Dan Waldschmidt

by Dan Waldschmidt

June 22, 2009

FREE is the New “Black”

Price of FREE

If you have not thought about the competitive power of a new currency I am now calling “smart FREE” (as opposed to “dumb FREE”) you should seriously it.

By the way, “smart FREE” means you have a purpose to creating a FREE version as opposed to just not having the discipline to think through your strategy (which I then call “dumb FREE”)…

I got to be a part of the following content and I wanted to share this with The DEW View! community — especially if you are in sales or an entrepreneur.

I have long been an advocate of GIVING away the most popular offering that you use to attract website traffic and I was absolutely pleased that Chris Anderson brought it up in his presentation below from Wired:

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Here is the core thesis that Alan Murray (of the Wall Street Journal) made which Chris really drives home:


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Dan Waldschmidt

Dan Waldschmidt doesn’t just talk about leveling up. He’s obsessed with it. He's set records as an ultra-runner and been the personal strategist for the leading business leaders of our time. He wrote a book, called EDGY Conversations that accidentally became a worldwide bestseller and continues to share his insights from the stage as a keynote speaker and on the blogs and podcasts you will find here. Most days, you'll find Dan heads-down, working on breakthrough strategies for his clients at EDGY Inc, a highly-focused, invite-only, business strategy execution company based out of Silicon Valley.