The $100 Startup Tour :: Chicago

Posted by | September 11, 2012 | Notes | 2 Comments

Tonight @ChrisGuillebeau graced Chicago with his presence for his $1oo Startup Book Tour. A great crowd of non-conformists, entrepreneurs, and world dominators gathered to hear Chris give a quick lecture on some of the ideas shared in his book.

Here’s a few quotables from the night:

  • Begin a project by defining your own success.
  • Don’t let other people define success for you.
  • The best freedom and security comes from creative self-employment.
  • Sometimes we need moments of forced transition [layoffs, etc] to find what we are truly called to do.
  • Have a sense of urgency about what you are doing.
  • We have never had an opportunity like we have today.
  • We have a responsibility with the opportunity we have been given.
  • Don’t focus so much on innovation… focus on helpfulness.
  • We are on the fringes of micro-enterprise becoming mainstream.
  • What’s the worst thing that can happen from taking a risk?
  • Every experience is a learning opportunity.

I am a huge fan of Chris’s work, especially his book The Art of Non-Conformity. It was inspiring and encouraging to hear stories of people who have made a living doing what they love and to connect with other local non-conformists. The $100 Startup Tour is continuing worldwide… [Australia, he’s coming your way!] so make sure you check it and the book out!

Thanks for a great night, Chris!


About Tim Schraeder

Tim Schraeder is obsessed with all things social media. Having worked with some of the world’s largest churches and para-church organizations, he served as an evangelist for social media with a knack for connecting people and spreading ideas that matter. He’s been a consultant and coach as well as a sought-after speaker and author who helped write the book on communication and social media for the church. Today, Tim is passionate to help businesses and organizations connect, engage, and build loyal followers across all forms of social media. He is a die-hard Chicagoan who can be found in any neighborhood coffeeshop that has free wifi.

  • Rohn Gibson

    One of the best books I’ve ever read, I highly recommend it as well.

  • Jacqueline Gardner

    This sounds fascinating! Next book on my kindle list.

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