In a world of billions (Kevin Kelly on 1000 True Fans)

In a world in which you have direct contact with your audience, and you’re not going through the intermediate of a publisher, studio, record label, but you actually have your fans that you’re getting the money directly from… If you could get a certain amount of money from them directly every year, the number that you would need to make…

Velcro, geckos, and making friends

Some ideas for strengthening your connections within a group of people or scene: Have good, generous intentions. Show up to serve or share where it’s needed and wanted and because being part of this network is its own reward (you like the people, you like what they do), rather than for what you might get out of it. Start small…

Buckstop (find friends)

You can only carry the can so far. If you started an organisation or business and the buck ultimately stops with you and no-one else, you need to make it a priority to find some friends to share the load. Find people who will make what you’re doing theirs as well as yours, own it and take responsibility for its…

Champion (2)

Noun 2 A person who vigorously supports or defends a person or cause.‘he became the determined champion of a free press’2.1 historical A knight who fought in single combat on behalf of the monarch. VerbVigorously support or defend the cause of. ‘he championed the rights of the working class and the poor’ OED Now this type of champion is worth having.…