I LOVE this story so much we are getting the guy on the podcast in a week or two. I can't give this story justice ...
Now this is a really interesting case study from the team behind ThemeForest, VideoHive and CodeCanyon. One of their "author/developers" ThemeFusion, a partnership between Luke ...
This whole bitcoin thing really has me intrigued and confused... Until I saw this video that did a great job of explaining it all. (BTW, ...
Eben Pagan has just released a new report and video teaching the 5 steps to increase your productivity as an entrepreneur. I registered and took ...
Is it really possible to become a world-class copywriter in just 30 days? One of the most famous letters in the illustrious The Gary Halbert ...
I'm joining Andy Jenkins, Don Crowther, and a whole bunch of other "superheroes" over the next few weeks to do a series of online sessions ...
The older I get, the more into documentaries I am getting... Not sure what that says about me, or my youth. But nonetheless, if you ...
Continuing on the e-mail bandwagon... This 59-page eBook from SaneBox doesn't require an opt-in and is full of really cool little tips and hacks. If ...
If you've been around for a while, you know I can't live without TextExpander on my Mac... Well, PhraseExpress looks like a pretty good Windows ...
Holy crap – 2 hours and 14 minutes. That's how long on average it takes to get through the stacks of e-mail you get every ...
Don't be fooled by its subtitle... Yes, it's written by a vegan Ironman triathlete, but the chapter on stress is AMAZING. Super insightful and I ...
Interested in working directly with me, as a trusted and long-term extension of your own board of directors? As of writing, I actually have a one-on-one ...
This book has sold over 1 million copies and is essentially a 12-week creativity guidebook. I've just started it and am really enjoying the process. ...
Don't need a full-time personal virtual assistant, but would love to get those naggy little tasks off your to-do list? Fancy Hands has some pretty ...
A great interview and article about Tim's recent book launch. If you're in the publishing game, there are not many people better than Tim that ...
Ahead of its release on March 19, Justin Timberlake's new album The 20/20 Experience was streaming in its entirety not just on Spotify and Rdio, ...
Not only is this (apparently) scientifically proven, but it's just cool. It's simply streams the sounds of a coffee shop. Yep, that's it. Research has ...
Are you sick of explaining to Grandpa how search (and Google) actually works? This cool animated guide might help.
Are you getting over your app development projects? If so, here are the questions you need to ask yourself to determine if you should move ...
Over the course of his prolific career, Twain received countless letters from his adoring readers and, occasionally, his critics. Two hundred of them, written according ...
If you've been around these traps for a while, you'd be aware of my man crush on Robert Cialdini and his Influence Factors. Well, this ...
With Google Reader entering its slow death, there are going to be a tonne of great alternatives hitting the interwebs over the next two months. ...
Every month or so there is a new viral meme that takes over the web. Most recently, it was the Harlem Shake started by some ...
We had a few hundred people sign up for the webinar I guest-hosted for the ScreenSteps team last week on outsourcing, which was such a ...
There's been a lot of talk (and e-mails) flying around about Ryan Deiss' Authority ROI... and there's a few things I wanted to share about ...
As long time listeners to the podcast would know, I'm a huge John Mayer fan and love when he talks about his creative process.
Want an awesome little hack to keep you on track towards your goals? Well, this could very well be it. A short article with a ...
“Do you know the thing people who take educational courses want most?” This is a very good take on the reality of the 'info-marketing" industry. ...
I clearly spent a little time on SEJ this week, but this is another standout article that is relevant to everyone in our Community, online ...
This is a really interesting story on how one of the biggest florist networks got Google-slapped due to some "creative" marketing.
This is actually an insightful 26-page report that's worth a read. YES, it's the start of Ryan Deiss' new launch, but the report is worth ...
I'm very honoured to be a guest on a webinar with the Blue Mango Community (makers of ScreenSteps) in a week or so. We're going ...
Lululemon store girl showing Mark their required reading list. Impressive! What are you doing to make you team better?
I'm really glad I am still old enough to remember doing a lot of these... and still smart enough to still do a few on ...
This is a super easy list of rules that were originally tweeted by Emma Coates, Pixar's Story Artist. There are some really cool ideas here ...
In this episode, Dom continues the Foundations series. This time he talks about one of the most difficult challenges for a lot of small businesses: ...
OK, so this is a MUST-watch. When 13-year-old Logan LaPlante grows up, he wants to be happy and healthy. He discusses how hacking his education ...
