability).

This means that ChatGPT can now give you up-to-date information that is not limited to its cutoff date of September 2021.

To enable browsing, you’ll need to install the “Browse with Bing” plugin within ChatGPT (as of this writing, it still doesn’t show up for everyone, probably due to a slow rollout).

What does this mean for leaders?

Those two updates are pretty significant and give you some advantages as a leader.

The impact of the seeing/ hearing/ speaking features is still to be determined (this is being released to ChatGPT Plus users over the next couple of weeks), but some practical applications could be on the helpdesk/ support side of things.

For example, leaders can save money on an IT support team if their remote workforce can just take pictures of their home office equipment and troubleshoot directly with ChatGPT.

As for the impact of browsing capabilities, that’s pretty apparent. You can now access the internet for the most recent information, which will help you make more informed and timely decisions.

For example, leaders can use ChatGPT to browse for the latest market trends allowing them to make better strategic decisions, or to stay up to date on the latest developments in regulatory changes and compliance standards.

3. One Prompt You Can Use at Work Today

Here’s a practical ChatGPT Prompt you can use at work:

Help me create a project timeline for a [type of project] project that includes key milestones, deliverables, and deadlines. The project is about [short description of project]

For example,

Help me create a project timeline for a software development project that includes key milestones, deliverables, and deadlines. The project is about developing a tool to help employees enter their time.

If you would like to see more of those prompts, check out my free book called: ChatGPT for Better Business Communication.

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