It took me a while to realise this. I was a little naive. I figured they would a give away enough useful stuff to take forward and then the rest would be extras if I wanted to go to the next level. Realised that I basically knew everything they said as I already followed them, or had subscriptions to their email letters, or followed theirs publication.

I stopped after 3. Maybe a great way to gain influence would literally be to give away your stuff for free (as you joke about at the start) to genuinely gain a following and reputation? Might be a small hit for a bigger gain in the future.

Brilliant piece Zulie Rane !

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