What’s it like going from submarines to SEO?
Aaron Wall went from the corn fields of Illinois to the big city of Oakland, CA. In-between he discovered the military wasn’t for him, self imposed bland routines are better than those imposed by others, and having multiple irons in the fire is a good thing.
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What’s it like marketing Smiles?
Jean MacDonald has modified her perfectionism. She now settles for being great. She is wicked smart, a wiz at Russian history, and loves guitar (electric, of course). Jean is a partner at Smile Software (aka, Smile On My Mac). Her new passion is helping girls get excited about computer programming.
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What’s it like being a software entrepreneur?
Although you might think he’s stuck in Fresno, Rob Walling actually lives there on purpose. From his home office that overlooks a Koi pond and waterfall, he runs 8–9 online businesses, and more are on the way. It’s not the money or the fame. Starting businesses is who he is.
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What’s it like podcasting & teaching marketing?
Jason VanOrden is a cubicle escape artist who teaches others to escape too. His path went from a degree in engineering and guitar, to real estate investor (ala Rich Dad Poor Dad) to podcasting and content marketing.
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What’s it like being a political speech writer?
Charles Wheelan is an economist, writer (Naked Economics) and speech writer for big name politicians. He went to Dartmouth as an undergrad, and now surprisingly is heading back as a faculty member. But it’s his car crash that will really get your attention.
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What’s it like being a social worker?
Lynn Loar works with autistic kids, animal shelters and teaches fellow social workers. She’s worked thousands of cases, and helped change the child abuse reporting laws of California. It just goes to show you how much ice skating can impact a life.
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What’s it like teaching content marketing?
Joe Pulizzi knows how content marketing can help your business. This is the story of an educated man who more than just book learnin’. He follows the example of John Deer: if you want to sell a plow, teach someone how to use it.
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What’s it like being a writer & encourager?
Dan Miller (of 48 Days to the Work You Love fame) is a writer, speaker and encourager. His is the story of one who decided to listen to the voices that said “you can do it” and ignore those who said “don’t even try.” Now he helps others find their way, telling them that success is a direction, not a destination.
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What’s it like combining biology & online marketing?
This the story of a boy from the Islands (St. Maarten to be precise) who grew up to teach biology and make money on the internet. Leslie Samuel started a site for his biology students (http://www.interactive-biology.com/). It became very popular and helped launch Leslie into more online ventures.
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What’s it like making a living online?
I don’t often use “effervescent” to describe someone but it’s the perfect term for Farnoosh Brock. She is refreshing, bubbly, and always in motion. This is the story of a girl forced to leave her homeland, her friends and even her pet dog. A two week holiday turned into a life-long adventure.
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