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The greatest part of AONC has always been its small army of remarkable people. Every year I host, produce, and speak at a number of events focused on bringing them together in different ways.

Born For This

Starting on April 6, 2016 I will be visiting more than 30 cities to meet readers and speak about my new book, Born For This.

This book is the culmination of years of research on people who’ve found or created their “dream job.” From the outside, it looks like these people have been lucky. But in reality, they’ve followed a process of trial-and-error to get exactly what they want.

Available from, Barnes & Noble, or an independent bookstore.

Happiness of Pursuit: Live in Philadelphia


Born For This at Powell's



Apparently I'm very funny.

Denver Crowd Shot

Host an Event

I’ll soon be back on world tour, taking the message of freedom and value to dozens of cities on every continent. Want to bring the tour to your hometown? Fill out this form! We have lots of fun people wherever we go, and you can help make it happen.

Hire Chris to Speak

Every year I speak at a number of public and private events. Learn more over here.

Reading Group

In fall 2014 we’ll be launching Reading Groups for The Happiness of Pursuit, my new book on pursuing quests and meaningful adventures.

World Domination Summit (2011-2016 and beyond)

In 2011 we founded WDS, a global gathering for remarkable people of all kinds. WDS now welcomes a thousand people to Portland, Oregon each summer.

We’d love to have you with us! We’re now planning for our sixth year in August 2016.

You can also join us to make history and set a Guinness World Record—this year’s record is over, but we’ll attempt a new one next year.

If you’d like to attend a future WDS, join the waiting list for next year’s ticket sale. Tickets go very quickly and are only offered in three rounds at different times during the year.

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Pioneer Nation

The world is changing as more people choose to work for themselves. In Spring 2014, we invited independent entrepreneurs, small business owners, and freelancers to join us for an all-new adventure.


Mark your calendars for Pioneer Nation 2015: October 1st – 3rd. Join the waiting list to be the first to hear more about it.

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