New Economy Superstar

  • October 6, 2009 by Corbett Barr


I’m very proud today to present to you my new free eBook entitled New Economy Superstar.

Download the PDF version for free here

This is the first book I’ve published here at Free Pursuits, and I hope you enjoy it. My goal for the book is to help people become aware of the tremendous change and opportunity going on in the way people live and work.

Technology, outsourcing, the recent global economic meltdown and a growing desire of workers to take control of their own future is giving small businesses and individuals advantages over big businesses that hasn’t existed before.

I’m convinced that this change will be the biggest opportunity of this generation. This could be your chance to live a happier, wealthier, more independent life.

What’s in the Book

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

  • Why the New Economy is the biggest opportunity of this generation
  • How small businesses and individuals are beating big businesses
  • Who the Superstars of the New Economy are and how to join them
  • How the benefits of the New Economy will enable your dream lifestyle
  • 10 essential tips for succeeding in the New Economy and how to get started

I’m very happy to have included fantastic guest contributions in the book from Chris Brogan, Gary Vaynerchuk, Chris Guillebeau, Chris Garrett, Lea Woodward, Jonathan Mead, Adam Baker, John Bardos, Colin Wright and Andrew MacPherson.

The book also contains lots of great reference materials from elsewhere on the Web that describe the significance of the New Economy.

If You Want to Help Spread the Word

If you like the book, I would really appreciate a review or a link, tweet, stumble or whatever else you can do to spread the word.

Please link to the book here:

Let Me Know What You Think

I’d love to hear what you think about the New Economy and how people can take advantage of the new power of small business. Please leave your comments below.

Download the PDF version for free here

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Written by . Corbett is cofounder of Fizzle, a place for creative entrepreneurs, writers, makers, coders and artists, all working to support themselves doing what they love independently on the Internet. Follow Corbett on on Twitter.

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Nate October 6, 2009 at 7:12 am

Just took a quick look through and it looks great! I’ll be reading it more in-depth this week. I hope you see a lot of success with this, you deserve it.

Corbett Barr October 6, 2009 at 12:53 pm

Thanks, Nate! I hope you enjoy it.

liz October 6, 2009 at 8:24 am

The old pyramid is being replaced by a beehive of collaborators and in order to thrive and survive, we’ll need to get used to living in the zone of uncertainty, while we grow our wings and learn how to fly at the same time. I can see you put a lot of work into it, printing it right now. Thanks for putting this together Corbett!

Corbett Barr October 6, 2009 at 12:54 pm

Yes, you know what I’m talking about already. Please let me know how you like the book.

John Bardos - JetSetCitizen October 6, 2009 at 9:02 am

Awesome ebook Corbett! Thanks for sharing.

There is so much opportunity out there for anyone willing to work for it.

Corbett Barr October 6, 2009 at 12:56 pm

I agree, there is a lot of opportunity out there. The good news is that gatekeepers and power structures are becoming irrelevant. If you want something and are willing to work hard for it, there are not many things left to hold you back.

Colin Wright October 6, 2009 at 10:04 am

I was entranced throughout the entire thing. Really well-written and timely. Great choice to make it free, too! Really providing a lot of value to your readers!

Corbett Barr October 6, 2009 at 12:54 pm

Awesome, Colin. I’m happy to have entranced you. Thanks for the positive feedback.

Alan October 6, 2009 at 11:16 am

Wow – completely free. I echo all the comments above. A few pages deep and I can already see this is a helpful document. Well done, Corbett!

Corbett Barr October 6, 2009 at 12:55 pm

Thanks, Alan!

Meandering Bohemian October 6, 2009 at 1:59 pm

What a great inspiration and solid knowledge. Many thanks for providing the knowledge and encouragement… Great read!

Corbett Barr October 6, 2009 at 3:28 pm

Thanks for the encouragement!

