Well hello there! It’s been a while. The last post I published on here was *checks notes* five months ago?! 😨 Wow. And to think, I once committed to doing at least one new post per month on here! How the hell I ever even managed the time to do that, I’ll never know – haha…
I also blogged about the books that inspired it – but later realised that its biggest inspiration (or perhaps “influence” would be the right word to use) isn’t actually even in that list.
So… what is it?
It’s got to be something SEO-focused, right? Like the Moz Blog?
So then it’s a business book, right? It’s gotta be! Like one of the ones in my Books that Inspired Anti-Sell post?
Well yeah, obviously they inspired Anti-Sell (it’s… literally in the post’s name, LOL) – but none of them were the biggest influence. (Although I’ll give a special shout-out to The Pumpkin Plan by Mike Michalowicz, which was one of the first business books I read and subsequently fell in love with – the author is really funny and engaging, making it a very entertaining read.)
So if it’s not any of those, then what is it? What’s the biggest influence on Anti-Sell?!
Well… It’s Cracked.com.
Yep. Cracked.com. Genuinely.
Yep, the authors and purveyors of such fine articles including 5 Dumb Ways Celebrity Scandals Were Uncovered, The Sticky Scandals Of Brooklyn’s Maraschino Cherry Factory, and Skittish About Fan Theories? Well, These Rock – to name just a recent few.
So how is an American comedy website the biggest influence on a business self-help book?