The Freaks Shall Inherit the Earth – My Next Book

Freaks Book Cover I’m so excited to announce that my next book, The Freaks Shall Inherit the Earth will be out very soon (March 17thEarly April in the USA, and not sure for other countries). This book is quite different than my prior books, and yet, there’s definitely an echo of what has come before in several ways. I can see little hints of Trust Agents speckled in the systems I put in place for you, and by you, I mean maybe you’re a freak?

Who are the Freaks?

If you’ve ever wanted to run business your own way but felt that maybe you were too different, or weren’t really the business making type, this might be you. If you’re the kind of person who is a tattoo artist or a one woman livery service (hi, Jane!), or a small town chocolatier, you might be a freak.

I called Tony Hawk a freak. Ditto Marc Ecko. Same with Kate White. I’ve called lots of really great people freaks. Sam Calagione from Dogfish Head? Oh yeah, definitely.

So, if you’re the kind of person who’s wanted to dig into entrepreneurship but hasn’t quite found the right way of hearing the story, this might be your book. It’s not about “the hustle” or “dominating” or “killing” anything. It’s about taking whatever makes you weird/different/unique/important to this universe, and helping you make a business interface that might help you do what you want to do a little better.

Want to see the Table of Contents?

1 Business New and Old and New Again
2 The Wild Colors and the Solid Spine: What Makes Some Freaks Successful and Other Freaks Strugglers?
3 Choose Your Own Adventure: Defining Success
4 Skill Building for Your Business Goals
5 Fall in Love with Not Knowing
6 Structure a Framework for Your Days
7 Are You an Employeepreneur?
8 Create Systems That Work for You
9 Are You a Solo or Small Business Owner?
10 Fall in Love with Not Knowing, Redux
11 Worship Obstacles and Challenges
12 Build Your Own Media Empire
13 Connect with Your Freaks
14 Own Everything
15 When It All Goes Wrong
16 Take Action! Fight Crime! Save the World!

PreOrder a Copy Today



Barnes & Noble

Or There’s Something Else

I’m going to take this show on the road. There are a few options for you to consider:

1.) Professional speaking – I charge a fairly hefty sum for my pro speaking, but I will be offering five (5) opportunities to purchase 300 copies of the book, plus air and hotel, and I’ll waive my fee. These tend to go within two weeks of putting out the offer (once it took three). If you’re interested in that offer, go to this contact form and mention the deal when filling it out, and we’ll get right back to you.

2.) Sponsor a School – If you’re a company who believes in promoting entrepreneurial experiences, I’ll be taking this show on the road for high school and college students and some small groups to discuss innovation and entrepreneurship. Maybe this is something your business wants to be part of, and maybe you’d like the opportunity to get in front of more audiences? If so, I’m your man.

Those are the two big deals. What say you? Interested?

And in all cases, thank you! runs on the Genesis Framework

Genesis Theme Framework

The Genesis Framework empowers you to quickly and easily build incredible websites with WordPress. Whether you're a novice or advanced developer, Genesis provides you with the secure and search-engine-optimized foundation that takes WordPress to places you never thought it could go.

With automatic theme updates and world-class support included, Genesis is the smart choice for your WordPress website or blog.

Become a StudioPress Affiliate

  • Dave Delaney

    Congrats, Chris! Exciting.

    • Chris Brogan

      Thank you!

  • AmyFalken

    Chris will we be able to get this through Google Play Books? Looking forward to it.

    • Chris Brogan

      Sure will!

    • Wiley Business Books

      Should be soon!

      • Paul O’Mahony

        You’re a good publisher – I like your “stable”

        • Wiley Business Books

          Thank you Paul! We’re nothing without our great authors.

  • janet wallace

    pre-ordered before I even finished reading the TOC. It already speaks to me. And The Hawk in Paris song “Freaks” is surely the anthem.

    • Chris Brogan

      Hooray!!! : )

  • David W. Ballard, PsyD, MBA

    Looking forward to it, Chris. “The freaks can’t be formally normalized, nor can we normally formalized.” – Gibby Haynes

    • Chris Brogan

      One of the best freaks ever. : )

  • John Doyle

    Looking forward to digging in my man! Just pre-ordered for my Kindle!

