The Owner's Mind with Chris Brogan

I interview Jim Levine who runs LGRliterary.com, a top shelf literary agency based out of New York. Great company who represented Julien Smith and I for our book, The Impact Equation, and helped us make a great advance on that book. 

I ask Jim who he represents (Dan Arielly, Gillian Flynn, Marc Benioff, etc). 

I ask Jim how he picks who he works with. He says he works with people, not on specific books. Jim's answer is that he picks people who are willing to work with his team, who work hard, because no book is ever polished right out of the gate. 

I ask if most people bring him a mess and not an amazing book. He says MOST people do deliver "an embarrassing draft" and that's what he wants. That's what the team can work with. 

Do you push people past the "has to be perfect" hurdle? Yes, absolutely. Jim sees himself as a coach who helps people work through the deadlines. 

I ask Jim to share who is a favorite client of his. 

Jim finishes by saying that the death of publishing has been greatly exaggerated. There's plenty of great work going on in publishing and lots of great books and companies out there. He loves unearthing more topics he's curious about than anything else. 

For more on Jim, go to http://lgrliterary.com 

If you actually READ all these notes, write me back - chris@owner.media and tell me that you read them all. 

Direct download: 92jimlevine.mp3
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You want to live a good life? Jonathan Fields has your buckets ready. http://cbrogan.me/goodlife or http://goodlifeproject.com/book . Get into this. 

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What to do when you're feeling lost in the wild and how to get past what's holding you back. Complete with self-referential self reference and background noise. 

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Category:leadership -- posted at: 7:39am PDT

Eric Davis on his book, Raising Men - http://cbrogan.me/raisingmen 

Come see what we're doing at Owner Media Group - http://owner.media 

Direct download: 88ericdavis.mp3
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You're smart. Robert Cialdini knows this and is out with an amazing new book called PREsuasion, about how to influence. Huge book by an amazing author. 

Link to the book: http://cbrogan.me/presuasion

Link to Dr Cialdini's site: http://influenceatwork.com 

Direct download: 87robertcialdini.mp3
Category:marketing -- posted at: 6:45am PDT

John "Jay Jay" French runs Twisted Sister, and he's also the guitarist, business manager, and a lot more. We talk to Jay Jay about his documentary, "We Are Twisted Sister," about his tribute concert to remember drummer A.J. Pero, "Metal Meltdown", and more. The links for this are http://cbrogan.me/twisted and http://cbrogan.me/metal . 

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People learn differently. They reach conclusions differently. You do, too. What do we do to understand this and act better around this? How will it grow your business? And Eid Mubarak and happy birthday to Jeff Pulver as well! 

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Category:leadership -- posted at: 6:35am PDT

I have no guests today. Just me! in this, I talk about my new book, Find Your Writing Voice, and I talk about the cool JUMPSTART offer I've got at my company. Beyond that, I don't think I mentioned anything worthy of a show note. Oh wait, I talked about the Sodastream machine. There. That's all the notes! Promised you that I'd write better show notes and voila! Drop me an email and tell me you read them? chris@owner.media 

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Category:work -- posted at: 6:17am PDT

Great time talking about cybersecurity and cybersafety wtih Tim Burrows, who runs his own awesome podcast about social media and law enforcement. 

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Category:Interviews -- posted at: 6:42am PDT

My son, Harold Brogan, enlightens us about "soundclown" and "shitpost" music, which is something I doubt you've ever heard before. Later, in the secret part, my daughter talks to me about "Don't Hug Me, I'm Scared," a YouTube sensation. This one's pretty unique. Like my kids. 

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Category:Culture -- posted at: 8:33am PDT