Unless you’ve been sleeping under a rock all this while, you probably heard of the term “growth hacking” bandied about in start-up circles.
Billion dollar “unicorn” companies like Facebook, Airbnb, Uber, Dropbox and Instagram have growth-hacked their way into billions of dollars of investor value.
Do you wish to start your own business one day? Or work from the comfort of your own home?
I’m sure that many of you do. Beyond the flexibility of being your own boss, doing so may also protect you from the vagaries of the economy.
“The only thing worse than being talked about is not being talked about.” – Oscar Wilde
Being talked about is the holy grail for content marketers in today’s attention starved age. You need to produce articles, infographics, videos and social media posts which are not only searchable but shareable.
“I’ve had it with this crap! I want to start my dream business.”
Sounds familiar? Chances are that almost every one of us would have gone through that stage in life.
Chris Brogan (above) is a freak. And a very successful one too.
Author of numerous bestselling books on social media and influencer marketing, including The Impact Equation, Chris has consulted with huge companies like Disney, Microsoft, Coke and Google, and is the publisher of Owner Magazine. He has also sold multi-million dollar companies, and amassed huge followings on social networks like Facebook, Twitter and Google Plus.
The year was 2002. James Altucher was going to die.
The financial markets had crashed. The Internet had crashed. His family left him. And he had millions in debt.
How do we escape the 9-5 shackles of corporate drudgery to build a life of adventure, meaning and purpose? Can we do this with $100 (or less) in our pocket?
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Have you heard the story of the frog in a boiling pot?
Well, if you drop a live frog into a boiling pot of water, it would immediately leap out and save its life. If, however, our webbed protagonist sits comfortably in a pot of room temperature water which is slowly heated up, it would be slowly boiled to death.
Frog legs, anyone?