He came up with some really interesting conclusions. What floored me was the information was still relevant to today but was written in December of 2002. He interviewed people (yes, anyone can do this) and asked them how they tackled this query and came up with some interesting precepts. Further reading (as the entire 3 artcle deal was extracted from his book) showed that, like so many of us, he'd tried many things, coming up with more and more solutions to existing problems in his own life.
Writing was something he had always been told he was not good at. After attempting a self-directed effort, he discovered this to be true. Apparently, though, he worked further at it and now has a book. You too can get to that point, but... you have to want it. Dont just say you want it. Do something about it. Pro-create.