Ask JF: How Do I Get Attention In a Crowded Field?

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Ask JF: How Do I Get Attention In a Crowded Field?

I’ve been asked this question by everyone from bloggers to actors, artists to entrepreneurs and corporate aspirants to movement makers. How do I make a mark when it seems everything that can be created, said or done has been created, said or done by someone else? Short answer. No field is too crowded to make […]

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The Online Entrepreneur’s Productivity Toolbox

Today’s guest contributor is Natalie Sisson, a Suitcase Entrepreneur and Adventurer who shares creative ways to run your business from anywhere in the world. She is passionate about using online tools social media and outsourcing to create more freedom in business and adventure in life. She’s also a friend, a long-time member of our tribe and she’s […]

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A Content-Worthy Life?

“How vain it is to sit down to write when you have not stood up to live.” ~Henry David Thoreau   People often ask where my ideas for books, blog posts, essays and keynotes come from. Simple answer…life outside of writing books, blog posts, essays and giving talks. I launch a company, product or experience, […]

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How Naked Pizza Grew from 1 to 450 Stores in 18 Months

Eighteen months ago, World’s Healthiest Pizza was a tiny pizza shop operating out of 496 square feet of space in a part of New Orleans that was largely submerged after Hurricane Katrina. Today, just a year and a half later, it’s a multi-national company with more than 450 franchises sold under the name of Naked […]

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Want a Comp Pass or 20% Off Blogworld East?

On Thursday, May 26th, I’m presenting at one of the coolest conferences around – Blogworld in NYC. And you can either be my guest and pay nothing or come for 20% off. Here’s the deal… Until this year, Blogworld happened once a year in Vegas, but they’ve just added a new New York City event […]

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Please Don’t Tweet This

I was sitting in the room at SOBCon in Chicago over the weekend. It was a wonderful event. Though numerous times either a speaker or an attendee led their thoughts with “please don’t tweet this.” Why? Because the people wanted to be able to express a a strong opinion or position as a way to […]

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Why I Moderate

Every once in a while I’m asked why I moderate comments, rather than let the conversation go wherever it needs to go. There’s a great divide about this in the blogosphere. Some folks believe you should never restrict the conversation. Others believe the “Your comment is awaiting moderation” message is such a turn-off that it […]

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Book Review: Enchantment, The Thank You Economy

Today’s video Drive-by Book Review is for Guy Kawasaki’s Enchantment and Gary Vaynerchuk’s The Thank You Economy. If you feel like grabbing copies, just click on the books…     [FTC Diclosure: Yup, those suckers are affiliate links, if you buy either book using them, you’ll not only have my, Guy and Gary’s eternal devotion, […]

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The Health Club Slide, Fire Starter Replay, Pull Up a Chair

I’m in The New York Times: What’s Ailing Health Clubs Back in my fitness/yoga entrepreneur days, I landed a number of nice features in The New York Times. But yesterday, I found my way back into the pages of the Style section in an article that takes a contrarian look at the big-box health club […]

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Is Content Curation The New Black?

Content is king…right? If you want attention, a platform, the ability to lead, sway, sell, move, emote, promote, you need to be putting out killer stuff. But, there’s a major wrinkle in the theory that pretty much nobody talks about, even though it’s become one of the most powerful content models on the planet. The […]

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