Technology, the internet and digital platforms have brought a new kind of businessperson into the world. People who are doing things their own unique way and often times outside the norm. Business owners who understand that in today’s world, success for many is all about being themselves, providing an exemplary level of customer experience and connecting with clients.
In his new book, “The Freaks Shall Inherit the Earth- Entrepreneurship for ‘Weirdos, ‘Misfits, and ‘World “Dominators”, my friend, Chris Brogan, affectionately refers to these new world business people as freaks. After reading his outstanding book twice (so far), I now have a better understanding about how I have gone about the practice of law over the last 3 decades. I’m proud to call myself a legal freak and who knows, with a bit of self-reflection, you just might find out that you’re a bit of a business freak too!
One of things that jumped out at me in Chris’ new book is how important he believes it is for freaks to learn how to communicate “succinctly, with positive word choices, and with more actionable results in mind.” Since this blog is all about communication, you will not be surprised to learn that I agree 100%.
Having said that, communication is a two-way street and I think it’s equally important for people to learn how to communicate with all the wonderful freaks out there. To engage in a type of dialog with freaks that leads to mutual understanding, respect and desired outcomes.
Spreecasting with Chris Brogan
For this reason I proud to share this Spreecast (live video interview) with Chris. We talk about his new book and learn all about employeepreneurs, Matrix issues and yes, modern day business freaks. You can watch this free Spreecast below or by clicking here.
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Update interview with Chris on MSNBC (I liked what Chris had to say, especially beginning at about the 3:15 mark :-)…