Seven Billion Channels seem too distant? Check out this.
A reprint here from a post a few days ago. By request, the links have been moved to the top.
My must see/read/listens for entrepreneurs, new grads fom college, and anybody reinventing their business for the next economic shifts.
– For a deconstruction of the television industrial complex which underlies many business assumptions – Seth Godin
– For a controversial take on 21st century economics – read version 3.0 of The World is Flat, by Thomas Friedman.
– For Peer to Peer micro-economics see “here comes the p2p economy” by Stan Stalnaker
– For somenone who implemented extremely unique business modeling using P2P, Long Tail, World is Flat thinking, The Four Hour Work Week, by Tim Ferriss.
– For a head’s up on how to navigate the globalized commodification of business, A Whole New Mind, by Daniel Pink (watch all the little clips on “related video” side bar.)
squidoo.com, digg.com, facebook.com, technorati.com, stumbleupon.com, de.lic.ous.us, twitter, youtube, myspace, etc. Pick one and have some fun building a list of friend who might someday be your customers.
– http://www.elance.com the ebay of freelancers. Business plans for 300.00 done by top MBA’s, in India.
– http://www.nichebot.com for finding out what everybody is searching for on Google, Yahoo, MSN
– http://www.tubemogul.com for uploading videos to top ten sites simultaneously.
– http://www.InternetBusinessMastery.com for info and podcasts about two entrepreneurs going from nothing to automated business status in under 2 years in Web. 2.0 Marketing
– http://www.wordpress.com to start your blog
– http://www.copyblogger.com for Brian Clark’s unsurpassed take on copywriting and it’s ability to influence blog traffic.
– http://www.PodcastingUnderground.com, all things podcasting
– iTunes for getting business podcasts for free. Staying current with Havard Business Reviews, Guru Thinking on Marketing, HR tips, etc.
– Steve Pavlina’s “how to make money from your blog” post for a comprehensive list of ways to do just that.
– Tom Peter’s Blog for break-the-mold thinking about your future in business. (click on Brand You in the categories list)
A review of these resources will jar you out of many assumptions about business as usual. This should be required reading for all business majors, IMHO. This is an amazing time to be alive. The dynamics of economics are changing in exciting ways. New business models are enabled by the interconnectivity, creativity, and innovation all around us. This is an abundant age, with extremly abundant opportunities.
To quote Tim Ferriss, who’s quoting somebody else, “the future is here, it’s just not widely distributed yet.”
The above will get you on the road to coming to terms with leaving the old habitations and getting on with the exhilaration and freedom from the industrial age and information age thinking.
Let me know if I’ve left anything out.
If you could start up a business with little capital, doing something you love, and take it to profitablility within a year, would that be interesting? How about making an income worthy of a corporate executive without having to manage a fleet of employees or climb the corporate ladder?
So make your own channel, create your own media, broadcast to the niche which loves what you do. Collect their consenting emails and everytime you post something new, let them know.
Here are three small companies, one to four people strong, which have done this beautifully.
Jacquie Lawson picked up the classic P2p business model in her late 60’s. She now makes 5 million per year at 72. Producer, director, animator, channel owner.
These are the early adopters of the microeconomics which will be a huge part of the global economy in the years to come. Start your own channel now and use your talents and skills to become something more than a cube slave.