Jim Rossi is creating Nonfiction Writing & Curation
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WHAT DO I DO & WHAT IS THE VALUE PROPOSITION?

I am a writer, historian, and curator - and often, to borrow Sherlock Holmes’ title, a consulting detective. My focus: history, science & business. My goal? To help Reverse-Engineer the Echo Chamber of clickbait and Left/Right political polarization. I turn my readers on to valuable information and new ideas from different people they may never find otherwise, helping to create new knowledge and new opportunities while saving their valuable time. By supporting me on Patreon, you will help me continue and expand my work - and my readership - while earning an honest living.


MY PROFESSIONAL JOURNEY

"It takes 20 years to build a reputation, and five minutes to ruin it," Warren Buffett counsels. "If you think about that, you'll do things differently." I DID think about that, so I did things differently. To stand up to Big Media, do work with integrity, and protect my reputation, I've lived in my SUV, off and on, for a total of six years. And I’m NOT a journalist. Let me explain.

I used to write for the Los Angeles Times and many other mainstream publications. That was BEFORE they cratered into a clickbait and Left vs. Right political advocacy-fueled dumpster fire. The news media’s business model relies on spreading fear, violence, scandal & hyperbole to maximize clicks, views & revenue. Homey don’t play that.

"A successful man," Douglas Brinkley said, "is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him." Later, at UC Berkeley, the Journalism School fought me at every turn, but - living in my Xterra - I still finished my thesis, Reverse-Engineering the Echo Chamber, and graduated on time in 2017. Along the way, I started using LinkedIn as my primary platform. I now have over 337,000 subscribers as of July 2018 -  a global, diverse, engaged readership. And it’s a new model based on conversations between equals. Skeptical and concise yet optimistic and humorous, I want to make you think about new things – or old things in a new way, the essence of innovation and value creation. And I don’t just write, I curate. I read and share the work of others, including many of my readers' work – work I hope you will find worth your valuable time, and perhaps contribute yourselves.

And here is why I am NOT a journalist. (1) I try to avoid the 24/7 news cycle and produce work with long-term value. (2) I am not employed by a journal. (3) It's a toxic brand. (4) I have a different business model: my readers are my customers, so I'm independent of clickbait-seeking advertisers and political donors. (5) I'm not big on -isms: As Ferris Bueller said: "-Isms in my opinion are not good. A persons should not believe in -isms, he should believe in himself."

I’ve written about free speech at UC Berkeley – risking attack by masked mobs to invite speakers I didn’t even agree with; living in my Nissan Xterra as a business decision to reduce student debt; timeless leadership lessons from a World War I naval battle, data privacy and fraud prevention, the risks of false precision, marketing disruption, and a whole lot more.

WHY PATREON?
Patreon is an experiment in cutting out the middlemen - advertisers and donors - so creators like me can have a direct relationship with our readers. With your support, I will:
  • Continue and expand my content offerings on LinkedIn and elsewhere while paying my bills and putting my Xterra-living days fondly behind me.
  • Continue experimenting with a Thesis-Antithesis-Synthesis approach on a wide range of subjects. This approach – having at least 2 strong different perspectives at all times – prevents echo chambers from forming in the first place.
  • Support myself while writing nonfiction books – my first, the nonfiction Cleantech Con Artist: A True Vegas Caper comes out later in 2018. Reading this book will significantly reduce your fraud risk - a trillion-dollar problem.
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Readers
$1 or more per month 0 patrons
   
  • At $1 per month, you will help me pay my bills and put a roof over my head as I work hard to write thoughtful, valuable, concise work to benefit my reaeders. In addition to my publicly available work on LinkedIn, YouTube, and elsewhere, I will provide a searchable archive of ALL my posts on LinkedIn, including links, which collectively garner millions of views per year. These are valuable resources you may have missed. You can also read excerpts from my upcoming book Cleantech Con Artist, including audiobook previews, as well as other projects.  Additionally provide input on what kind of work you'd find most valuable for me to work on- I'll send periodic Q&A's, but you can message me anytime. 
Reader & Coach
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
 I will send you a signed copy of Cleantech Con Artist when it comes out later in 2018, in addition  to everything at the Patron level. I will also be available as a continuing resource when it comes to writing and using LinkedIn for business.
Goals
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When I reach $1000 per month, I will be able to devote 20 hours per week to writing and curating.
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WHAT DO I DO & WHAT IS THE VALUE PROPOSITION?

