Frank Warren (@postsecret) is founder of PostSecret, an art project inviting strangers to anonymously mail in their secrets on homemade postcards. What started as a passion project quickly became a worldwide phenomenon. PostSecret.com has become the largest ad-free blog in the world with over 800,000,000 visitors and has evolved into six New York Times bestsellers, a viral TED Talk, a MOMA and Smithsonian exhibit, and hundreds of PostSecret Live events. Frank has received over 1,000,000 postcards mailed to him from around the world.
From a sunny balcony in San Diego overlooking the Pacific Ocean, Frank Warren and I uncover and discuss his three most formative books and pull out the resonant themes affecting us all. How do we give people a voice? In a flattening world, how do we build trust with new people? And what are the lessons we can take and apply to our own lives from these three life-changing books?
Listen to Chapter 2:
What You'll Learn:
The somewhat embarrassing strategy I first used to connect with Frank
What was the first book to give voice to "the people" versus the power?
How did Frank become "America's Most Trusted Stranger"?
What are 2-3 specific suggestions Frank shares to help us build trust with new people?
How do we learn to become better storytellers?
Ideas Worth TWEETING:
CONNECT With FRANK:
We reveal Frank's first book [7:54]
We reveal Frank's second book [20:28]
We reveal Frank's third book [28:12]
Hard Times by Charles Dickens
The Celestine Prophecy by James Redfield
The Vagina Monologues by Eve Ensler
The Subtle Art of Not Giving A F*ck by Mark Manson
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Robert M. Pirsig
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
1984 by George Orwell
One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey
The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand
Steal Like An Artist by Austin Kleon
Moby Dick by Herman Melville