Gonzo Capitalism: How to Get Ahead in an Economy That Hates You

ISBN: 9781035020072
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Publisher,Pan Macmillan UK
Publication Date,
Format, Paperback
Weight, 249 g
No. of Pages, 272

Discover “new paths to prosperity you never knew existed” in this “must-read guide to the new economy.”  (Ozan Varol, author of Awaken Your Genius)

The traditional ways of earning a living are outdated, if not outright rigged. That’s why a growing number of enterprising individuals are instead turning to the growing ecosystem of decentralized, fast-moving virtual markets to pursue a host of previously unheard-of ways to pay the bills.
New York Times bestselling author Chris Guillebeau on a fascinating tour of this brave new world where novelty is currency, and the creators are in control. Along the way, you’ll meet a colorful cast of renegades who are driving this money revolution, including:

  • A teenager who earned more than $400,000 helping indecisive parents pick the perfect name for their newborn child
  • The armchair pundits and pop culture enthusiasts making hundreds of dollars a day betting on everything from local elections to who will be next to be voted off Love Island via online “prediction markets”.
  • A broke 29-year-old who bartered her way from a hairpin to a new house—twice—while gaining internet fame in the process.
  • The gamers racking up digital currency by breeding virtual crabs in the metaverse.
  • A remote worker who collects two six-figure salaries from simultaneously working two different jobs.

Gonzo Capitalism is your field guide to the new rules of money, where any and everything is for sale. In it, you’ll learn how capitalize on today’s technology and platforms to turn your time, talents, and creativity into income—on your own terms.

About the Author

Chris Guillebeau is the New York Times bestselling author of The $100 StartupThe Happiness of Pursuit, and other books. During a lifetime of self-employment that included a four-year commitment as a volunteer executive in West Africa, he visited every country in the world (193 in total) before his thirty-fifth birthday. His daily podcast, Side Hustle School, is downloaded more than two million times a month.
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 6.02 x 0.98 x 9.21 inches

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