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

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

  • Title: The Freaks Shall Inherit the Earth: Entrepreneurship for Weirdos, Misfits, and World Dominators
  • Author: Chris Brogan
  • ISBN: 9781118800553
  • Page: 160
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 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 foDo 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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    1. Before I start I would point out that even though I've read this I have no intention of starting my own business (sounds like far too much hard work) but I am interested in how to make sure my inner and outer geek survives the 'joys' of the business world (luckily as an ecologist this is easier than in many other professions). Having said that I really did enjoy reading this book as it gave some interesting insights into how the business brains of the world, both conventional and otherwise, work [...]

    2. "The Freaks" by Chris Brogan was a treat. A book aimed primarily at the "on-the-fence" entrepreneur, it still held some nice gems, and reminders for more seasoned business people. Though I'd recommend it primarily for an intro audience.Throughout the book I'd say the tone was one of a pragmatic cheerleader. He's encouraging in having you look at the possibilities before you in business, but it is tempered with some sensible caveats. As an entrepreneur I found it refreshing that he avoided the so [...]

    3. Like some, I've sporadically followed Chris's writings online for some time. When "The Freaks Shall Inherit the Earth" was recently dropped as a recommended title on one of the many writing-related podcasts I listen to, I knew it was due time for me to devote more than a few spare minutes to what Chris has to say. I'm glad I did. After reading the summary of the book on , I already felt like Chris was talking directly to me, one freak to another. After poring through the book and digitally highl [...]

    4. This is a nice take on the traditional motivational 'you can do it' entrepreneurship book. I think that it is relevant to anyone who wants to do better with their life overall. While I do not intend to start my own business it did help clarify how to go about making things in my life better for me. How to organize my thoughts and goals to make sure that I am accomplishing what I want to and to in general help build a path to better.

    5. This is a great business book that makes me feel much better about being a 'Freak'I would definitely recommend this book to anyone that is thinking of creating their own business or is already an entrepreneur.

    6. We need more books like this one.Chris Brogan dives into the initial idea for those of us who aren't like others, ie: the freaks. Freaks don't fit in. Freaks hate the status quo. Freaks lose money, gain money, lose and gain again each time learning new things and becoming stronger. Freaks hate the 9-5 routine of working for the man. Freaks dare to be different.But freaks like ourselves need help. Enter this book. Some might think that a lot of the things in this book are common sense (have a sys [...]

    7. This book was referred to me by a real scholar of a man, a man's man, a man that climbs mountains and sleeps in tents and grows beards. I am honestly not super interested in business. There is far too much I don't understand, and I really just want to write books and have people buy them and tell me how wonderful and life changing my words were. But I realize like anything, the selling and marketing of books is a business. So, I was able to read this book with that in mind, the notion that I cou [...]

    8. Loved the book. Definitely got me thinking about entrepreneurship and taking more action in what I'm doing.

    9. As a new business owner who had been working full time while building my business I found this book to be very helpful.I plan to implement a lot in the book, in hopes that it will help me to become successful

    10. I really enjoyed this book. It's full of actionable advice which is exactly what I hope for when I buy a book for business. I've got a book full of marked pages so now it's time to take action.

    11. Did you know that even if you have dreadlocks, and you love rainbow brite, and you decorate your apartment with dried up lizards from Chinatown, you may still start a business and succeed?Well if you already knew that, go get another business book, because beyond making that point this one is completely generic and not very good as a generic business book--each subject is short, flippant, and not very informative. The common problem of trying to cover everything and thus not addressing any indiv [...]

    12. Like other authors in this genre (Seth Godin, Chris Guillebeau, etc) Chris Brogan gives you many reasons why you should embrace your inner geek, be an entrepreneur, and ditch the corporate world. It's a feel good book for people that feel out of place in their current work situation and looking for confidence to strike off on their own. In that, the book succeeds. However, I'm left feeling a bit underwhelmed and thinking that other authors have done a better job offering more in the way of How-T [...]

