Saturday, December 29, 2007

Read this book

I don’t take risks. People look at me and they might assume, based on some of the hobbies that I have, or some of the things that I do, that I’m a risk taker. But I really view risk as the potential for an irreversible negative outcome. Being that I’m highly quantitative and analytical I almost always make decisions based on some set of data. I very rarely make decisions without information and almost never make decisions in spite of information. (Tim Ferris Interview)

I picked up the 4 Hour Work Week and nearly finished it in 2 nights, destroying my sleep schedule. It is rare that a non-fiction book grips me so, but the book resonated 100% perfectly with recent (and not so recent) thoughts, desires, and ideas I've never known how to articulate.

It inspired immediate productivity improvements at work, and also catalyzed a deeper undercurrent of thought around my own lifestyle design.

Every AIESECer should read this book for sure. I suspect they'll have a similar reaction to it.
Actually, if I know you, you'd probably benefit from this book in a very large way... given the characteristics you probably have as an associate/friend of mine.

(Put this ahead of Permission Marketing, Jenny.)

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This just happened:

me: grace
Sent at 3:19 PM on Saturday
Grace: williams
me: check my blog
Grace's new status message - i want this and that and those and these and 4:44 PM
Grace: okay will do
now?
me: si
Grace: am i supposed to do a dance or something?
me: yeah
Grace: okaaaaaaaaay
HOLLLLLLY SHIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
YOU GOT YOUR TICKET TO MANILA!!!!
okay you got a ticket to clark
BUT THATS ALRIGHT!!!!
ILL FIGURE HOW TO GET YOU!!!!!!!!!
OMG!
omg
omg

2 Comments:

Blogger Jenna V said...

put it ahead of the chunks too?

8:37 PM  
Blogger Eric said...

4-hour work week just arrived.

I was looking for a book like this.. thanks for the recommendation, I'll let you know what I think.

Hope you're doing well.

1:12 PM  

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