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How Does It Feel to Visit Every Country?

I left Norway and began a slow journey home via the Pacific. I’m writing these notes from a Cathay Pacific flight to Tokyo, where I’ll transfer on to Los Angeles after staying one night. After the end of the world in Oslo, a lot of people have been asking: How does it feel to visit…

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Paying Attention

“It was true: the entire ball game was what you gave attention to vs. what you willed yourself to not.” -David Foster Wallace There are many things on the typical daily list of tasks and appointments that can be ignored or mindlessly plodded through. For best results, don’t just make a to-do list; make a…

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FYI: Final World Domination Summit Tickets Available on Wednesday

Our little gathering in Portland has grown far beyond our initial expectations (and indeed, even our hopes and dreams). The deadline to be part of this summer’s version is… next Wednesday, January 16. I sent out the note below to the waiting list earlier today, and I’m including it here to avoid getting complaints from…

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World Domination Summit 2013: Limited Tickets Now Available

*World Domination, July 2013 Edition* As mentioned on Monday, today’s the day—we’ve just opened up the first public round of registration for #WDS2013. While they last, tickets will be available at the link below –> #WDS2013 Registration Demand greatly exceeds supply for WDS tickets, so I won’t send this post by email. When tickets are…

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Early Preview of the 2013 World Domination Summit

We’ve begun secret meetings at World Domination HQ (also known as my house). Field trips have been made to various potential locations (the best field trips always end with Happy Hour). Quote requests have gone out for skywriters and a mechanical bull (long story). We’re still in early days, but the time has come: our…

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How to Ensure You’ll Do Anything

If there’s something you need to do, but you keep putting it off—or if there’s something you’d like to do but don’t seem able to push through, there’s at least one easy way to fix it. The solution begins with understanding why we procrastinate. The simple answer is: because we can. To solve the problem,…

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Unnecessary Traffic Lights

Have you ever pulled up to a stoplight and waited… and waited… while there was no other traffic in sight? Three minutes later, the light finally changes, and you pull away… with no other traffic in sight? A couple of years ago, this happened to me late at night while I was traveling in the…

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The $100 Investment

Have you ever withdrawn $100,000 in cash from the bank? Me neither… until last week. This post includes a video from last weekend’s World Domination Summit, and a brief explanation on why our team invested $100 in each WDS attendee. *** A number of people have asked me to share more about the surprise we…

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What Happened at the World Domination Summit

I’ve been having a hard time writing up my experience at the second-annual World Domination Summit last weekend. I feel exhausted, but mostly in a good way. Our team did a fantastic job, with more than 80 volunteers working together to put on an epic weekend adventure, complete with block parties, dunk tanks, keynote sessions,…

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World Domination Summit 2012: Early Photo Recap

For the past five days, I’ve been immersed in a weekend adventure with 1,000 of our closest friends from more than 20 countries. They’ll be able to tell the story better than I can, so at some point soon I’ll do a roundup of their posts. (Attendees: link your posts to this one or tag…

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10 Days to World Domination (The Sequel)

There are 1,000 gift bags taking up every available space in my garage—and also in the foyer, on the stairs, and in various other nooks and crannies around the house. The photo above is approximately 5% of them, and doesn’t include countless other boxes, hammock stands, furniture, piles of wood (long story), and various items…

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The $100 Startup Is Live!

Greetings from midtown Manhattan, where a large amount of coffee is about to be consumed in a corner room at the Doubletree hotel. Today is the day. After three years of research and writing, it’s finally here. The $100 Startup is going out to the world! Hundreds of people from all over the world have…

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