    13. Chris is a master when it comes to entrepreneurship. Being self-employed and a having a lot of online business clout and experience he offers advice for the new business person (or those of us who want a slight shift in approach) on how to take your unique talents and roll them into a thriving business, online or offline. Chris is the real deal and I suggest you also sign up for his newsletter that comes out every Sunday. We'll worth the read! Sign Up for Chris' Newsletter

    14. DNF REVIEWI was really excited to read this book because the concept sounded totally my thing – it's a "how to" for entrepreneurs who want to do things in their own way. I thought this short book would be a quick yet informative read. Unfortunately, it was slow and difficult to get into due to the plethora of headings every few paragraphs. There were typos beginning on page two, and the book felt very unedited overall. I did enjoy how the author included links to online material, but I just co [...]

    15. Chris Reveals Just About EverythingI suggest reading this book first before you ever ask Chris Brogan (or anyone else for that matter) about how to be successful. Cuz it's all in here. Almost every question is addressed. about every angle. There are even parts in this book where he says you can skip. Don't! Read it all. Take notesAnd you'll know what it takes to succeed even if or especially if you're a freak.

    16. Being someone usually outside the mainstream, I snapped this book up almost purely based on the clever title. I certainly won't be making that mistake again.It's got almost no relevance to weirdos and misfits. It's far too author-specific and step-by-step and most importantly its just boring and hard to get through. It's important that this new trend popularizing geekyness/nerdyness is written about, but you won't find much about it here.

    17. I thoroughly enjoyed this book because the core message is : do your work. Define what success means to you and create the structure you need in your life to make things happen. Be an owner. This book is practical and straightforward. The author has lived what he's writing about. This is definitely my favorite of all of Chris brogan's books. I love how you can see his personal evolution across his body of work.

    18. I have taken Chris' online courses, and follow his writing. All of which I have found helpful in setting the foundation for my business over the past 2 years. This book, however, seemed like it was for the totally new business owner or those thinking about starting their own business. Very basic but good advice. Not that helpful for me. I didn't highlight many things. Just my experience.

    19. Look, this book is probably better than I feel like it was. I just got excited because I thought it was going to be 'freakier'. Seriously, I did. I thought it would be more out of the ordinary and instead I got what was a bit of a cookie cutter self development book. Not that there's anything wrong with that, it's just not what I was expecting.

    20. I won this book in the first reads giveaway. I thought it was a great book with lots of great advice on how to be successful. For anyone who is thinking about opening their own business or wanting some great tips on how to become successful in the not ordinary ways would definitely benefit from this book.

    21. Down to earth, easy, actionable life and business advice Maybe someone could read this book and say, "well duh!" But that would be the same person that hasn't done or won't do anything this book suggests. Chris seems to have a good heart and definitely has a relatable tone to his writing. I enjoyed this and look forward to reading more by him in the future.

    22. The Freaks Shall Inherit the Earth 3/5Embrace who you are and use it in your businessIf you’re a freak, you can conquer the business world by setting clear goals, sticking to them and finding the right people to help you along the way. So don’t be afraid to be different, and be sure to embrace failure as a learning opportunity! Take action now instead of waiting for the right moment.

    23. Mostly for the beginner entrepreneur, but with some good tips. A focus on being weird but also running a business. Action over just talking. Business models over hobbies. Good chapter on creating systems and processes, which authors often struggle with ! Best quote. "Above all else, serve your buyer."

    24. I have given this five stars not because it is a good read but because it is an excellent coaching package. It is practical, grounded, encouraging and it regularly challenges you to step away from the book and make something happen. #proudfreak

    25. This book's main goal is to give its readers permission to act on their ideas, outside of the usual corporate channels. That's cool and all, but I don't think it really needed an entire book to be said

    26. One of Chris's best books. I highlighted the step by steps then wrote them down. He gives the counsel that others have but with actual realistic suggestions. I recommend that people who want to step it up without feeling as if they will be overwhelmed read it asap.

    27. A quick read, with equal parts inspiration and practicality. Even if you already practice some of what he preaches, this book is a good tune-up, and Chris Brogan doesn't let you off the hook. Make continuous changes in order to get better. Even small ones will help, if done right.

    28. Another terrific and motivational offering from Chris Brogan. As always, it stands apart from the inspiration and theory offered by similar books, providing engaging ideas and concrete next steps. Bound to be a launching pad for many great new projects by the people who read it.

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