CHRIS GUILLEBEAU / $100 STARTUP: Reinvent the Way You make a Living, Do What you Love, and Create A New Future

Tuesday, May 29, 2012 - 7:30pm




Have you been searching for a rewarding, high-paying job

but aren't making any progress?


Do you have a job but feel you’re just going through the motions?


Are you called to a life of travel and adventure,

but feel chained to your desk or cubicle? 


Do you want your life to have more meaning and purpose?


Chris Guillebeau wrote this book for you.


Still in his early thirties, Chris is on the verge of completing a tour of every country on earth – he’s already visited more than 175 nations – and yet he’s never held a “real job” or earned a regular paycheck.  Rather, he has a special genius for turning ideas into income, and he uses what he earns both to support his life of adventure and to give back. 
There are many others like Chris – those who’ve found ways to opt out of traditional employment and create the time and income to pursue what they find meaningful.  Sometimes, achieving that perfect blend of passion and income doesn’t depend on shelving what you currently do.  You can start small with your venture, committing little time or money, and wait to take the real plunge when you're sure it's successful.
In preparing to write this book, Chris identified 1,500 individuals who have built businesses earning $50,000 or more from an initial investment of $100 or less, and from that group he’s chosen to focus on the 50 most intriguing case studies.  In nearly all cases, people with no special skills discovered aspects of their personal passions that could be monetized, and were able to restructure their lives in ways that gave them greater freedom and fulfillment.

Here, finally, distilled into one easy-to-use guide, are the most valuable lessons from those who’ve learned how to turn what they do into a gateway to self-fulfillment.  In ancient times, people who were dissatisfied with their lives dreamed of finding magic lamps, buried treasure, or streets paved with gold.  Today, we know that it’s up to us to change our lives.  And the best part is, if we change our own life, we can help others change theirs.  This remarkable book will start you on your way.



If you’d like to share a one-minute description of your startup plan, Chris will offer a one-minute response. Get inspired!


"THE $100 STARTUP is a twofer: It's a kick in the pants to get started on your dream and a road map for finding your way once you begin. If you're not ready to launch your own business after reading this book, you need to go back and read it again!"

-- Daniel H. Pink



Host of the World Domination Summit, an international gathering of creative people, Chris Guillebeau is focused on encouraging individual quests while also “giving back.”



The $100 Startup: Reinvent the Way You Make a Living, Do What You Love, and Create a New Future By Chris Guillebeau Cover Image
ISBN: 9780307951526
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Crown Currency - May 8th, 2012