Esquire. Ford Motors. Burton Snowboards. The Obama Administration. While all of these brands are vastly different, they share at least one thing in common: a teeny, little bit of Aaron Draplin.
Draplin is one of the new school of influential graphic designers who combine the power of design, social media, entrepreneurship, and DIY aesthetic to create a successful business and way of life.
Andrew Warner is an internet, startup entrepreneur. When he graduated from college, he founded Bradford & Reed, a company that ran a collection of startups.
He now runs Mixergy, where he invites proven entrepreneurs to teach how they built their startups. The entrepreneurs featured on Mixergy include the founders of Wikipedia, Groupon, LivingSocial, LinkedIn, and over 1,500 others. In Generation Freedom, he shares details of lessons learned.
Anna Louise Harris is a vintage shopkeeper curating an online store to help her live a bohemian lifestyle she enjoys.
The lifestyle her business allows her to live is slow living: stirring her morning coffee with a hand carved wooden spoon, keeping flowers on her bedside to smell when she wakes up, pulling all of the beautiful things around her into her home.
She tells you how she's used social media and Etsy to build an ideal life for herself.
Brennan Agranoff founded his sports apparel customization company HoopSwagg at age 13.
He has been pursuing entrepreneurship since age seven where he began selling his first products and flipping garage sale items on eBay.
He’s been featured in numerous publications such as CNN, Entrepreneur.com, and Bisnett.com, and was named the 2017 Youth Entrepreneur of the Year by Baylor University.
Brian Clark has been building businesses with online content marketing since 1998, way before anyone used that term. Seven years and three successful businesses later, Brian decided to share what he knew with the world.
He started Copyblogger as a simple one-man blog. It evolved into a highly profitable company with 8 figures in annual revenue thanks to useful content, smart copywriting, and exceptional products and services.
His vision is to help you create the kind of audience-focused content that helps you reach your goals.
Chris Ducker is a serial entrepreneur and author of the bestseller, "Virtual Freedom", and more recently, "Rise of the Youpreneur".
Based in Cambridge, England, he owns and operates several businesses, housing over 400 full-time employees combined internationally.
He's also a trusted international business mentor, keynote speaker, podcaster, blogger, as well as the founder of Youpreneur.com - the leading personal brand business education company in the world.
Chris Huntley built his insurance blog, InsuranceBlogbyChris.com to 70,000 visits per month then sold it for 7 digits.
His websites and blogs have taken him from a work-at-home “solo entrepreneur” to a legitimate agency owner with an office, agents, and assistants.
He details his evolution from broke life insurance salesman with no leads to an online entrepreneur in Generation Freedom.
Cole Cuchna is the host and creator of the serialized music podcast Dissect.
Dissect picks one album per season and analyzes one song per episode, measure by measure, word by word.
Season 1 examines “To Pimp a Butterfly” by Kendrick Lamar. Season 2 tackles “My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy” by Kanye West. Season 3 dissects “Blonde” and “Channel Orange” by Frank Ocean.
Jason Hibbs builds, designs, and sells custom furniture online through bourbonmoth.com.
He runs a woodworking shop and handmade goods business with his wife in Oregon.
His carefully curated Instagram account drives a ton of business towards him. Hear about his history, how he markets his business, and what he does to stay ahead product-wise.
John Lee Dumas is the host of Entrepreneurs on Fire, an award-winning Podcast where he interviews today's most successful Entrepreneurs. JLD has interviewed over 2000 Entrepreneurs (including Tony Robbins, Seth Godin, Gary Vaynerchuk, Barbara Corcoran, Tim Ferriss, and many more), and EOFire has over 1 million monthly listens.
Through these interviews, he learned the #1 reason Entrepreneurs are successful. They have ONE BIG IDEA and go ALL IN. That is what he talks you through in Generation Freedom.
Lee Shaker is a mass & political communication scholar. His primary interest lies in understanding the ways that new communication technologies affect society.
As part of this, several of his recent articles assess how the changing media environment alters the relationship that citizens have with their local communities.
In Generation Freedom, he walks you through the evolution of mass media communication and how it has created unprecedented business opportunities.
Fine artist, illustrator, and author Lisa Congdon is best known for her colorful paintings and hand lettering. She works for clients around the world including MoMA, REI, Harvard University, among many others.
She is the author of seven books, including the starving-artist-myth-smashing Art Inc: The Essential Guide to Building Your Career as an Artist.
She was named one of 40 Women Over 40 to Watch in 2015 and she is featured in the 2017 book, 200 Women Who Will Change the Way You See the World.
Meagan Wristen is a freelance travel writer, blogger, and social media influencer. Meagan is the author and host of MommyTravels.net. Meagan writes for 10Best.com/Travel Media Group at USA Today, Travelocity, and TravelingMom.com.
Meagan also contributes to SheBuysCars.com, MiniTime.com, and Trekaroo. She tells you exactly how she built her brand in Generation Freedom.
Olaniyi “Niyi” Sobo is a former American football fullback. He played college football at Portland State. He was signed by the New Orleans Saints as an undrafted free agent in 2008.
After being cut from the NFL due to an injury, Niyi decided to begin coaching. From there, in addition to being a full-time firefighter, he has built a coaching company imnotyou.com to help young athletes be successful at an elite level.
Pat Flynn is a beloved thought leader in online entrepreneurship, digital marketing, and lifestyle businesses.
Pat has been featured in The New York Times and Forbes Magazine for his accomplishments, and his book, Will it Fly? reached the Wall Street Best Sellers list.
His top-ranked business podcast, The Smart Passive Income Podcast, has earned over 33 million downloads and continues to inspire people with his message.
Paula Pant is the founder of award-winning website AffordAnything.com and a writer and speaker, specializing in money and business.
She has been featured in more than four dozen major publications, including Forbes, Fortune, Money.com, AOL DailyFinance, Marketplace Money, Magazine, and many more.
She speaks at conferences across the nation on money, business, and lifestyle.
Stephen Chou is the founder of My Wife Quit Her Job - a blog and podcast discussing small business entrepreneurs killing it online. When his wife became pregnant, the two made it their mission to help Jennifer ditch her soul-sucking 9-5 while still generating income for their growing family. Within a year, the two built an online shop and six-figure revenue stream.
From there, he has gone on to create a profitable online business of his own. With candid honesty and actionable advice, Steve shares everything the two did right AND wrong to help you on your journey.