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Gonzo Capitalism: How to Make Money in an Economy That Hates You

Gonzo Capitalism: How to Make Money in an Economy That Hates You

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Welcome to the age of "peak marketplace," where everything you can imagine (and many things you can't) can be bought and sold.

Millennials and Generation Z are rewriting the rules of capitalism. Burdened with debt, stagnant wages, and the ever-rising cost of living, today's young people know that the traditional ways of earning a living are pointless, if not outright rigged. Equally disillusioned with the outdated models of work and the grueling entrepreneurial lifestyle, they are instead turning to the decentralized ecosystem of fast-moving virtual markets to pursue a host of previously unheard-of ways to pay the bills.

 

Join New York Times bestselling author Chris Guillebeau on a fascinating tour of this brave new world where novelty and creativity are currency, and the creators are in control. From the community of gamers getting paid to play; to the armchair pundits beating the bookies in online prediction markets; to TikTok "Sleepfluencers," AI artists, and the band of renegade entrepreneurs and investors upending the rules of finance, in the world of Gonzo Capitalism, anything goes.

 

Along the way, Guillebeau shows how we can all capitalize on the new tools and platforms at our disposal to discover our own unconventional ways to turn our time, talents, and creativity into income - on our own terms.

Author: Chris Guillebeau
Publisher: Little, Brown Spark
Published: 08/22/2023
Pages: 272
Binding Type: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780316491273

Review Citation(s):
Publishers Weekly 06/12/2023

About the Author
Chris Guillebeau is the New York Times bestselling author of The $100 Startup, Side Hustle, The Happiness of Pursuit, and other books. He is a serial entrepreneur, the host of the Side Hustle School podcast and the founder of the World Domination Summit, an event for cultural creatives that has, for the past decade, attracted thousands of attendees to Portland, Oregon every summer.

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