You know how some people tie their happiness into seeing other people create dreams, achieve goals, and realize success?
Robin Good is like that.
Thousands of people have deep respect for who Robin is and what he does. And just as many love why he’s become a master curator around a number of topics.
His life trajectory has ranged from thinking he wanted to be a classically trained biologist to knowing he needed to be an “informational nurse” for people around the world.
I guess we can expect as much from a guy who describes himself as a citizen of the world.
You’ll love this conversation if you’re interested in new media tools, storytelling, marketing, vivid verbal imagery and, of course, curating.
Unofficially, this is the third installment of the Smart and Simple Matters series on curating. It started with the foundations of “Experience Curating,” took on a new life when Steve Rosenbaum knocked our socks off, and now continues with a different perspective from the vibrant, inspirational Robin.
You’ll see in the links below that he’s all over the place. That’s a good thing because Robin likes to engage people on different platforms, through different mediums, and on many topics.
Both he and I share a love for the spoken word though. But we do differ on some key ideas.
For example, we differ on how much you need to laser target a specific niche to be successful online. And we also disagree about the usefulness of Seth Godin’s books (I’m in the minority on that one, though).
Come get your curating on and let Robin be your DJ in this unpredictable, motivational chat!
What You’ll Learn
Robin’s no one-trick-pony and he proves it over-and-over.
In this episode you’ll learn about:
- How you can be someone’s bow and let them be their own arrow
- Why 1975 was a very good year for Italy (and for Robin)
- Why money inspires greed… at corporations and non-profits
- How Robin moved his newsletter online and started to make money hand… over… fist
- How you can be an “informational nurse” for your community
- Why relying on Google search results is like relying on a Big Mac to make you healthy
- The three-step process to get your own “P.I.E.”
- How to develop power in alliances with similarly passionate people
Resources and Items Mentioned in This Episode Include:
- [00:30] Joel’s Ignite “Experience Curating” talk recap and an update on his upcoming book
- [10:11] Robin’s seeds of awesomeness
- [16:48] Robin’s transition into becoming an independent media publisher
- [26:15] Why a good curator is like an awesome DJ
- [31:30] How curating gives you god-like powers to shape your environment
- [36:02] Robin’s recommendations about search engines and starting in independent publishing
- [46:42] Robin’s tips for using your voice to make an impact
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