SPOS #315 – A New Kind Of Startup With Chris Guillebeau

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Welcome to episode #315 of Six Pixels Of Separation – The Twist Image Podcast. Julien Smith (co-author of Trust Agents with Chris Brogan and the author of The Flinch) was downright mad at me. We have lunch on a frequent basis and we’re constantly slamming ideas and names at one another. It makes for a lively conversation. The other week, he was downright disgusted with me because I had never met Chris Guillebeau. Chris is the author of The Art Of Non-Conformity – Set Your Own Rules, Live The Life You Want And Change The World and the recently published, The $100 Startup – Reinvent the Way You Make a Living, Do What You Love, and Create a New Future, which became an instant bestseller. Along with that, he’s the co-organizer of what is quickly becoming one of the "go to" events for those trying to create a remarkable life in a very conventional world called, World Domination Summit (which took place at the beginning of this month in Portland, Oregon). This idea of non-conformity and unconventionalism is a theme that binds Chris’ life. He’s about to turn 35 and complete his personal journey of visiting every country on earth (out of close to 200, he has a mere 8 to go). While he’s never had a "day job," he seems to be doing just fine owning, operating and executing on many micro-businesses. He explains that his entrepreneurial history has ranged from importing coffee from Jamaica, search engine optimization in its early days, Google Adwords and Adsense arbitrage, to building a small publishing company while volunteering in Africa. He now writes and sells a product he calls, Unconventional Guides. Simply put, he’s a fascinating individuals with many business lessons that we could all learn from. Enjoy the conversation…

Here it is: Six Pixels Of Separation – The Twist Image Podcast – Episode #315 – Host: Mitch Joel.

Download the Podcast here: Six Pixels Of Separation – The Twist Image Podcast – Episode #315 – Host: Mitch Joel.


  1. Your discussion made me feel like Neo from the Matrix after he took the red pill and began realizing REAL life was outside cubicle land – with real benefits and real risks.
    Just bought The $100 Startup via Amazon 1-click on my Samsung Galaxy smartphone. Man we live in a cool world!

  2. My whole life I’ve been thinking that I’m the only person on this planet who thinks of a tie as being the most ridiculous piece of clothing. No I know, I am not alone. Thank you very much for that discovery!

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