    • Chris Brogan

      Thank you! :)

  • Isra García

    Chris, is this book the reason you have not been posting everyday as usual? (staying curious here) – BTW, book preordered.

    • Chris Brogan

      I don’t blog every day because I’m sharing most of my best business advice inside OMFG these days. : )

      • Isra García

        Thanks for the response Chris. It makes sense.

  • Paul Jarvis

    Pre-ordered, eagerly awaiting. The cover is also KILLER.

    • Chris Brogan

      Thanks, sir. I had a lot of great covers to try and pass. : )

    • Wiley Business Books

      We agree!

  • Derek Overbey

    Preordered! This better be good Chris! :-)

    • Chris Brogan

      I sure hope so. : )

  • Mat Fitzgerald

    The world needs more freaks and non-conformists. This book looks like it’s promoting the idea of structured freaks – this will be interesting!

    • Chris Brogan

      I can’t wait to see what happens. : )

  • Peter G McDermott


  • Scott Costello

    Freak flag is flying. Book has been ordered.

  • Kneale Mann

    Nice work, you freak. :-)

  • Juliapayne

    Sounds great! Will keep an eye out for the UK publishing date. Long live the freaks!

  • Lisa Colon DeLay

    cool. :) congrats!

  • Lisa Tagaloa

    Awesomeness :)

  • Elaine Fogel

    Congrats on the new book, Chris. May you sell gazzilions of copies. :)

  • Mike Macey | ThinkUp New Media

    We entrepreneurs may be freaks but we are also unique. God threw away the mold when he made each of us! Freaks unite! Thanks Chris; looking forward to getting my copy.

  • Pingback: Chris Brogan “The Freaks Shall Inherit The Earth” « Book « ThinkUp New Media

  • Pingback: RTLP #036: Chris Brogan, Author, The Freaks Shall Inherit the Earth | Read to Lead Podcast

  • Pingback: Chris Brogan on launching a new magazine and entrepreneurship for weirdos

  • Pingback: New Trend Alert Ancient Meets Modern | Modern Antiquity | Mocha

  • Pingback: Important Messages From Chris Brogan | Burlington High School Help Desk

  • Pingback: ‘The Freaks Shall Inherit the Earth’ from Chris Brogan | PERPETUAL RADAR

  • Pingback: Freak Success: A Dialog With Chris Brogan

  • stevemouzon

    Chris, will it be available as an audiobook? Love listening to books!

  • Philip Quintas

    I’m not an employeepreneur, but I enjoyed chapter 7 anyway (maybe I secretly want to be one or have them working for me!) This is too short for a blog post so I thought it would make a decent (although perhaps a too long) comment:

    Frank was one of the very best videographers who ever worked for me. He was a graduate of a film school but that didn’t stop him from being great with event video and being excellent to have as contract labor.

    He once told me a story about an internship he had working on the set of “The Commish” (an ABC comedy-drama series from the 90’s) one year. He said that on break as everyone was walking off set to eat lunch he noticed that there was a large light in the way. This huge 20k Fresnel was blocking the path so the crowd was walking around it. Kind of like ants avoiding a pebble.

    Frank decided to move the lamp to make an easier and more direct route for everyone else. As soon as he tried to pick up the fixture, however, a member of the union suggested that would be the last thing he ever did in the entertainment industry. Only teamsters we supposed to move the lights.

    I’ve lost contact with him over the years, but that story always stuck with me. The note at the end of the (Reject the ‘Not My Job’ Mentality) paragraph (on page 84) reminded me of Frank and his “Commish” story.

  • Melvin Hall

    Loving the book and am planning to use it in a new class with my Career and Technical Education students next year. Need details for getting Chris to my high school so I can locate a sponsor and make it happen. Thanks.

  • Pingback: In a world of nerds, geeks and freaks, can you succeed without a formal education? | Racquet Social

  • Pingback: What are the best creative business books? - :: Piece x Peace ::

  • Pingback: You Don’t Have to be a Freak to get Value from Chris Brogan’s New Book | Brian Schwartz's Tap Their Passions Blog

  • libbydbone

    my buddy’s sister makes $87 every hour on the internet
    . She has been unemployed for 6 months but last month her payment was $19402
    just working on the internet for a few hours. go right here C­a­s­h­f­i­g­.­C­O­M­