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

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Turning passion into business while still being as weirdas you want

Bestselling author and successful entrepreneur Chris Brogan hascreated a real-world business playbook for everyone out there whosimply doesn't fit in. In recent years, the business world haschanged dramatically, and there have never been more opportunitiesfor the freaks, weirdos, and misfits among us who are unwilling toconform to traditional business structures and career paths.Disruption has become the norm in...

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Overview

Turning passion into business while still being as weirdas you want

Bestselling author and successful entrepreneur Chris Brogan hascreated a real-world business playbook for everyone out there whosimply doesn't fit in. In recent years, the business world haschanged dramatically, and there have never been more opportunitiesfor the freaks, weirdos, and misfits among us who are unwilling toconform to traditional business structures and career paths.Disruption has become the norm in business. But this doesn't alwaysmean massive and world-changing disruption. Sometimes, it justmeans that the world is a bit more open to conducting business theway you'd prefer to do it these days. The Freaks Shall Inheritthe Earth turns conventional business wisdom upside down andshows the freaks among us exactly how to make their entrepreneurialdreams a reality.

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

With a straightforward approach and inspirational examples,The Freaks Shall Inherit the Earth pushes readers to takethe plunge into entrepreneurship and explains how to truly enjoythe adventure, even if the first attempts fail. The book alsooffers insights and ideas for Employeepreneurs, the people whoprefer to focus their creative and innovative abilities on makingtheir employers the best they can be.

Even though freaks, by definition, think outside of the box, theauthor points out that entrepreneurial success still depends, to alarge degree, on establishing the proper structure for your ventureand committing to a system of work that will ensure consistentproductivity. This book helps you understand how to build the rightstructure to fit your personality and your business model, and alsooffers specific insight on how to market your business and toleverage the power of communities of like-minded freaks.

The Freaks Shall Inherit the Earth takes readers from apromising idea to a functional business venture, all withoutcompromising the unique mindset and personal values that make you afreak in the first place.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118800553
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 4/28/2014
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 251,984
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Chris Brogan is Publisher and CEO of OwnerMagazine, a business magazine helping you improve your worth bygrowing your capabilities and connections. He is a sought-afterkeynote speaker who has addressed crowds of thousands, been on theDr. Phil show, and once presented to a princess. Chris hasconsulted with companies you know like Disney, Microsoft, Coke,Titleist, Pepsico, Google, Motorola, and many more.

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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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