We're currently in the process of updating our SimplyHeadsets.com.au site. And as part of the journey, we're reworking all our product descriptions, and this article ...
Another gem from ConversionXL, except this time it's a stellar guest post. There isn't anything mind-blowingly new here, but a solid reinforcement of things we ...
Put together by our good friend Brent Hodgson of Market Samurai and ZenTester fame... the blog covers a whole range of travel hacks, frequent-flyer tricks ...
This hasn't formally been announced yet, but Ed Dale and the 30DC crew are running an event this year in Orlando... and as a test, ...
While I've been distracted by dirty diapers, Dom has been doing a great job holding the fort strong with a mini-series on 'Foundations.' I'm back ...
It's the latest offering from Dan Kennedy... need I say more? Did you know that boomers and seniors own over 50% of the US wealth, ...
Podcaster? You might want to be across this, in case it's actually has legs.
What a fantastic case study. Nothing more to say than, if you are a marketer, READ THIS and find ONE THING you can swipe and ...
Whether you like it or not, the Kardashians are by far the most effective and savvy marketing machine going around. This article is worth a ...
This is the little brother to ScreenSteps that we use and have recommended for years. If you're a Mac user and think ScreenSteps is too ...
It's amazing how color online can influence customer buying habits. This article does a great job addressing color psychology basics and ways you can use ...
We all know how catching and in vogue infographics are right now... And if you want to get on that bandwagon too, this article lists ...
Companies spend millions to advertise their wares during the game, but the big halftime drawcards get nothing?!? This is another great article by Zack on the ...
Finding the right name for the company is one of the many challenges that a start-up faces early on. Name brainstorming is a long exhaustive ...
When it comes to pricing our products and services, most of us don't have a clue what we're doing. According to Priceless author William Poundstone, ...
Direct from a Preneur Community member, Mark Copeman! There are a couple of golden oldies here, but a few new ones I hadn't seen before.
This is a really interesting video from Dr. Anthony, the director of Noble Samurai's training "Dojo." He has a PhD, a background in neuroscience, and ...
The team stumbled across this awesome online resource that simply lists 5391 royalty-free video clips which have been grouped into 21 categories. There are some ...
Please tell me you've read Cialdini's book! If you have, this is a great refresher... and if not, this is a must-watch animation describing the ...
This is a real fascinating article on the movie and Chinese restaurant industries, and why Chinese restaurants don't look like Chinese restaurants. While you read ...
If you need to do recurring billing but want to avoid PayPal, this solution looks like it's worth checking out.
Speaking of crowdfunding: if you're not in the US or UK, what alternatives are there to Kickstarter? This article does a good job of breaking ...
This is an incredible story; they effectively created a brand new market segment/niche and made a huge impact in just 3 short years of existence. ...
The team behind one of the best online help desk applications, Zendesk, posted a great article on their blog a few weeks back about hiring ...
An interview I did with Andy from The Entrepreneur School few weeks back was released this week. We cover a lot of really cool ground ...
If you saw the video edition of Noise Reduction last week, you would have seen the link to Kyle Rush's article and breakdown of the ...
This is a fantastic article on the blog of KickoffLabs (a tool similar to Unbounce) about the process they went through to create a promo ...
Cool app, but the dev story is even better.
Always good to be aware of generalised habits, but test your list yourself.
I still prefer to test long from first, but always good to know both angles.
Michael, AKA Mark Ford, is the brains behind the $300ish million Agora Group.
Very cool doco on the "The Methods, Math & Myths of Monopoly."
Some really cool takeaways in this article. Good even if you're not travelling.
I'm falling more in love with David Seah's every week. You should too.
I don't agree with everything here, but worth putting in your swipe file.
A nice, easy way to calculate revenues for a continuity-based business.
I'm reading a prerelease copy and it's fantastic. Preorder this today!
My opinion, analysis and thoughts are up on our blog.
One lonnnng article, but worth the time investment!
Story, story, story... It's all about the story.
Funny video that has a lot of lessons for entrepreneurs.
Interesting info graph on the SERPs, PPC + CTRs.
If you're into apps, might want to check this out.
A must have for all marketers. Events + Calendar dates to tie into your promos.
Secret: Peter Shallard has helped me on a few occasions.
If you're doing any type video, watch these gems.
How most businesspeople just don't understand money (and sales pitch).
How most businesspeople just don't understand money (and sales pitch).
