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6 Discoveries from Near and Far: Volume XXXII

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Things I found on long walks in foreign cities, or perhaps when someone posted them on Twitter.

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The Top 7 Interviews from Good Life Project

Online interviews are a dime a dozen… except when they’re done amazingly well. Jonathan Fields decided to rise to the challenge of producing thoughtful, in-depth features on interesting people. He’s kept at it for more than three years and is still going strong. I asked him why he started Good Life Project, otherwise known as GLP. Here’s…

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Three Things I Learned Last Week

You don’t write a book because it’s a good thing to write a book. You don’t write a book to “build your platform.” You write a book because you can’t bear not writing a book. You have something to say and you’re willing to put in the effort, day after day, to craft that message in the best possible manner.

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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 team has slowly been gathering to plan a small event for next summer.

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5 Short Notes on Gratitude

When I wasn't getting extorted or doing drugs in Yemen, I enjoyed touring around with my fixer. Several times, I noticed that when we passed a beggar on the street, he took a small amount of money from his pocket and gave it to them. Observing this behavior caused me to think. I'm supposed to give to the poor, but do I really?

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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, dozens of workshops and presentations, and ... so much more. I'll be going away for a few days to reflect more on the experience, but I don't want to keep you waiting on a recap—so I'll send you to a few of the 100+ reviews and writeups that have been published by others in the past few days.

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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 them with #WDS.) For now, here are a few photos that might give the rest of you an idea of what our weekend was like ...

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Life Is Full of Things You Can’t Fix

Broken hearts. Mistakes that changed the course of a life.

Things that went wrong through no fault of your own, and the things that were your fault.

Global problems. Poverty of all kinds. The war, the famine, the flood.

The activist chooses to believe in the ability to make all things better, sometimes in the face of reason itself. Life is full of things you can't fix, no matter how well-intentioned you are.

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WDS 2011: “The Heart Attack of Awesome”

One year ago, I began planning last weekend with a small group of trusted friends. As the time drew closer, we transitioned from a planning team to an Action Team. Then, as the weekend really drew closer, we expanded to a much larger Action Team. When the big day finally arrived, more than 40 people worked closely together to provide a gathering space for the 500 awesome people who came to town, more than half of whom were visiting Portland for their first time. Everyone involved was a volunteer—no speakers were paid, and attendees themselves contributed much of the weekend as we went along.

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