Norris, Dan


Dan Norris is a 5-time Amazon best-selling business book Author. His first book The 7 Day Startup went to #1 in the Startups category on Amazon, sold 35,000+ copies and inspired thousands of entrepreneurs around the world to launch their companies. It rates 4.7 on average from over 500 reviews and is regularly listed in top business book lists.

His second book Content Machine ranked at #1 in the web marketing category and went onto sell 15,000+ copies rating 4.8 out of 240+ reviews.

Dan’s dry humor, ruthless honesty and genuine storytelling make his books interesting and fun but the focus is always on being actionable. Compound Marketing is Dan’s 6th business book with topics ranging from startups, to creativity, content marketing and opening a brewery!

His books have been translated into 13 languages and ordered over 70,000 times as well as used in business courses at university level around the world.

That said, Dan is an entrepreneur first and a business book author second. Dan writes books as a hobby in his spare time away from operating his businesses. In his 15th year of entrepreneurship Dan has had many ups and downs.

In June 2013 after failing at entrepreneurship for 7 years, he founded, a worldwide team of WordPress developers, providing unlimited small fixes and support, 24 / 7 for a low monthly fee. After becoming profitable in 23 days, WP Curve grew to a team of 40, 850+ customers and passed an annual run rate of over $1m AUD within 2 years and a year later was sold to GoDaddy.

Upon the sale Dan founded Black Hops brewery with 2 mates which has gone on to become one of Australia’s fastest growing craft beer breweries. In 2015 Black Hops brewed the world’s first beer for the biggest entertainment franchise on earth, Call of Duty. In 2018 Black Hops was voted Australia’s Champion Small Brewery at the AIBA awards, Australia’s number 1 beer competition. As of 2020 Black Hops has 2 breweries on the Gold Coast, employs 30 staff and produces 1.5m litres plus per year distributed to 1,000+ customers around Australia including the major retailers Dan Murphy’s, BWS, Coles and 1st Choice.