USA TODAY launches ad competition: Win $1 million in free ad space.
The same survey found that only 49% of marketers WITH what they termed 'customer retention strategies' THINK those strategies are working!
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Amazing book! A fantastic story of one of the first and greatest marketers to ever live. A business book in disguise.
Why not just buy one from a Preneur Community member?
Apparently online marketing is the highest-paid job in the USA.
Ever since I was 16, I've been told Ben Affleck looks like me ;) Do you agree?
Some very interesting facts to take note of.
If you're interested in S+D'ing the DRTV industry, this is worth a look.
Make sure you also download the special PDF report. Also GOLD!
Take a listen to part of a private convo I had with Oren recently. GOLD!
I've been loving the Dan Kennedy Newsletter archives recently. AMAZING!
If you need some ideas for marketing events/excuses, this book is awesome.
Well, we will see about that... Fleur is 3 months pregnant with our first child - Surprise!
Know thy target market (Affluent = Disposable income).
If you are not testing or iterating, you are losing money!
The interview on The Rise To The Top is worth watching as well.
There's been some killer episodes since the last Noise Reduction.
This is going to save me hundreds of dollars each week - literally.
Andy Jenkins has released a huge + detailed guide.
Dom and I talk about stick strategies + upsells this week.
I read a pre-release galley version of this book this week = Must-Read!
Just a handy resource to have.
This is the actual pitch deck they used to raise funds.
Love or hate his music, this kid and his team are switched on.
I love reading rejection letters; very inspiring.
I've literally watched this 3 times now.
Right message, right market at the right time!
Ryan's new book went on pre-sale this week. It's my most-anticipated upcoming read, by the way.
I predict Facebook will be playing this game in the next 12 months.
More on this and the platform we used in the coming weeks.
Playing the app game? This might be some good intel.
Dom and I answered a lot of the questions from the survey on the podcast this week.
We had such a great response to the community survey; and results are on the blog.
Another funky app for iOS developers + screencasters.
"…inside of the echo chamber is where all the boring people hang out."
I'll be trying #1 next month when I head to the USA.
It's amazing what Apple's Newsstand creates.
Cool interview about entrepreneurial health.
If you've been watching what's happening in the Apple Newsstand space, this is an interesting read.
This is an overview video of our team's newest OSX app.
Great article on the various microphone options for iPhone and iPads.
If you're interested in developing iPhone games, make sure you watch this and grab the DVD.
Last week, Dom and I discussed all things pricing and how to charge more for your stuff.
These guys created a very engaging (and now viral) intro video for their new business.
A great reference book, full of stories from top CEOs to use in your marketing and writing.
There's also a bookmarklet (you know I love them).
Very well-researched blog post.
If you haven't checked out ifttt, you're missing out.
Also, check out all the back episodes and show notes at our new website.
Great book on thinking and applying knowledge.
Ask a question and find the right book to read.
Free Mac + PC software that does all the grunt work.
Opt-in and then check out the new player YouTube gives you.
It even creates personalised programs. Very cool.
Lots of other really cool lessons in comic form here too.
If you're enjoying it, please leave us some feedback on iTunes.
If you haven't heard all the noise around this book, you have now. A must-read!
Interesting social way to buy and sell expertise.
If you're a publisher, definitely worth a look.
You might be surprised where you stack up on a global scale.
There's been a few episodes since the last NoiseReduction, so listen to them all.
It's amazing that a legend of comedy still goes through so many struggles 'getting back out there.'
WOW - Very cool book with easy, quick and implementable ideas from speed reading to note-taking.
Some oldies mixed with some new services worth checking out.
Can you ever have too many mind map tools?
Putler analyses, searches and downloads all your PayPal transactions.
Great template for quickly outlining the structure of books for learning or review purposes.
... or you financially support an ANTI-charity.
This week, Dom & I try a radical experiment in Productivity. If you join in, we guarantee that what we suggest will improve your productivity.
A great presentation from Tim Ferriss.
Some great alternatives to the typical apps we all use.
I love the 1st one: an infographic on infographics!
Starting out making videos? Vimeo's resource centre is awesome.
Starting something new? This is a good swipe resource.
This week, we talk about a very different night out before digging into the topic of 'Trade Exchanges' and the concept of the 'Mirror Economy'.
A great series on 'Winning' with Tim Ferris, Tony Robbins + more.
