Chris Guillebeau is a role model for anyone who want to enjoy life. All of life: work, play, and making those two less distinguishable. I cannot remember how I originally discovered his website and the World Domination Conference. Sometime last year I was ready to sign up for the annual conference in Portland, when I realized that it conflicted with my Tour de France adventure. I resolved to go in July, 2015.
Meanwhile I am enrolled in Jane Friedman's video class "How to Write a Powerful Book Proposal Workshop" and she emphasizes the importance of having a strong author platform. Among the recommended resources is Chris" free downloadable PDF, "279 Days for Overnight Success."
I have gleaned many useful ideas from his 79 page publication, including the goal to create 1,000 die hard fans who will read whatever I write. This obviously has implications for both my craft and my marketing strategy.
I also love Chris' business model. It puts the emphasis on creativity and community over fame and fortune.