Chris Guillebeauspeaks, writes and travels. He’s been to every country but six. His latest book is The $100 Startup http://www.amazon.com/Chris-Guillebeau/e/B003G218QO/ref=sr_tc_2_0?qid=1345128663&sr=8-2-ent. His blog is called The Art of Non-Conformity http://chrisguillebeau.com/3×5/. I am thankful that he allowed me to interview him for you.
Tell us about your background.
I’m a writer, traveler, and entrepreneur. Before that I was a musician and I worked overseas for several years.
How do you use the metaphor World Domination?
Pursuing big goals while making the world a better place for others at the same time.
You also talk often of non-conformity. Does World Domination play a part in that?
Sure. Non-conformity as I define is largely about understanding motivations and questioning assumptions.
You just finished your second World Domination Summit a few months ago. Will there be a WDS3?
Most definitely! July 5-7, 2013 in Portland.
You travel more than Santa Claus. Tell us how this wanderlust started.
I like being on the move — relaxing stresses me out. It started about ten years ago when I was an aid worker in West Africa.
Tell us three very interesting things about you that most of us will not know.
- My high-school principal had my stepmother’s number on speed-dial.
- I’m diagnosed with ADD and see it as a strength instead of a weakness (at least most of the time).
- I have coffee and pastry every day at 3pm.
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