TSME 163: Rob Fitzpatrick

This was a delightful conversation, and one that made me laugh more than any in recent memory. Rob Fitzpatrick shares the journey from showering under a 5-gallon bucket in a warehouse scheduled for demolition to running a satisficing lifestyle business with $20k/mo in book revenue and a growing community. Links: https://www.robfitz.com/home http://writeusefulbooks.com

TSME 162: Denis Oakley

This was a delightful conversation with emerging expert Denis Oakley. I especially loved how Denis “got his reps in” by selling business models on Upwork. Links: denis@denis-oakley.com denis-oakley.com  https://www.linkedin.com/in/denis-oakley-innovation/ https://twitter.com/denisoakley https://www.youtube.com/c/DenisOakleyStrategyConsulting/videos 

TSME 161: Jonathan Stark Followup

Jonathan suggested a followup conversation; I enjoyed hearing from him about his transition from surfing a once-in-a-generation tech wave to a very different kind of advisory business, his inventory of every nasty email he’s ever received from his list, how he runs inexpensive experiments, and the relationship between death and mission. Links: jonathanstark.com valuepricingbootcamp.com

TSME 160: Kyle Bowen

Kyle and I discuss entering a new market, inventing new terminology, and pursuing a transformative agenda. https://www.superhelpful.com https://museumprogress.com You can sign up for the newsletter by visiting https://museumprogress.com/get-map-letters

TSME 159: Jim Thornton

Did you know Jim Thornton built something like a private version of Google.com’s search engine using a combination of serverless code, Screaming Frog, and Neo4j? In this conversation that touches on, among other things, the marketing caste system, Jim explains why he did this and how this played into his self-made expertise journey. Very important links: https://inboundfound.com/ https://inboundfound.com/emails/

TSME 158: John Jantsch

John Jantsch talks about his new book on marketing, The Ultimate Marketing Engine: 5 Steps to Ridiculously Consistent Growth.

TSME 157: Guillaume Wiatr

A wide-ranging conversation where Guillaume explains how he remains positive while building a novel framework for strategic narrative.

TSME 156: Chris Ferdinandi

Chris Ferdinandi helps people learn vanilla JavaScript. He believes there’s a simpler, more resilient way to make things for the web. His developer tips newsletter is read by thousands of developers each weekday. Learn more at GoMakeThings.com.

TSME 147: David C. Baker

David C. Baker and I had a wide-ranging conversation about how his expertise-powered business grew to over $1MM in annual revenue.