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 an authorblogger, and freelance technical copywriter.

I started my copywriting business to help technology companies tell better stories (e.g. – oil & gas, SaaS startups, blockchain/cryptocurrency markets, and technical content agencies). I started Comfortable Conversation to help introverts like me with networking and public speaking.  I wrote 50 Tweaks to Change Your Life to help people make small, research-backed changes to improve their lives.

I’m interested in technology/engineering, aviation, 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 and Uganda.  Now, I live in Brooklyn, NY.

 

What I’m doing now

I run a copywriting agency that specializes in B2B writing and consulting for technology companies.  I am currently taking clients.

I recently wrote and published my first book.

I write about introversion, networking, and public speaking at Comfortable Conversation.  I’m also active on Quora, where my answers have been viewed over 600k times.  I’m currently seeking guest posting, interview, and partnership opportunities.

I love books. So far this year, I’ve read 43.

 

Contact

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

 

My book

50 Tweaks to Change Your Life is my first book.

It’s about small changes that accumulate to improve your life. I spent a lot of time researching and vetting each of the tweaks. If you’re looking to upgrade your life, this book will show you actionable steps to get there.

You can get the book for Kindle or paperback on Amazon. If you read it, send me an email and let me know how you liked it.

 

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My writing around the web

 

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What I’m reading

Bold are books I recommend.

2017

  1. The Ascent of Money – Niall Ferguson
  2. Slaughterhouse-5 – Kurt Vonnegut
  3. Networking for People Who Hate Networking – Devora Zack
  4. Networking is Not Working – Derek Coburn
  5. The Brain Audit – Sean D’Souza
  6. Self-Promotion for Introverts – Nancy Ancowitz
  7. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone – J.K. Rowling
  8. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets – J.K. Rowling
  9. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban – J.K. Rowling
  10. Choose Yourself Guide to Wealth – James Altucher
  11. Anything You Want – Derek Sivers
  12. Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt – Michael Lewis
  13. Snow Crash – Neil Stephenson
  14. Hustle: The Life-changing Effects of Constant Motion – Jesse Tevelow
  15. Unshakeable: Your Financial Freedom Playbook – Tony Robbins
  16. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire – J.K. Rowling
  17. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck – Mark Manson
  18. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix – J.K. Rowling
  19. Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind – Yuval Noah Harari
  20. Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince – J.K. Rowling
  21. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – J.K. Rowling
  22. The Elegance of the Hedgehog – Muriel Barbery
  23. The Shallows: What the Internet is Doing to Our Brains – Nicholas G. Carr
  24. How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia – Mohsin Hamid
  25. The ONE Thing – Gary Keller
  26. Twilight of the Elites: America After Meritocracy – Chris Hayes
  27. Leap of Faith: Quit Your Job and Live on a Boat – Ed Robinson
  28. Get Real, Get Gone – Rick Page
  29. Buy, Outfit, and Sail – Cap’n Fatty Goodlander
  30. The Book Thief – Markus Zusak
  31. The Connection Algorithm – Jesse Tevelow
  32. The 20-Minute Networking Meeting – Marcia Ballinger
  33. The Long Way – Bernard Moitessier
  34. Shop Class as Soulcraft – Matthew B. Crawford
  35. 4 Hour Workweek – Tim Ferriss [Re-read]
  36. Endurance – Alfred Lansing
  37. The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle – Haruki Murakami
  38. Norwegian Wood – Haruki Murakami
  39. Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage – Haruki Murakami
  40. Service Included – Phoebe Damrosche
  41. Dark Matter – Blake Crouch
  42. After Dark – Haruki Murakami
  43. Exit West – Mohsin Hamid