Episode #036: Chris Brogan, Author, The Freaks Shall Inherit the Earth

Chris BroganWelcome FREAK! That’s right! I’m calling you names. But I mean that in the kindest and most generous way possible. Come on, you listen to podcasts for Pete’s sake. You have to be a little weird, right?

This week we have plenty of firsts. For starters, we welcome our first-ever return guest. Chris Brogan last joined us back in November for episode 21 as we chatted about his previous book The Impact Equation: Are You Making Things Happen or Just Making Noise?

This time around we talk about his new book, due out early next month called, The Freaks Shall Inherit the Earth: Entrepreneurship for Weirdos, Misfits, and World Dominators. See? Now aren’t you glad I included you with the Freaks?

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What’s that? Oh, yes. I promised more firsts.

Let’s see. Um, I actually haven’t read Chris’s new book! That’s right. For the first time, I’m recommending a book to you I haven’t yet read. So, right about now you’re probably saying something like, “What?! Are you mad?!”

You see, there weren’t any review copies available by the time we were to have our conversation, but that’s okay. Not only has Chris visited with us before, but I’ve read nearly all his previous books and, seeing how I’ve followed his blog since around 2008, I think it’s safe to say I can vouch for the man.

In fact, I’m so sure you will love his new book that, if you aren’t fully satisfied, I’ll refund the money you paid for this podcast. That’s right! Now, on with the show!

In today’s episode, Chris shares:

  • His belief that people don’t care about what you know
  • His super secret plans for his own (and his first) Kickstarter campaign
  • His definition of success and how to determine yours
  • Why you should ‘worship’ your obstacles and challenges
  • His favorite recent reads
  • And a whole lot more!


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More from Chris Brogan Himself

Chris Brogan Resources

Visit Chris’s website for more on his book, speaking schedule and other resources.

Click this link to order your own copy of The Freaks Shall Inherit the Earth: Entrepreneurship for Weirdos, Misfits, and World Dominators

Click here if you’d like to check out a complete list of Chris’s books.

Chris is Publisher and CEO of Owner Mag and is head honcho at Human Business Works.

Chris hosts his own podcast called The Owner’s Mind. We encourage you to check it out.

Books and Authors Chris Recommends

Talk Like TED by Carmine Gallo. In fact, two weeks ago, in episode #034, we welcomed Carmine Gallo right here on the ol’ podcast.

The Way of the SEAL: Think Like an Elite Warrior to Lead and Succeed by Mark Divine

Other Authors Referenced

Timothy Ferriss

Connecting with Chris

If you’d like to connect or network with Chris, or let him know your thoughts on today’s episode, consider sending him a tweet. You can reach out to him via @ChrisBrogan on Twitter.

You might also consider clicking the link below and tweeting it. I’ll notice it, thank you and tell my followers how wonderful you are. And Chris just might too.

Click to tweet: “Success doesn’t necessarily mean more money. Success means being able to say ‘no.’” @ChrisBrogan via http://readtoleadpodcast.com/036

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