6: Alexander Bard: How to Grow Up and Become an Online Success


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Alexander Bard is most famous for his music career, where he's put together successful groups like Army of Lovers and Bodies Without Organs, and for being the top judge of Swedish Idol. He’s also a futuristic philosopher — one of the most well-informed when it comes to understanding how the Internet and social media is impacting the rest of the world (business, government, public debate).

Together with Jan Söderqvist, he's written the 4 books: Netocracy (recommended), The Digital Empire, The Body Machines, and Syntheism, and soon -- their new book "Digital Libido".

Here are some of the things you’ll learn in this discussion:

  • The truth about online success (and how the Internet resembles a "matrical structure" similar to a kindergarten)
  • What happens when the Nanny State and Consumer Society combine — and then you throw in a society that lacks proper rites of passages?
  • How to find the best people for you to Collaborate with (this is the most important career advice for most people, who are not already collaborating)
  • And, whether — if you know yourself — your role should be the same on *every* team you're on, or not, and how this has changed for Alexander throughout his career

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