Random and Fun Announcements: Keynote with Mike Shinoda, Inc. 500, Madrid Party, More…


Mike Shinoda of Linkin Park: more than 50 million albums and counting. (Photo: norrelb)

Rather than sprinkle these announcements around, I figured I’d just load up one post. Hope to bump into some of you at one of these!

Keynote with Mike Shinoda of Linkin Park in Las Vegas

I’ll be doing an opening keynote with Mike Shinoda of Linkin Park fame at BlogWorldExpo in Las Vegas, Sept. 21st at 9am. Hosted with Rohit Bhargava of Ogilvy Worldwide, it’s going to be a blast. Here’s what we’ll be covering…

Learn what it takes to create You, Inc. — whether for yourself or a company — online and offline in a crowded world. What are the right and wrong (and best) ways to get attention? What are the most important decisions? Where do blogs fit in, and are they ideal or outdated? How do you parlay “internet fame” into major media?

I’ll be taking a ton of notes at this conference. Lots of heavy hitters will be in attendance to share their experiences with blogging, monetization, PR, etc.. Here is code you can use for 20% off registration: 4HVIP

Inc. 500 Speaking with Inc. and Fast Company Editor-in-Chief

Prior to Vegas, I’ll be speaking Sept. 19th at 3:30pm in DC with John Koten, CEO and editor-in-chief of Mansueto Ventures (Inc. and Fast Company magazines), at the Inc. 500 Conference. Here is a sample of what we’ll cover in our fireside chat:

Called the “Indiana Jones for the digital age,” Ferriss is author of the #1 New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller, The 4-Hour Workweek. He has become almost as famous for his use of social media to rocket his book to bestseller status as he is for the book itself.

Find out the back-story to his book, what he wished he had included, and why he thinks technology such as email, instant messaging and PDAs complicate life rather than simplify it. Still have burning questions? The second half of the session will be dedicated to an interactive Q&A period.

I’m hoping to meet a number of the speakers, including Jim Collins (Good to Great) and Elon Musk (PayPal, Tesla Motors, etc.). Bill Clinton spoke last year, and there should be some fantastic sessions.

The 4-Hour Workweek Home: Now in 3-D

My house, where I wrote 4HWW, is on the market! Check out the virtual tour here. Search MLS Number 80825680 on www.mlslistings.com if that doesn’t work. The zebra print carpet isn’t mine, but I’m willing to include the best bed ever built (just look at the frame!).

4HWW Madrid Party in Two Weeks — Sept. 25th!

Por fin! On Thursday, September 25th, I’ll be hosting a blow-out 4HWW party in Madrid. Tickets are free and limited to the first 150. Better to register earlier rather than later, as the London and Sydney parties both “sold out” in less than a week. If you’re in Spain or nearby, come over and have some Rioja red with me.

Here’s where you should RSVP: http://4hwwmadrid.eventbrite.com/

Any suggestions for cool locations that can hold 150 people?

Posted on: September 12, 2008.

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51 comments on “Random and Fun Announcements: Keynote with Mike Shinoda, Inc. 500, Madrid Party, More…

  1. Hi Tim,

    I have been following your blog with interest and describing my own thoughts about having a personal assistant, etc. on my blog.

    I know you mentioned you are moving…where are you headed? I live in San Jose, too, but I’m pretty sure I’ll be moving to San Diego early next year.



  2. Hey Tim,

    Slightly off topic but here goes.

    What are your thoughts on McCain not knowing how to email?
    Is he less evolved because of it?
    Or is he somehow more evolved?

    Tough call.
    I do like the fact that he has other people deal with it.


  3. Hi Guys,

    To your two questions:

    -McCain not knowing how to e-mail (or choosing not to): I don’t mind this at all. I judge him, and others, by results and not methods. There are quite a few brilliant CEO who still have their assistants print out their email. I don’t think it matters, laugh as some might, and it quite likely keeps the static and distraction to a minimum.

    -Where am I headed? I plan to split my time among NYC, Buenos Aires, and SF. All wonderful places.

    All the best,



  4. Buenos Aires rules!

    Hey, i never heard the story about how you used social media to promote the book… where can I read about that?

    Im just about through with the audio book and am absolutely amazed!


  5. Hey Tim,

    I’m from Vancouver, BC, hope you enjoyed your recent visit here. I’m heading to NY Sept 23rd to Oct 6th, if you’re in town while I’m there I’d love to grab a pint. Would be one of the many highlights of my trip.



  6. Any plans of heading to India in the near future?

    Along with your fans, maybe you could meet up with all your outsourced executives in person – it would surely be a good motivation for them :)


  7. Madrid party! Woo-hoo! :D

    As soon as I found out that 4HWW was already out in Spanish, I’ve been recommending it and giving it as a present.

    I’m still trying to find a way to incorporate the teachings of your book into my music career. It was great to see that my friend Derek Sivers was so profoundly affected by the book too! :)

    I’m off to hunt for plane ticket and hotel…


  8. Hey Tim,
    Your giving new meaning to filling the void! Just booked Buenos Aires for our next mini retirement and plan on following your “living like a rock star” post to experience what you wrote about- and share it with our peeps.
    Warmest Regards,