People packed The Booksmith in the Haight for an appearance by Web entrepreneur Chris Guillebeau on Tuesday night. But 1st we heard from Steve Kamb, a good-looking, happy fellow & creator of a website called Nerd Fitness. Mr. Kamb gave a testimonial about how he turned his blog into a 6-figure business, traveled around the world, & got speaking engagements at Google & Facebook, thanks to Mr. Guillebeau's manifesto, 279 Days to Overnight Success. Mr. Guillebeau then told us more success stories from his book, The $100 Startup, an inspirational & informational guide to "creative self employment." Mr. Guillebeau has an upbeat & open personality & is no doubt a champion networker. He told us to define our own success & suggested we ask ourselves if we have enough freedom. He also urged us to connect our passion to something useful to the community.
Mr. Guillebeau talked for about 25 minute & answered questions for another 25, mostly about his business. His audience was attentive. I saw one gentleman buy multiple copies of the book. When one of Mr. Guillebeau's fans was told that this was also a book signing, she said, "But I have his book on my kindle!"
§ Chris Guillebeau
$100 Startup: Reinvent the Way You make a Living, Do What you Love, and Create A New Future
Tuesday, May 29 at 7:30 PM