Company of One

A book on why staying small is the next big thing in biz

#2 Product of the DayOctober 14, 2018

What if the real key to a richer and more fulfilling career was not to create and scale a new start-up, but rather, to be able to work for yourself, determine your own hours, and become a (highly profitable) and sustainable company of one? Suppose the better—and smarter—solution is simply to remain small? This book explains how to do just that.

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Hey all! Years ago I couldn’t let go of the question: what if the byproduct of business success isn’t scale or growth, but freedom? I had a successful business, but I was constantly being pushed to grow it, to hire employees, to become more known, to scale my revenue, to have an office, and to bring in more customers. But the thing was: I didn’t want that. I liked running a small business that could pivot when needed. Not to mention it was making enough to easily support myself and my family, and offered me the ability to take decent chunks of time away from work. At first I figured I was odd for challenging the typical idea for business growth, but then I started to see and hear from others who felt the same. So two years ago I started writing a book on the subject. Company of One will be your guide to building a business around the idea that staying small and questioning growth can be more durable and even more enjoyable. Company of One will be released on January 15, 2019, and is available for pre-order starting now with some pretty awesome bonuses (on the website). Cheers! PJ PS: THERE IS ALSO AN EASTER EGG ON HTTPS://OFONE.CO 🐰🥚
@pjrvs Congrats on the launch! You should also record an alternative teaser video in your own beautiful silky voice.
@pjrvs Congrats on the announcement! I've been discussing and realizing this more achievable way of business with fellow makers over the last year in my journey to achieve personal sufficiency with Blurt. Technology and tools are enabling it resulting in market fragmentation that is allowing for more focused, personable solutions for the world. Makers are the becoming the new "local corner store" of the Internet. They and digital nomads are becoming a new archetype for the world economy achieving a more human and satisfying way of living. There's also growing backlash to the growth-at-all-cost companies that have wrecked havoc building addictive products and driving incredible burn out to it's employees. It works for some, but for many, as I've experienced, it comes at cost of the lives many people's stories who are never heard. Really look forward to reading and learning from you! P.S. I'd really dig sharing Company of One via an interview with you for a series I'm pulling together for Blurt called "Writer Stories". Be awesome to understand and share your writing process and any tips you have for other writers! Will message you. :) P.P.S. Just discovered Pico. 👀
@corey_gwin sounds good corey, reach out :)
@pjrvs PS nice easter egg 😉
@guy you know it :)
@pjrvs, this book seems really cool! The idea of a startup achieving skyrocketing growth is noble and very dangerous at the same time. Based on my observations and humble professional experience, many startup founders do not realize the sad truth that when their company starts to grow, they need to employ an entirely different set of managerial skills that they might not possess. I'm definitely keen on learning more about this book and would like to reserve a signed copy if possible! Thanx!
@lubo Thanks Lyubomir! If you want a signed copy, just be in touch in January, I'm sure I can figure that out :)
@pjrvs I'm really sorry could I also get a signed copy?
@sgribosvki Yes, we'll have to arrange something in January when the book is out, but definitely be in touch then!
I ordered a copy. I’m a fan of Paul’s work. I’ve been a company of one for 22 years. I look forward to the insights shared in this book as I know I’ll be able to relate. Thanks @pjrvs!
@madalynsklar you have me beat by 2 years, and that is awesome!

I have followed Paul Jarvis for many years. His courses have always helped me to excel in my business. I know that his new book will hit home as well.

Pros:

Paul Jarvis always delivers valuable content. His insights are spot on and supportive. Can’t wait for the book to arrive.

Cons:

None. :-)

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