Gonzo Capitalism

How to Make Money in An Economy That Hates You


By Chris Guillebeau

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Discover “new paths to prosperity you never knew existed” in this “must-read guide to the new economy.”  (Ozan Varol, author of Awaken Your Genius)

The traditional ways of earning a living are outdated, if not outright rigged. That’s why a growing number of enterprising individuals are instead turning to the growing ecosystem of decentralized, 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 is currency, and the creators are in control. Along the way, you’ll meet a colorful cast of renegades who are driving this money revolution, including:
  • A teenager who earned more than $400,000 helping indecisive parents pick the perfect name for their newborn child
  • The armchair pundits and pop culture enthusiasts making hundreds of dollars a day betting on everything from local elections to who will be next to be voted off Love Island via online “prediction markets”.
  • A broke 29-year-old who bartered her way from a hairpin to a new house—twice—while gaining internet fame in the process.
  • The gamers racking up digital currency by breeding virtual crabs in the metaverse.
  • A remote worker who collects two six-figure salaries from simultaneously working two different jobs.

Gonzo Capitalism is your field guide to the new rules of money, where any and everything is for sale. In it, you’ll learn how capitalize on today’s technology and platforms to turn your time, talents, and creativity into income—on your own terms.

  • “A must-read guide to the new economy. This book will help you navigate emerging paths to prosperity that you didn’t even know existed. If you weren’t a Chris Guillebeau fan already, you will be after this read.”
    Ozan Varol, bestselling author of Awaken Your Genius and Think Like a Rocket Scientist
  • “A fascinating romp through the Wild West of modern capitalism. The underlying reality of our financial system has changed, and very few people understand the radical implications of that shift for our lives. Gonzo Capitalism is like a field guide to understanding these trends—and how to directly benefit from them in the form of currency in your pocket.”
    Tiago Forte, author of Building a Second Brain
  • “For the first time in history, the people in power no longer get to decide who has the chance to make money off their ideas: we all do. Gonzo Capitalism will inspire you to find creative ways to add new income streams and build new wealth using use the tools you already have access to.”
    Arlan Hamilton, Founder and Managing Partner of Backstage Capital and author of It’s About Damn Time

On Sale
Aug 22, 2023
Page Count
304 pages
Little Brown Spark

Chris Guillebeau

About the Author

Chris Guillebeau is the New York Times bestselling author of The $100 Startup, The Happiness of Pursuit, and other books. During a lifetime of self-employment that included a four-year commitment as a volunteer executive in West Africa, he visited every country in the world (193 in total) before his thirty-fifth birthday. His daily podcast, Side Hustle School, is downloaded more than two million times a month.

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