TKC 275 Chris Brogan

Chris Brogan

Co-author of Trust Agents and The Impact Equation

Interview Starts at 20:11

What people will get out of this [next] book The Freaks Shall Inherit the Earth, is that you’re okay exactly who you are. Any time you felt weird and felt like you didn’t fit in, I think it’s okay and better than okay. I think you should enhance that strength as long as you find a way to interface that with the business that people need around you.

Show Notes and Links:


MacKenzie Bezos’s 1-star review of The Everything Store by Brad Stone

“Responding to MacKenzie Bezos’s One-Star Slapdown” by Brad Stone at BloombergBusinessweek – November 5, 2013

“Amazon’s complex reality” by Philip Jones at Futurebook – November 5, 2013

“Amazon employee rebukes wife over Jeff Bezos biography” by Samuel Gibbs at The Guardian – November 6, 2013

“Amazon bids to put Kindles in indie bookshops” by Liz Bury at The Guardian – November 7, 2013

“Booksellers Can Sell Kindles Under New Amazon Program” by Jim Milliot at Publishers Weekly – November 6, 2013

Amazon press release announcing Amazon Source program – November 6, 2013

Tech Tip

software update is available for the Kindle Paperwhite (first generation). The new version is 5.3.9

Kindle Public Notes Frequently Asked Questions

“Don’t chuck your Kindle into the laundry basket” and other tips from Tom Lichty

Interview with Chris Brogan

Trust Agents: Using the Web to Build Influence, Improve Reputation, and Earn Trust by Chris Brogan and Julien Smith – $10.49 on Kindle

The Impact Equation: Are You Making Things Happen or Are You Just Making Noise? by Chris Brogan and Julien Smith – $16.14 on Kindle

Mission in a Bottle: The Honest Guide to Doing Business Differently—and Succeeding by Seth Goldman and Barry Nalebuff

The DC Comics Guide to Creating Comics: Inside the Art of Visual Storytelling by Carl Potts – $11.99 on Kindle

Elephant Audiobooks

Choose Yourself! by James Altucher – $1.99 on Kindle

Choose Yourself! Be Happy, Make Millions, Live the Dream by James Altucher (who narrates) – $10.46 or one credit at

Not Taco Bell Material by Adam Carolla – $9.99 on Kindle

Not Taco Bell Material by Adam Carolla (who narrates) – Abridged, Audible Audio Edition – $17.15 or one credit at

The Freaks Shall Inherit the Earth: Entrepreneurship for Weirdos, Misfits, and World Dominators by Chris Brogan – due in March, 2014, from Wiley

“Breather Founder Explains How On-demand Rooms Could Unlock Cities With an App” – by Mike Butcher at TechCrunch – June 7, 2013

Breather (founded by Chris Brogan’s Impact Equation co-author Julien Smith) web site


Day One, A Literary Journal for the Digital Age – $19.99 annual subscription – for a limited time available for $9.99 per year

Spider Woman’s Daughter (Leaphorn and Chee) by Anne Hillerman – $11.19 on Kindle

The Impact Equation: Are You Making Things Happen or Are You Just Making Noise? by Chris Brogan and Julien Smith – $16.14 on Kindle

Next Week’s Guest

Carmen Johnson, editor of Day One, Amazon Publishing’s new weekly digital literary journal

Music for my podcast is from an original Thelonius Monk composition named “Well, You Needn’t.” This version is “Ra-Monk” by Eval Manigat on the “Variations in Time: A Jazz Persepctive” CD by Public Transit Recording” CD.

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Comments 1

  1. Mary McManus wrote:

    Thanks for verifying that there was an update for the Paperwhite1st gen. and providing a link. I knew there was one for either gen. 1 or 2 when all those guides in other languages appeared in Manage your Kindle. After checking the Italian one, I could tell it was for one of the Paperwhites but did not know which and could not find it on Amazon’s site. I always delete the guides in other languages since I don’t want them cluttering up my real books.

    Posted 08 Nov 2013 at 8:25 pm