This year's 'Challenge' has started; and if you want to learn how to make a $1 online, you want to take on The Challenge.
It's a few months old, but I stumbled across it again this week. A must-watch.
This week's book comes highly recommended by Ed Dale.
Speed reading is becoming a trend in this edition of Noise.re/duction.
If you are into SEO, give this a test.
Fantastic for books that are not in Kindle or e-format yet.
I'm not normally a fan of branding, but some good tools here.
This guy is a freak; but i do LOVE this process.
This week, we discuss the topic of modelling successful people and principles, and how important it is to understand WHY something is being done.
Includes Seth Godin, Gary V, 50 Cent and Tom Peters.
If you're going to use images in your marketing, best be using royalty free images.
Focusing is about saying 'no'.
This week I'm joined my Ed Dale as we discuss two mutual loves: running & John Mayer. [Image from www.myspace.com/johnmayer/]
It reads like a very one-sided view of the self-help industry (keep a grain of salt nearby).
It's only audio, but it's well worth a listen. This man is so much more than a musician.
This is the single most important thing that you'll do to your blog this year.
Think www.Noise.re/duction with ideas and snippets from the best biz books.
Need a reality check to keep you motivated?
A very worthy cause, and great 34th birthday idea.
A very, very funny man. Just don't mention the war.
On this week's podcast, Dom and I compare Ironman training to entrepreneurship.
Also check out Steven Levy's Wired article: "Inside Google+".
Looks awesome, but I haven't had the greatest results with it yet.
Skip the pricey software packages with AlternativeTo!
Why do all the cool start-ups only happen in San Fran? I want this service.
Want something a little more engaging for those forums?
The subtitle says it all -- "Having Fun on the Road to World Domination."
Watch it with a niece or nephew if you need an excuse -- but it's worth the watch. ...and the story of his manager Scooter Braun ...
Wanna learn more about SendOutCards - Check out a 7-day trial via my aff link: www.SendOutCards.com/7DayTrial.
Make sure you check out RescueTime + Focus Booster.
This is how I found Noise.re/duction - the new home of this newsletter on the web.
Mix this with a ScreenFlow recording and you've got WOW.
Don't let the fact Microsoft created this put you off...
In honour of Eliyahu M. Goldratt who passed away last month -- It's an oldie but a must-read.
The creative processes of some of the world's most awesome product designers (ala Jony Ive).
I've just released a new self-published book on Kindle over at: http://www.noise.re/duction/05_KindleBook.
Cool tool for livening up presentations with quotes about numbers.
Just got the intros + outros done for my new podcast - highly recommended.
A great read, similar to "Do The Work". (Thanks to Dan Dobos for the recommendation).
It's not new, but a must-watch if your health and well-being is important to you.
Covers everything from pro football players to poker players, and has a Malcolm Gladwell-esque feel.
"Peepmail is a tool that allows you to discover business email addresses for users, even if their email address may not be publicly available or ...
It's a hassle-free alternative (time-saving) to Elance, etc.
I've just started to use this service and it's becoming very handy indeed.
Link this with the speed animation Fiverr gig and away you go.
Well, Amazon is selling more eBooks than printed books now.
Get a cool speed animation video created for your next project...
It's always reassuring that successful people have struggles and hurdles too.
Great resource, especially if you don't have Netflix.
Even if you don't wanna buy Frank Kern's stuff - you gotta love the entertainment factor of his videos.
We are doing this in our office next week; I'll blog about how it goes.
Mix the previous Fiverr offer with VideoHive and you can have something very cool and custom done.
Get a HD intro for your online videos for $5...
I actually interviewed John last week so keep an eye out for that on the blog.
Really interesting on many levels + check out what one good testimonial can do.
This is a new blog post I published recently. (It's Mac + PC-friendly too).
You gotta opt-in just to watch a great marketer do great marketing.
Farts: go to jail, do not pass go. Do not collect 99 cents...
I only just discovered eBay offer a free analytics tools for sellers.
It's worth it just for Text Expander. It's a must have.
I'm now thinking of training for the Aussie Memory Championships in Sept.
Great content, but also awesome 'context' -- what a great way to turn a bestselling book into a doco.
Another must read book from the author of 'The War Of Art'
How to Focus with Pomodoro Technique...
How to find creative commons content with Google...
Latest posts include how you can outsource video creation and how you can use use iTunes Star Rating to manage and organise your audiobook collection.
It's a fun read.