September 3rd, 2017 | By Tom Woods
That’s how we comfort ourselves: the safe-space, pro-censorship ninnies who intimidate people on college campuses and can’t cope with opposing views will be too delicate to cope in the business world someday.
Unfortunately, the business world is fast becoming like the universities.
“A conveyor belt of left-wing conformity runs from the academy into corporations and the government,” says a recent Wall Street Journal op-ed, “so that today’s ivory-tower folly becomes tomorrow’s condition of employment.”
Virtually everyone I talk to confirms this grim assessment.
The article concludes, “It says a lot about the corporate world that it makes universities look like an open marketplace of ideas.”
All the more reason to start planning out your exit strategy, or at least to have something on the side in case it should ever come to that.
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But there’ll be no safe space to flee to when I stop offering that bonus tomorrow night, so….
August 8th, 2017 | By Tom Woods
Well, the hammer came down at Google, as we knew it would.
James Damore, the author of an internal memo critical of the cult of “diversity” at Google, was just terminated by the company.
Google’s official statement could be translated like this: “At Google we believe in the free exchange of ideas. That is, unless they’re ideas we dislike, in which case you’d better shut your mouth if you know what’s good for you.”
But Woods, you say, surely the company had to fire him — what company would tolerate internal dissent?
Well, presumably internal memos urging a change in company policy aren’t beyond the pale. More importantly, imagine if the memo had been urging the hiring of more LGBT people, and Google fired the author. That’s actually hard to imagine even for the purpose of a thought experiment, isn’t it?
So there’s another reason you should have one foot in your company, and one foot in a side hustle you can turn into a full-time, independent gig if it should come to that.
That way, if the SJWs ever come after you, you can tell them to go jump in a lake. (You may choose to say something nastier; the variety of ways we may choose to hit back at SJWs is an area where we should certainly celebrate diversity.)
Start figuring out your exit strategy.
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August 4th, 2017 | By Tom Woods
A few days ago, the heroic Jordan Peterson found he could no longer upload any videos to his YouTube channel.
We’ve heard horror stories about content creators on YouTube waking up to find all their content demonetized — which means they can’t earn revenue on all their hard work anymore.
This policy change affected a great many people, including a popular YouTube personality known as Sargon of Akkad; I discussed it with him not long ago on my podcast.
I realize YouTube has the right to set whatever policy it wants. And I have the right to help people not be victimized by it.
So what can we learn from this?
(1) Social media is great, but you’re not ultimately in control. What social media giveth, it can taketh away.
(2) Use social media to draw people to something you do have control over: your email list, or your website.
Trust me, I am giving you good advice here — as these sad stories amply testify.
If you make YouTube videos, send viewers to content hosted on your site (a longer video — possibly hosted on a service other than YouTube, or a blog post, or a free giveaway, or whatever).
Build up an audience that’s independent of these SOBs.
But Woods, you say, starting a website sounds like so much work!
What if you could use your voice to tell a robot how you want it to look?
And if you grab that robot by midnight tonight, I’ll give you a free Skype consult — we’ll review your site, discuss potential improvements, and make your web presence into a well-oiled machine.
I’ll be available for that Skype call up to 365 days from now. Just send me your receipt.
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July 20th, 2017 | By Tom Woods
A guy I knew in my high school class — and who came to my wedding, too, now that I think of it — had a ridiculous dream as a kid.
He was going to be a TV weatherman.
Sure you are, we said.
There are about five openings in the whole country. Good luck with that! I’m sure we’ll see you on TV.
We were nasty little snots.
Well, if you happen to live in Nashville, you may know meteorologist Dan Thomas of NBC’s WSMV channel 4. The SOB did it after all.
Before working in Nashville, by the way, Dan was stationed in New Orleans, where he reported on Hurricane Katrina, before having to be evacuated from New Orleans.
Dan and I, in turn, grew up with Todd Gross as our weatherman, on channel 5 in Boston.
Todd Gross, though, evacuated the entire profession. He now works completely online, making massive sales of his own products and affiliate products — in the hundreds of millions of dollars.
(So now he gets his weather on a smartphone app, just like you and me.)
He’s an expert when it comes to video, which can build your audience and increase your conversions (more $, in other words) like no other medium.
Todd’s brand new Video Builder gives you an unfair advantage over the mass of wannabes out there.
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July 19th, 2017 | By Tom Woods
Know what’s fun?
Looking like a whiz.
Looking like a (the?) leader in your niche.
Leaving the impression that you must have a big team behind you.
Sometimes it’s something trivial, but even those things can leave impressions.
Little example: on my other (libertarian) email list, I sometimes include embedded videos in my emails. Yet everyone knows you can’t embed a video in an email. Yet somehow I do it….
Here’s why I’m telling you this.
When I was a kid, my weatherman was Todd Gross, on ABC Channel 5 in Boston.
He’s not a weatherman anymore.
Why? Well, let’s just say he found his calling elsewhere.
In 2015 he did $160,000,000 in affiliate sales, and sales of his own products.
So yeah, now he gets his weather reports by checking an app on his phone, like the rest of us.
In particular, Todd is a whiz when it comes to video.
I’ve probably built 75% of my following out of my videos. So yeah, video works, and you’re leaving a lot of dough and a big audience on the table without it.
But it’s a pain, or it costs $$, or it looks crappy, or you just don’t want to do it.
Todd is just about to release some very inexpensive, user-friendly software that creates videos for you that’ll look like you spent a fortune on them.
Sign up for the sneak peak he’s giving, and you could be one of 10 people to win a copy for free.
I really want someone on my list to win.
All 10, now that’s just greedy.
But just one? Totally doable.
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P.S. If you’re from Boston, like me, you’ll recognize Todd Gross at the link!<< Older Posts Newer Posts >>