Over the last few years I have come to understand how small the acorn must be in order for it to thrive and grow and how much personal effort I must expend in order for us to succeed. So, I have scaled back my immediate ambitions to just the Leonardo Network and members who want to advertise in it. While it is relatively small, it is still a daunting task.
From a strategic standpoint, there are three things needed for the Institute to grow. They are:
- Most of our Founding Members must be active. That means that most of them must create and build a Leonardo blog, start an independent research project, start a book, or launch a business that will raise funds and launch a product or service.
- We must have methods to build membership. That requires money. Our primary strategy is to build Leonardo with blogs that will advertise for Institute members.
- We need members and interested supporters to be ambassadors for Leonardo and the institute. Every person who subscribes to The Polymath is a person we don't need to advertise for. This will speed up growth.
The Polymathic Institute is an admirable project and essential for Polymaths. We are starting with Leonardo because writing a blog is a natural activity for many of the 140+ IQ Polymaths. Also, successful bloggers have high income (one study found an average of 138K USD for professional bloggers), short hours and flexible lifestyles.
I so believe in this that I intend to be a Leonardo blogger as my central professional outlet. I already have a subscriber list over 1,200 and typical readership of nearly 3,000. So, I'm ready to go and just need other Leonardo bloggers. We certainly can start seeing the synergistic effect when we reach 30, though the mature network should have about 350.
I don't believe in soliciting charity in most cases, so I am using two, previously successful, basic reward levels for a Leonardo crowdfund to raise the funds needed to build the Institute. Lifetime membership in the Institute for 300 USD and prepaid ads in The Polymath that cost 50 USD each at present and, with a Polymath success could be worth 12,000 USD over time. The first is a good career investment and the second is a good investment,... period
For an undetermined period of time, those who purchase 7 ads ($350) will also be offered lifetime membership at no cost.
However, in order to jumpstart 2019, up to ten Leonardo bloggers who buy 3 ads in December, 2018, will receive lifetime Institute Membership.
So, now is the perfect time to jump in and start your affluent and fulfilling 2019. Use your referral code or, if you don't have one, use 040257.