WHAT THE AFF has been going on with me?

Yes, yes, it’s been a while since I posted here. But there’s a good reason for that.

The newsletter we started about 6 months ago has been really taking off! <3 It kept me busy, and before the 2 busiest months of the year come, I thought I’d leave a few cool updates for you here too.

First off, I will be speaking at the Arab Affiliate Summit next week, in Casablanca, Morocco. I’m quite excited to share the stage with people like Paul Jeyapal, Andrew Payne, Steven Eugene Kuhn, The Tan Brothers and Nick Peroni.

If you’re also coming, definitely say “Hi!”.

OK, what else… Ah, yes! We’re heading to Affiliate World Asia 2018, in Bangkok, representing WHAT THE AFF.

We’re the official WiFi sponsor of the event, joining the show with a team of four people.

Plus we’re hosting a small mastermind dinner with 5 top marketers and our giveaway winner, Alberto. He’ll be joined by Andrew and Paul, whom I mentioned before, Depesh Mandalia, Van Oakes and Kelly Sheffield. Pretty cool lineup!

Stop by our booth (A65) if you’re at the event… And if you’re interested in advertising to our thousands of daily readers, let me know!

Can’t believe that’s not all. I’ve put everything in chronological order… and in Steve Jobs’ words… One more thing…

WHAT THE AFF is an official media partner for Affiliate Summit West! That event is taking place on 6-8 January 2019, in Las Vegas. You’ll get all the most important updates through our daily newsletter, so you have another reason to check it out if you haven’t already.

PS: If you wanna hear the long story of how WHAT THE AFF started, you can check out these to interviews.

First one by Matuloo, right here.

The other one by IAmAttila on his blog.

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Emanuel Cinca, aka Manu

My story starts in Lipova, Romania, a town of about 10,000 inhabitants, where I was born in a working class family. Growing up in a family that had a shaky financial base and relied solely on month to month wages, and sometimes on short term loans from friends, I knew that I a) didn’t want to get a regular job EVER, and b) I want to have true financial independence.

Fast forward to my high school days, I got admitted into the number one high school of Arad county, “Moise Nicoara” National College. Don’t ask me why they call it a college, that’s just the translation from Romanian. I had a passion for technology and computers, so it seemed natural that I wanted to get into the so called informatics class.

The 4 years here taught me that:

1. Where you come from has little to no impact on your ability to learn, your skills and their value

2. Being number one high school is overrated

3. In the standard educational system, you are not allowed to excel at something, until you have proven to be above average at everything else.

4. Grades are an extremely flawed measurement of someone’s skills

5. I know myself better than anyone else, so I should make my decisions, not anyone else, and I should be OK with the consequences.

These learnings will be reflected in some of my posts here.

After high school, I quit University after 2 months in… TWICE! One time I quit Computers and Information Technology, and the second time I quit Business Administration.

During these years I also developed a passion for poker. I was a content producer at the world’s biggest online poker school for 2 years, and I wrote a book with a Maths professor from Nottingham and TT, who also blogs here. The book is called The Education of a Modern Poker Player.

I moved to Vienna in 2013, at TT’s initiative, and had several failed ventures together, all leading up to what is now Adefy.

I have a keen interest in psychology and in data, which makes performance marketing such a great industry for me. I blog about these topics, sometimes adding education, personal development, and management to the mix.

Interested in: Psychology. Marketing. Management. Investing. Startups. Entrepreneurship.

Hobbies: Reading. Fitness. Football. Travelling.

Connect with me:

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/emanuelcinca

Twitter: https://twitter.com/manu_adefy

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/emanuel.cinca.35

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