The Freaks Shall Inherit the Earth

The Freaks Shall Inherit the Earth : Entrepreneurship for Weirdos, Misfits, and World Dominators

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Do you ever wonder where you fit in? Do you sometimes get that feeling that you have something much bigger to offer the universe, but then it fills you with fear and anxiety, so you think maybe I ll just pay it safe? But what is safe? The factory job? The cubicle job? Factories all over have been converted to open spaces for startups. Skyscrapers have entire floors open for lease because the same as everyone else class of jobs have dried up. Many of us were raised to seek out a job that required us to fit in, to conform, to adapt until we fit the mold. The Freaks Shall Inherit The Earth is a guide for the kind of person who wouldn t normally pick up a business book. The personal business revolution is upon us. Here s your recipe book for starting your revolutionary business, including some of what you will learn: * How to be as weird as you want while providing a viable business structure to support it * What most people are missing from the basic frameworks of doing business * How to turn passions into businesses * How to build out the Digital Channel * What Kickstarter and Square mean for the future of business) Take the plunge. Learn to fail and then win.
Dare to do something that everyone else doesn t. The Freaks Shall Inherit the Earth will help. Bestselling author and successful entrepreneur Chris Brogan explains step-by-step how to build your business from the ground up, all without compromising the unique mindset and personal values that make you a freak in the first place.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 208 pages
  • 173 x 239 x 20mm | 400g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 1118800559
  • 9781118800553
  • 281,040

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Praise for The Freaks Shall Inherit the Earth

This book is pure Brogan. Helpful, excited, practical and willing to challenge both the status quo and our deepest fears.
--Seth Godin, author of We Are All Weird

I wouldn't have called myself a freak, but I see where Chris is going with this. Freaks unite! I'm one of you.
--Steven Pressfield, author of The War of Art

Chris' madman enthusiasm for the newfangled art-life-business blur screams and punches right out of these pages, which read like a manifesto for a new class of weirdo makers.
--Amanda Palmer, Piano and Ukulele Slayer

Chris's Freaks book is about being who you really are and the systems it takes to make that a success. If you're happy not fitting in but want a big future, this is your book.
--Anthony Robbins, entrepreneur, author, and Peak Performance Strategist

Chris Brogan not only wrote the exact book I wanted to read, he wrote the book I wanted to write. But he did it better justice than I could've. Now, the freaks really will inherit the earth.
--James Altucher, author of Choose Yourself!
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Turning passion into business while still being as weird as you want

Bestselling author and successful entrepreneur Chris Brogan has created a real-world business playbook for everyone out there who simply doesn't fit in. In recent years, the business world has changed dramatically, and there have never been more opportunities for the freaks, weirdos, and misfits among us who are unwilling to conform to traditional business structures and career paths. Disruption has become the norm in business. But this doesn't always mean massive and world-changing disruption. Sometimes, it just means that the world is a bit more open to conducting business the way you'd prefer to do it these days. The Freaks Shall Inherit the Earth turns conventional business wisdom upside down and shows the freaks among us exactly how to make their entrepreneurial dreams a reality.

Are you a freak? This books help you to answer that question and to embrace the fact that you think differently from most business professionals. Chris Brogan explains how to harness the power of thinking differently to overcome your fears of entrepreneurship, establish a structured vision for your venture, and begin your journey toward making your business dreams come true.

With a straightforward approach and inspirational examples, The Freaks Shall Inherit the Earth pushes readers to take the plunge into entrepreneurship and explains how to truly enjoy the adventure, even if the first attempts fail. The book also offers insights and ideas for Employeepreneurs, the people who prefer to focus their creative and innovative abilities on making their employers the best they can be.

Even though freaks, by definition, think outside of the box, the author points out that entrepreneurial success still depends, to a large degree, on establishing the proper structure for your venture and committing to a system of work that will ensure consistent productivity. This book helps you understand how to build the right structure to fit your personality and your business model, and also offers specific insight on how to market your business and to leverage the power of communities of like-minded freaks.

The Freaks Shall Inherit the Earth takes readers from a promising idea to a functional business venture, all without compromising the unique mindset and personal values that make you a freak in the first place.
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Table of contents

Preface ix 1 Business New and Old and New Again 1 2 The Wild Colors and the Solid Spine 13 3 Choose Your Own Adventure: Defining Success 25 4 Skill Building for Your Business Goals 35 5 Fall in Love with Not Knowing 51 6 Structure a Framework for Your Days 65 7 Are You an Employeepreneur? 77 8 Create Systems That Work for You 87 9 Are You a Solo or Small Business Owner? 99 10 Fall in Love with Not Knowing, Redux 113 11 Worship Obstacles and Challenges 129 12 Build Your Own Media Empire 139 13 Connect with Your Freaks 153 14 Own Everything 163 15 When It All Goes Wrong 175 16 Take Action! Fight Crime! Save the World! 183 Index 189
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As business books go, it is hard to find anything that comes close to this in both style and feel-good factor, and it is well worth picking up. (Talk Business, August 2014) A good, practical introductory business book, with guidance for life in general as well (The Gateway, November 2014)
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About Chris Brogan

Chris Brogan is Publisher and CEO of Owner Magazine, a business magazine helping you improve your worth by growing your capabilities and connections. He is a sought-after keynote speaker who has addressed crowds of thousands, been on the Dr. Phil show, and once presented to a princess. Chris has consulted with companies you know like Disney, Microsoft, Coke, Titleist, Pepsico, Google, Motorola, and many more.
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