I am a writer, historian, and curator - and often, to borrow Sherlock Holmes’ title, a consulting detective. My focus: history, science & business. My goal? To help Reverse-Engineer the Echo Chamber of clickbait and Left/Right political polarization. I turn my readers on to valuable information and new ideas from different people they may never find otherwise, helping to create new knowledge and new opportunities while saving their valuable time. By supporting me on Patreon, you will help me continue and expand my work - and my readership - while earning an honest living.


MY PROFESSIONAL JOURNEY

"It takes 20 years to build a reputation, and five minutes to ruin it," Warren Buffett counsels. "If you think about that, you'll do things differently." I DID think about that, so I did things differently. To stand up to Big Media, do work with integrity, and protect my reputation, I've lived in my SUV, off and on, for a total of six years. And I’m NOT a journalist. Let me explain.

I used to write for the Los Angeles Times and many other mainstream publications. That was BEFORE they cratered into a clickbait and Left vs. Right political advocacy-fueled dumpster fire. The news media’s business model relies on spreading fear, violence, scandal & hyperbole to maximize clicks, views & revenue. Homey don’t play that.

"A successful man," Douglas Brinkley said, "is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him." Later, at UC Berkeley, the Journalism School fought me at every turn, but - living in my Xterra - I still finished my thesis, Reverse-Engineering the Echo Chamber, and graduated on time in 2017. Along the way, I started using LinkedIn as my primary platform. I now have over 337,000 subscribers as of July 2018 -  a global, diverse, engaged readership. And it’s a new model based on conversations between equals. Skeptical and concise yet optimistic and humorous, I want to make you think about new things – or old things in a new way, the essence of innovation and value creation. And I don’t just write, I curate. I read and share the work of others, including many of my readers' work – work I hope you will find worth your valuable time, and perhaps contribute yourselves.

And here is why I am NOT a journalist. (1) I try to avoid the 24/7 news cycle and produce work with long-term value. (2) I am not employed by a journal. (3) It's a toxic brand. (4) I have a different business model: my readers are my customers, so I'm independent of clickbait-seeking advertisers and political donors. (5) I'm not big on -isms: As Ferris Bueller said: "-Isms in my opinion are not good. A persons should not believe in -isms, he should believe in himself."

I’ve written about free speech at UC Berkeley – risking attack by masked mobs to invite speakers I didn’t even agree with; living in my Nissan Xterra as a business decision to reduce student debt; timeless leadership lessons from a World War I naval battle, data privacy and fraud prevention, the risks of false precision, marketing disruption, and a whole lot more.

WHY PATREON?
Patreon is an experiment in cutting out the middlemen - advertisers and donors - so creators like me can have a direct relationship with our readers. With your support, I will:
  • Continue and expand my content offerings on LinkedIn and elsewhere while paying my bills and putting my Xterra-living days fondly behind me.
  • Continue experimenting with a Thesis-Antithesis-Synthesis approach on a wide range of subjects. This approach – having at least 2 strong different perspectives at all times – prevents echo chambers from forming in the first place.
  • Support myself while writing nonfiction books – my first, the nonfiction Cleantech Con Artist: A True Vegas Caper comes out later in 2018. Reading this book will significantly reduce your fraud risk - a trillion-dollar problem.

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Tiers
Readers
$1 or more per month 0 patrons
   
  • At $1 per month, you will help me pay my bills and put a roof over my head as I work hard to write thoughtful, valuable, concise work to benefit my reaeders. In addition to my publicly available work on LinkedIn, YouTube, and elsewhere, I will provide a searchable archive of ALL my posts on LinkedIn, including links, which collectively garner millions of views per year. These are valuable resources you may have missed. You can also read excerpts from my upcoming book Cleantech Con Artist, including audiobook previews, as well as other projects.  Additionally provide input on what kind of work you'd find most valuable for me to work on- I'll send periodic Q&A's, but you can message me anytime. 
Reader & Coach
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
 I will send you a signed copy of Cleantech Con Artist when it comes out later in 2018, in addition  to everything at the Patron level. I will also be available as a continuing resource when it comes to writing and using LinkedIn for business.