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WordCamp 2009 Tim Ferris: Don’t do things that aren’t fun!

May 30, 2009

Think big.  Play often.

This is the message on the big screen at WordCamp SF 2009 as I walk in with a cup of Peet’s Coffee and a raison bagel (one of the best I’ve ever had by the way). More on that in general:  WordPress WordCamp 2009–here I come, SF!!

The message is courtesy of Tim Ferris, session one. I’m a bit late–after all, I was up late courtesy of a black tutu and a red bustier at the Fishbug party in Emeryville with other Burning Moms–hi Tara!–and he’s fielding questions on managing twitter and your love life.

Who’s Tim Ferris? He’s the author of the 4 hour work week. His law is “Don’t do things that aren’t fun!”

Tim Ferriss

Tim Ferriss Timothy Ferriss, nominated as one of Fast Company’s “Most Innovative Business People of 2007,” is an angel investor and author of the #1 New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and BusinessWeek bestseller, The 4-Hour Workweek, which has been sold into 35 languages.

He has been featured by more than 100 media outlets, including The New York Times, The Economist, TIME, Forbes, Fortune, CNN, and CBS. He speaks six languages, runs a multinational firm from wireless locations worldwide, and has been a popular guest lecturer at Princeton University since 2003, where he presents entrepreneurship as a tool for ideal lifestyle design and world change.

Tim is an active education activist and has architected experimental social media campaigns such as LitLiberation to out-fundraise traditional media figures like Stephen Colbert 3-to-1 at zero cost, building schools overseas and financing more than 15,000 US students in the process.

Here’s some quick ideas I picked up. (I’ll clean up the typos and add some details ASAP!)

Twitter: an all you can eat Buffet that will leave you hungry

BUT if you’re wasting time but having fun you’re not wasting time. doens’t mean you’re being productive! at least be aware you’re not being productive

2 blogs: long form and short term

most traffic comes to a specific post

when the book was to launch planned some stunts and with held some blog posts for 2 years

how can i get into sj merc or sf chron: geek to freak

outsourced his lovelife complete with specs andlinks to this is who is attractive and interests etc just like a request for proposal; competing teams around the world with performance bonus. batched dates like email; coffee dates 20 in 2 day

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