The Blog of Author Tim Ferriss “Everyone’s looking for rules to follow, and the sooner you realize there aren’t any, the better art can be.”– Jerrod Carmichael Jerrod Carmichael is pushing the boundaries of comedy with his groundbreaking work in stand-up, television, and film. Now just 29 years old, what this driven North Carolina native has accomplished is mind-boggling, and 2017 is going to be his biggest year yet. Jerrod stars in the hit NBC series The Carmichael Show, which he also writes and executive produces. The third season of the show premieres in 2017. In March of 2017, Jerrod will star in his second stand-up comedy special on HBO, directed by Bo Burnham.
Chamber study finds intellectual property industries produce $5 trillion The Chamber broke the study's findings down by state. In California, IP industries account for 7.4 million jobs and $923 billion of economic output, according to the study. In Texas, they account for 4.6 million jobs and $541 billion of output. Sens. Chris Coons (D-Del.), Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) touted the importance of protecting intellectual property at an event on Capitol Hill to announce the study's findings. Entrepreneur Startup Advice I usually tell people that everything I learned about being an entrepreneur I learned by F’ing up at my first company. I think the sign of a good entrepreneur is the ability to spot your mistakes, correct quickly and not repeat the mistakes. I made plenty of mistakes. Below are some of the lessons I learned along the way. If there’s a link on a title below I’ve written the post, if not I plan to. The summary of each posting will be here but the full article requires you to follow the links.
Content Marketing Boot Camp: Everything You Wanted To Know In One Post An offline marketing expert recently asked me for a crash course in content marketing through social media. She’d built a powerful personal brand over the years and wanted to take her analog educational resources and research and leverage them online. Image via Shutterstock The answers to her question, “What is this content marketing business, and how do I get started?” are smattered across the web. So, I compiled a “boot camp” style reading list for her, things we’d written, curated, or analyzed, drawing from work by experts like Brian Clark and Dan Zarrella.
Online Reputation, Personal Branding. BrandYourself: Control Your Google Results at BrandYourself.com BrandYourself offers Online Reputation Management tools and services to make sure you look great when people Google your name. Now that the majority of people turn to Google to find more about you (both in business and personal life), online reputation management has become extremely important to anyone who cares about their career. . Until BrandYourself, online reputation management was either time consuming (if you knew how to do it yourself) or expensive (if you paid a reputation company to do it for you).
10 Books You ABSOLUTELY MUST READ If You Are Tired Of Being Broke (No Self-Help Rah-Rah Bullshit) 1. Buffettology: The Proven Techniques for Investing Successfully in Changing Markets That Have Made Warren Buffett the World's Most Famous Investor I NEVER buy books on stock market. 9 Ways to Make Your Marketing Analytics Actionable Tracking your marketing analytics can provide a ton of great insight into the performance of your marketing initiatives, show your boss how marketing is faring, and help you to prove that inbound marketing is really paying off. But that's only a small piece of why analytics are valuable. In fact, the true value of your analytics is what you can do with them. Good marketers use analytics for the first few things we mentioned. Great marketers use them to adapt, improve, and modify their marketing efforts . In other words, great marketers make their analytics actionable.
Most Startups Should be Deer Hunters This post is part of my series “Startup Lessons“ Elephants, Deer and Rabbits – Some thoughts on start-up segmentation Nearly all of the mistakes I made at my first company I fixed by the time of my second company. This is the only mistake I repeated twice and it is a mistake that I see many, many companies make. I know that this advice won’t apply to every possible startup – but I think it applies to many. When you start your company the very first question you need to ask yourself is which kind of customers do you want to serve.
Five Types of Social Media Influencers What makes a good influencer? “Influence” is a concept difficult to evaluate since it refers to both subjective and objective values, resulting in a measurement of: commercial and financial success reputation and credibility quality of affiliations and contacts charisma and the impact of personality For each of these values, the notion of influence may vary from person to person. In fact, in the age of social media, the definition is changing as how to identify influencers.