Corbett Barr & The State of the Creator Economy

On this week’s show Chase and Corbett Barr discuss media, independent digital business, and the state of the creator economy. (Table of contents below)


  • 3:00 Why are people easy to trick?
  • 3:46 Creators rule the world.
  • 5:54 Successful digital media
  • Media example: The Social Dilemma. Jaron Lanier is the name we were looking for.
  • 13:00 Expertise is still the product.
  • 17:19 Proving (without a gatekeeper) that you’re relevant.
  • 18:03 The 3 public and digital elements you can actually own.
  • 20:00 Developing consistent creative rhythms.
  • 25:18 The Viability Ratio
  • 28:00 How resonance works
  • Australian multimeter youtuber guy Corbett mentions
  • 33:00 Books are still the model
  • 37:00 Rhythms of accomplishing things
  • 44:07 “I have an opinion” as platform prerequisite
  • 49:00 Artist fires and the John Baldessari documentary you need to watch.
  • 53:47 Why some of you are waiting too long to get started (and some aren’t waiting long enough)…
  • 58:00 Making your outside — how you look on the internet — look like your inside
  • 59:20 Organizing, conscientiousness and this Rectix SNL commercial
  • 1:01:00 Not just getting it working, but KEEPING it working
  • 1:03:23 Francis Bacon on Arena
  • 1:06:00 Bringing an underlying human message vs. imitating other successes on a platform
  • 1:08:00 Speaking with your own voice
  • 1:11:00 Corbett cleaned his digital house… here’s how it went
  • 1:22:00 What we built together at
  • 1:27:00 What we got right: understanding the customer
  • 1:29:00 Corbett’s productivity tools mentioned:
    • Bear (notes), Trello (projects) and Front (email)
    • RoamResearch
  • 1:41:00 Jobs to be done primer
  • 1:42:00 Corbett’s Jura espresso machine

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