by MisterNichols » Thu Sep 01, 2011 10:25 pm
by superuberbob » Wed Sep 14, 2011 10:24 pm
by MaDuce » Thu Sep 15, 2011 1:08 am
by Dan » Thu Sep 15, 2011 2:02 pm
MisterNichols wrote:Dan, I like what you have to say. Maybe that makes you right. Maybe that just means that we're both morons. I have no monopoly on objectivity.
But I do know that you are a student of military history. I know that you have studied strategy. I know that you have read Sun-tzu. If you have read the Art of War, you must know something of The Way.
Because of what I know, I am confused about how you have chosen to run your operation. True words don't carry themselves. You must live in the age you are born, and we live in an age of self-promotion where you can get your fix every minute of every day.
To succeed at promoting your message these days, you must tweet about the book you've written about your philosophy, and you must go on the Daily Show and Fresh Air to discuss your thoughts on that book.
You must also tweet and blog about current events at a reasonable frequency, showing your followers that you engage with the world that they live in. In modern terms, you are distant from your audience. This forum is a fish tank.
You have no book. You rarely twitter. What is your goal?
So it is in a world of quick fixes I find you giving me podcasts every two weeks while Dave Ramsey has a daily multi-hour radio show. While other gurus are promoting themselves on twitter by connecting their message to the here and now, I wonder when I will get my next fix of Dan Carlin, regardless of the truth and purpose of your mission.
What is your marketing strategy? What exactly are you trying to accomplish? You have wisdom and knowledge: what are you trying to build with these tools?
So I throw down The Gauntlet. I challenge you to justify teasing me with intelligent political thinking while you continue to have no real strategy for promoting independent thinking in this country.
Stop reading history, and write your book. Start promoting yourself. Start making change happen.
Your Avid Fan,
by boethius » Thu Sep 15, 2011 2:14 pm
by Dan » Thu Sep 15, 2011 2:40 pm
He'd speed up production by using a templated format for the show.
by DBTrek » Thu Sep 15, 2011 2:55 pm
Dan wrote:Now, people often have ideas for ways to improve our productivity (suggesting interns, or often volunteering to help themselves)...but the things I need help on would only benefit from a clone of ME. After all...do you want some intern tweeting as me? (might be funny though...)..or how about coming up with the "twists" for Hardcore History? Or making the final calls on the T-shirt design?
by Cid » Thu Sep 15, 2011 3:39 pm
by Dan » Thu Sep 15, 2011 3:53 pm
DBTrek wrote:So . . . your predisposition toward heinous micro-management and iron-fisted control of every aspect of the show is what's holding you back?
Did I read that right?
by exposno1 » Thu Sep 15, 2011 4:17 pm
by Dan » Thu Sep 15, 2011 4:44 pm
This seems especially hard in what I perceive to be Dan's operation, where he is: leader, talent, researcher, writer, director, marketing, public relations and sales staff.
by exposno1 » Thu Sep 15, 2011 5:11 pm
I couldn't agree with you more. I say this not only as one of your customers, but as someone who's discovered this himself.Dan wrote:We figure that the MOST important thing is the quality of the product.
by Dan » Thu Sep 15, 2011 5:19 pm
by boethius » Fri Sep 16, 2011 8:22 am
by superuberbob » Fri Sep 16, 2011 9:53 am