In today’s media climate of collecting and selling eyeballs with “rage porn” and fake news, there aren’t a lot of ways to make a living doing thoughtful writing. Books are the most honest exchange of money-for-words there could be, but in the months or years between releasing my books, I personally have found myself waiting for a payday. Then, I discovered STEEM, the cryptocurrency that powers the Reddit-like social network, Steemit. keep on reading »
Something that has been on the top of my mind the past few years is how creators can make an honest living from their work. You heard me talk with Hooked author Nir Eyal back on episode 21 about how technology is fragmenting attention, for example. These economics incentivize creators to be outlandish or even dishonest.
Todd Henry (@toddhenry) has written a ton of books. My personal favorite is called Die Empty, and it’s all about finding the urgency to pursue your creative destiny. His newest book is called Herding Tigers, and it’s all about leading creative people so they can do their best work. keep on reading »
Many of you have checked out my new book The Heart to Start. I got tired of hearing the advice “just get started,” and I wanted to break it down for people. It shows you how to bust through all of the mental distortions and distractions that stand in the way of you getting started.
David W. Galenson is an economics professor at The University of Chicago. He’s also a visiting professor at other schools, such as MIT. David is an unusual economist in that he studies the economics of art.