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Travel Hacking in Early 2013

Every year when the calendar rolls around to January 1, it’s time for me to get back out on the road. I love travel and I love doing events—I’ve been in eight cities in the past ten days—but I also have to get... Read More

Changing the System

I’m back on the road, talking with interesting people every night. Many of them ask questions about “changing the system.” Everyone agrees it’s broken and frustration is expressed all around. But what is t... Read More

Tuvalu to California

A few weeks ago, your humble correspondent was sitting on a modest balcony in a guest house in Tuvalu, a tiny nation in the South Pacific that is now known as country #192 in his mind. The island itself was somewhat depressin... Read More

There’s No Such Place as Far Away

This month I’ve been talking to people from all over the world, beginning the outlining and research for a new book. It’s a long process and I have a long way to go. Nevertheless, a few observations are slowly com... Read More

A Tale of 9 Startups

Jon was inspired by a blog post that told him to quit his job and start a business. He dutifully did so, firing off a farewell message to his boss and former colleagues. Having heard about becoming “location independent,”... Read More

A Year in the Life of You

I came back from Tuvalu and my gym was packed with dozens of people I had never seen before—an influx of New Year’s Resolutions. “How many of them will still be here in February?” I wondered. Whether you&#... Read More

2012 Annual Review: Looking Forward

I did it. I made it to Tuvalu, the penultimate country! It took a while to get here, but that’s to be expected. Someone said they spent 20 minutes reading the Tuvalu Wikipedia page the other day. I said I was surprised ... Read More