Colin Hiles ~ Midlife Maverick October 6, 2009 at 2:59 pm

Hi Corbett, just came across your blog and what a find! Already downloaded the eBook and love it. You’ve captured the big shift thats happening and this ebook will help accelerate any of us who want to be New Economy Superstars. I’m in!

Corbett Barr October 6, 2009 at 3:28 pm

Hey Colin, thanks for stopping by. Welcome to the community! I hope you’ll share some of your story with us sometime soon.

Sean October 6, 2009 at 3:36 pm

Really looking forward to digging into this Corbett, so far it looks fantastic! Congrats on the launch!

Corbett Barr October 7, 2009 at 11:26 am

Thanks, Sean! I hope you enjoy the book.

David Turnbull October 6, 2009 at 6:25 pm

That emotional rollercoaster part really hit home. Most of the time I feel like I’m the king of the world, but there are days when I make no real progress and that can drag me down quite a bit.

Great read though. Reinforced my motivations. :)

Neil Matthews October 7, 2009 at 1:05 pm

An excellent read, in particular your point about “Work Hard on the Right Things” struck a chord.

As a solopreneur too often I find myself straying from my core business and I just don’t have the time to do this.

Thanks again

Chris October 7, 2009 at 4:16 pm

Thank you Corbett for writing this eBook! You have captured what so many have been feeling for so long. We want to be free to choose the life we want to live. Now.

Rasheed Hooda October 7, 2009 at 8:39 pm


My hat’s off to you, Corbett, for putting out such an extensive body of work in such a concise manner. I can see all the work you’ve put into this.

The biggest take away for me is that Mediocrity is just not going to cut it. In order to just succeed in the new economy, let alone being a Superstar, one must embrace being remarkable at whatever it is that they do.

Thanks for your hard work and generosity for making it available with no strings attached. You are a true trend setter. Bravo!


Phil October 9, 2009 at 2:58 am

I’m inspired all over again :)

Sherrie October 24, 2009 at 1:34 pm

I came across your your ebook, New Economy Superstar, as I was researching for a Community Ed class I will be teaching next week called “Live Life by Design, Not by Default.”

Your information is relevant and extremely encouraging to me right now as I am in that awkward stretch of trying to develop solo-entrepreneurial pursuits while still holding down a full time job. I am so ready to make the full leap to self employment and you have nudged me even closer to the edge. Thank you.

Corbett Barr October 26, 2009 at 12:12 am

Hi Sherrie!

I’m glad you found the book. It sounds like we share similar thoughts on work and life. I hope you have a good plan in place before you make the leap to self employment. A lot of people seem to be jumping in lately without having any other real income sources. I’m actually working on a post about that now. Anyways, thanks for stopping by!

Ray April 22, 2010 at 10:19 pm

I have spent the last two years jerking myself around trying to take someone else’s plan and make it work for me. Along the way I have developed a thinking that there was a better path. Your book expresses exactly where my head has ended up. I have just read the definitve discussion of my thinking. Thank you.

Corbett April 22, 2010 at 11:07 pm

Fantastic, Ray. I’m happy to have connected with you through the book. Best of luck with your new path.

Chad Lucas July 2, 2010 at 1:58 pm

Hey Corbett,
I am new to lifestyle design and am currently educating myself on the subject.
Your book is a great work that motivates me to get out there and put forth the effort.
I especially enjoy your perspective on the changing role of individuals in the economy. As an international business major I love looking at changes and movements in the economy and I think you are spot on at calling what is currently going on.


Corbett July 2, 2010 at 4:19 pm

Awesome, Chad. Glad to provide some motivation.

If you listen to what is going on with the economy right now, it seems as though “unemployment” is declining because more people are looking to self employment instead of corporate gigs.

Thomas Retterbush July 5, 2010 at 11:22 pm

New Economy Superstar is right on time, as I just finished reading the New Rules of PR, by David Meerman Scott. Life is Great!

Corbett July 6, 2010 at 10:05 am

Cool, Thomas, thanks for reading!

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