How Tim Ferriss Makes Money (and Other Things)

Two days ago, I saw the following tweet: @tferriss so self-promo by referring to yourself in the third person can work. It’s ironic given the content of this http://su.pr/3BZbFL This was in response to my tweet, which read: Inc. Magazine – Tim Ferriss on the Pitfalls of Personal Branding: http://su.pr/3BZbFL Ironic? Not really. Let me …

How Authors Really Make Money: The Rebirth of Seth Godin and Death of Traditional Publishing

How Authors Really Make Money: The Rebirth of Seth Godin and Death of Traditional Publishing

What do the economics of publishing look like… really? (Photo: thinkpanama) (Special thanks to my agent, Steve Hanselman, and my anonymous sources within the world’s biggest publishing houses) Print is dead! This has become a popular headline, and a great way to get quoted, as Nicholas Negroponte has shown. Iconic author Seth Godin, after 12 …

The Way of the Dodo — How to Sell 10,000 iPad Cases at $60 Each (and Other Lessons Learned)

The Way of the Dodo — How to Sell 10,000 iPad Cases at $60 Each (and Other Lessons Learned)

DODOcase, one of more than 1,000 businesses created in the last six months, has sold more than 10,000 units at $60 each. From today’s New York Times coverage of the Shopify/4-Hour Workweek build-a-business competition that just ended: To encourage early, positive buzz among Apple iPad buyers, Mr. Dalton [of DODOcase] hired street teams via Craigslist …

Do You Really Know Bill Gates? The Myth of Entrepreneur as Risk-Taker

Do You Really Know Bill Gates? The Myth of Entrepreneur as Risk-Taker

Photo: Laughing Squid/Scott Beale Before I had to establish my no-blurb/no-review policy for books due to volume (picture: one day’s mail), I received an e-mail from Rick Smith, the founding CEO of the World 50, one of the most exclusive senior executive networking companies on the planet, with members and contributors like Bono, Francis Ford …