Books by Julien Smith

the flinch

The Flinch was a collaboration between Julien Smith and Seth Godin’s Domino Project. It is a short examination of why our regular, everyday lives lack courage, along with an attempt at prescribing an antidote.

The book was an experimental release that was sent out by Kindle only. On its first day, it was downloaded 15,000 times, and since, over 100,000 times. It continues to be one of the most popular Kindle books out there (a print version is in the works).

The Flinch was modelled after short books like Whatever You Think, Think the Opposite (by Paul Arden) and Seth Godin’s own book, The Dip. For a long time, all I wanted to do was create a book as good as I thought The Dip was. By working with Seth so early in my career, on a subject I cared so deeply about, I think I have come close. You can download it here.

trust agents

Trust Agents is one of the social web’s most recognized, best-selling books. You can buy it here on Amazon, or in any bookstore near you.

It hit the New York Times bestseller list two days after its official release date, and the Wall Street Journal bestseller list shortly thereafter. It has since been selected by Amazon.com and 800-CEOREAD as being one of the top 10 books of the year for 2009.

The book looks into why success happens for some people on the web, and not for others. Informally, Chris and I call it the “7 Habits of Highly Effective People” for the social web.

In it, we discuss:

  • The importance of social capital
  • How to transform the space you work in to make yourself its leader
  • Why networks allow people to thrive
  • Many of the web’s non-verbal signals of trust
  • How to leverage social tools for maximum benefit

Also lots of other great stuff. 🙂

You can pick up Trust Agents at any bookstore in the United States, Canada, and lots of other places. There’s also Amazon (US, Canada, and UK) and many other online retailers. Take your pick, we’re everywhere. 😉

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30 responses to “Books by Julien Smith”

  1. […] Chris Whiteley made a great post about attending a presentation made by the co-author of “Trust Agents“, Julien Smith. The Victoria Social Media Club hosted the event. I was also lucky enough to […]

  2. […] I had a huge dose of inspiration from Julien Smith, one of the keynote speakers, who was also an “imaginary friend” I listen to on the Media Hacks podcast. Julien’s also co-author with Chris Brogan of the book Trust Agents. […]

  3. […] Julien finds the best way to increase his followers is to share his Twitter name, @julien, with audience members when he is speaking. This is a sure fire way to gain followers, and it makes sense. He’s also great speaker and New York Times bestselling author of Trust Agents. […]

  4. […] it was perhaps the combination of the two terms that was problematic. Julien Smith, co-author of Trust Agents, maintained the conversation was a red herring, that the real question was whether social media is […]

  5. […] we trust for the same reasons we always have, and we are made healthy by the same food we have always been, then we should also be made happy by […]

  6. […] that I’m telling you stuff you already know. I knew all of these things going in too. I wrote a bestselling book about the social web, for God’s sake. I would never advise a client to write posts like I did– instead, I […]

  7. […] Smith, co-author of Trust Agents, offers 6 great steps to overcoming […]

  8. […] I remember having a conversation with Chris, sitting in Café Méliès in Montreal one time, talking about business. We had an idea for a private forum. This was a few years ago, I think– maybe even before the book. […]

  9. […] I've written posts about how to differentiate yourself. It's a big part of the book we published last year, too. You can use any method you want, but the larger point, the most important one is larger than […]

  10. […] work is pure art. He Co-wrote a New York Times Best Selling book with Chris Brogan called Trust Agents about building influence, reputation and trust in an online world. Definitely highly […]

  11. […] is the New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of Trust Agents, one of the social web’s most recognized books. His blog, In Over Your Head, is about how to […]

  12. […] seen the same with regards to accolades, such as the phrase New York Times bestseller being attached to your name. People nod, there’s sometimes a brief acknowledgement, and then […]

  13. […] seen the same with regards to accolades, such as the phrase New York Times bestseller being attached to your name. People nod, there’s sometimes a brief acknowledgement, and then […]

  14. […] the author Julien is the New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of Trust Agents, one of the social web’s most recognized books. His blog, In Over Your Head, is about how to […]

  15. […] I would share this, an author and thought leader,  Julien Smith (co-author of bestseller ‘Trust Agents’) currently has his new book called “The Flinch” free on Kindle. It is being promoted […]

  16. […] Anthony Rotolo (@rotolo). I just completed reading a book by @chrisbrogan and @julien smith called Trust Agents. They proposed similar themes to yours about friction, community, trust. While the book doesn’t […]

  17. […] new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting!Julien Smith, coauthor of Trust Agents, was a keynote speaker at the recent Social Media Junction conference. Before the day began, I […]

  18. […] I had a huge dose of inspiration from Julien Smith, one of the keynote speakers, who was also an “imaginary friend” I listen to on the Media Hacks podcast. Julien’s also co-author with Chris Brogan of the book Trust Agents. […]

  19. […] A good example: Julien Smith, who previously wrote (and distributed in the traditional fashion) “Trust Agents,” released a book through Amazon with a free digital […]

  20. […] A good example: Julien Smith, who previously wrote (and distributed in the traditional fashion) “Trust Agents,” released a book through Amazon with a free digital […]

  21. […] a bestselling author of two books: the first, Trust Agents, was a New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller. His most recent bestseller, The […]

  22. […] Smith is the bestselling author of two books: the first, Trust Agents (with Chris Brogan) was a  New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller, and most recently, […]

  23. […] is that their beautiful and unique song is never heard. Their art is never shared. [hint- read “The Flinch” by Julien Smith] […]

  24. […] for himself in the last 2-3 years or so, and not the least because of the success of his book, Trust Agents, co-written with his buddy, Chris Brogan, and which hit the New York Times bestseller list two days […]

  25. […] A good example: Julien Smith, who previously wrote (and distributed in the traditional fashion) “Trust Agents,” released a book through Amazon with a free digital […]

  26. […] feeds into the work of people like Chris Brogan and Julien Smith when they talk about Trust Agents in their book of the same name.  Reputation and trust are a part […]

  27. […] is proof that this approach to life works: he’s published a New York Times best-selling book, launched several new ventures including the recent great idea Breather, travels the world for […]

  28. […] of Breather, an on-demand space company. He is a New York Times bestselling author of three books; Trust Agents and The Impact Equation, both co-written with Chris Brogan, and The Flinch.  Julien has been a […]

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