O Hai, my new copy editor. (Photo: easyAlchemy)
It’s nice to be focusing on writing again.
I am finally putting together the revised and expanded edition of The 4-Hour Workweek! A lot has happened since it was first published in April 2007, and quite a few cool updates will be included.
I’ve already incorporated many of your suggestions, but I’d love more of your resources and stories! Please take a second to look at the following three questions…
Your feedback might just end up in the new and improved version of the 4HWW, a book in its 40th printing in the US and now sold into 33 languages (!).
1) Have you found any good services, websites, gadgets/tools, products or other resources that should be in the book? Please let me know here.
2) I’d like to add a “best of the blog” section but can only include 3 or so blog posts. Which of these would you include?
Based on page views, unique IPs, and incoming links via Google Analytics, Yahoo! Site Explorer, and the “most popular posts” feature of the WordPress 2.7 admin, here are my 9 most popular relevant posts, in no particular order:
The Margin Manifesto: 11 Tenets for Reaching (or Doubling) Profitability in 3 Months
Picking Warren Buffett’s Brain: Notes from a Novice
The Holy Grail: How to Outsource the Inbox and Never Check Email Again
How to Learn (But Not Master) Any Language in 1 Hour
The Art of Letting Bad Things Happen (and Weapons of Mass Distraction)
The Not-To-Do List: 9 Habits to Stop Now
Things I’ve Learned and Loved in 2008
How to Travel the World with 10 Pounds or Less
The Choice-Minimal Lifestyle: 6 Formulas for More Output and Less Overwhelm
Please tell me which posts you’d choose by clicking on check-boxes here.
3) Do you think you or someone you know might make an interesting case study in the book? Please click here if so. Total question time = 10 minutes or less. If you’ve put your story somewhere in the comments of this blog, please indicate so and include your e-mail after the “what’s your story?” question.
I’m looking for anyone who has a good before-and-after comparison, whether huge or subtle. Small changes and improvements are great — please share your small successes. Did you cut back on working evenings and now spend more time with family? Did you take your first-ever mini-retirement? I’d love to hear about it (and please include any links to photos)! Even if it’s just a simple tip, it could very well make it into a sidebar.
Please click here to tell me how you’ve used concepts or resources in the book, or improved upon them. I strongly suggest you keep a copy of anything you spend time writing (perhaps even compose offline first).
If you can, please post your experiences or tips, however short, by Monday, Feb. 9, at 12pm PST.
Thanks in advance, all! I’m really looking forward to featuring your improvements and additions, not to mention stories. Can’t wait to see what comes in :)
Odds and Ends: Twitter Giveaway Winners
I have been giving away various goodies and gadgets on Twitter and will continue to do so. To have first shot at some great stuff coming up, just click here and follow me. Here are a few of the recent winners:
To see most of the entries, many of which are great, click here.
Prize: The Fujitsu ScanSnap color travel scanner
Winner: @johnmc, who wrote:
@tferriss stopped on the side of the freeway to help a guy with a flat tire get an odd sized lug nut off (after being rescued myself) #nice
This was a hard choice, as I needed to ask myself: what makes one act “nicer” than another? Sacrifice of time? Cash? Helping those you love vs. strangers? In the end, I went with a random act of kindness for a stranger. To see most of the entries, click here or search #nice on http://search.twitter.com