Welcome

I’m Bennett Garner

I’ve been a security alarm salesman, Eagle Scout, failed Mormon missionary, middle school teacher, nanny in France, pop culture criticbike builder, Quoran, and real estate analyst.

Now, I’m a blogger and freelance copywriter.

I started Comfortable Conversation to help introverts like me with networking and public speaking.  I started Copy Rhino to help realtors sell houses quicker through good copywriting.

I’m interested in entrepreneurship, finance/investing, psychology, and traveling.  I love points of view that go against conventional wisdom.

French & Spanish speaker, minimalist, INTJ, and a voracious reader.

I make music, ride my bike, and go sailing for fun.

Asheville, North Carolina native.  University of Pittsburgh grad.  Used to live in DC.  Now, I live in Gulu, Uganda.

 

What I’m doing now

I run a one-man copywriting agency called Copy Rhino that specializes in HR/recruitment, career advice, and real estate copywriting.  I am currently taking clients in these niches, especially realtors.

I write about introversion, networking, and public speaking at Comfortable Conversation.  I’m also active on Quora, where my answers have been viewed over 570k times.  I’m currently seeking guest posting, interview, and partnership opportunities.

I’m working on a book to be published later this year.

I’m on a quest to finish 40 books in the first six months of 2017.  So far (May 21), I’ve read 32.

I’m also practicing yoga headstands.

 

Contact

You can email me at bennett(at)copyrhino.com – I read every email, though I can’t respond to all of them.

 

 

 

I’m on social media

 

What I’m reading

Currently

  • Shop Class as Soulcraft – Matthew B. Crawford (57%)
  • The Long Way – Bernard Moitessier (65%)
  • Reinvent Yourself – James Altucher (59%)
  • SPIN Selling – Neil Rackham (7%)

2017

  • The Ascent of Money – Niall Ferguson
  • Slaughterhouse-5 – Kurt Vonnegut
  • Networking for People Who Hate Networking – Devora Zack
  • Networking is Not Working – Derek Coburn
  • The Brain Audit – Sean D’Souza
  • Self-Promotion for Introverts – Nancy Ancowitz
  • Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone – J.K. Rowling
  • Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets – J.K. Rowling
  • Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban – J.K. Rowling
  • Choose Yourself Guide to Wealth – James Altucher
  • Anything You Want – Derek Sivers
  • Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt – Michael Lewis
  • Snow Crash – Neil Stephenson
  • Hustle: The Life-changing Effects of Constant Motion – Jesse Tevelow
  • Unshakeable: Your Financial Freedom Playbook – Tony Robbins
  • Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire – J.K. Rowling
  • The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck – Mark Manson
  • Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix – J.K. Rowling
  • Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind – Yuval Noah Harari
  • Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince – J.K. Rowling
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – J.K. Rowling
  • The Elegance of the Hedgehog – Muriel Barbery
  • The Shallows: What the Internet is Doing to Our Brains – Nicholas G. Carr
  • How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia – Mosin Hamid
  • The ONE Thing – Gary Keller
  • Twilight of the Elites: America After Meritocracy – Chris Hayes
  • Leap of Faith: Quit Your Job and Live on a Boat – Ed Robinson
  • Get Real, Get Gone – Rick Page
  • Buy, Outfit, and Sail – Cap’n Fatty Goodlander
  • The Book Thief – Markus Zusak
  • The Connection Algorithm – Jesse Tevelow
  • The 20-Minute Networking Meeting – Marcia Ballinger