Lucas Carlson

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Lucas Carlson is a bestselling novelist. He takes his first-hand experiences as an entrepreneur and computer programmer, and turns them into thrillers that pack a punch and are hard to put down.

His writing has often been compared to Michael Crichton, Joseph Finder, Harlan Coben and Blake Crouch. They deal with technology and business themes and how they affect society.

Carlson lives in San Diego with his family.

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Lucas Carlson I started out by writing computer programming books, but now I am focusing on entrepreneurial non-fiction and fiction. My first novel will be coming…moreI started out by writing computer programming books, but now I am focusing on entrepreneurial non-fiction and fiction. My first novel will be coming out this year and I have another one in my head to follow it with.(less)
Lucas Carlson Absolutely, I'm finishing one up right now called Big Data that will be released Summer 2016. Continues with the same bad guy as The Term Sheet, but a…moreAbsolutely, I'm finishing one up right now called Big Data that will be released Summer 2016. Continues with the same bad guy as The Term Sheet, but a new entrepreneur.(less)
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Podcast 38: Eliot Peper on Life’s Unexpected Paths

Life unfolds in unexpected ways. Eliot Peper has been a frequent guest, and at times, even a co-host of the show. We’ve followed his story since his first novel came out.



First Novel Interview – Jun 18, 2014
Second Novel Interview – Dec 3, 2014
Third Novel Interview – Jul 29, 2015

And today, Eliot’s 8th book has been released: Bandwidth


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“Stephen King once said every novel is just a long form letter to one person. The Term Sheet was secretly conceived as nothing more than my letter of gratitude to you. Any other woman would (and should) have left me long ago for all the crazy, half-baked, idiotic, ill-conceived silly things I have put you through. And yet without your love and support, none of this would have been possible.”
Lucas Carlson, The Term Sheet

“In expert tennis, 80% of the points are won, while in amateur tennis, 80% are lost. The same is true for wrestling, chess, and investing: Beginners should focus on avoiding mistakes, experts on making great moves.” Erik Falkenstein”
Lucas Carlson, Finding Success in Failure: True Confessions From 10 Years of Startup Mistakes

“If you put junk in, you’re going to get junk out; but if you find inspiration, you’re going to come up with things that you would never think of otherwise. Your lungs breathe even when you don’t think about it. Your heart pumps without your help. Your brain is working on ideas and solutions even when you don’t realize it.”
Lucas Carlson, Finding Success in Failure: True Confessions From 10 Years of Startup Mistakes

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“Remember, the Muse favors working stiffs. She hates prima donnas. To the gods the supreme sin is not rape or murder, but pride.”
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