Burning Man Winners and Charity:Water Finalists (Please Vote!)

Burning Man Winners and Charity:Water Finalists (Please Vote!)

Goofing around at Burning Man ’08. Ah, the memories… This is just a quick announcement post. Below, please find the winners of Chip Conley’s Burning Man 2013 contest (See “28 Festivals and 8 Reasons They Can Change Your Life“), as well as the finalists for the Charity:Water roundtrip ticket anywhere in the world. Please vote …

28 Festivals and 8 Reasons They Can Change Your Life (Plus: Free Burning Man Tickets!)

28 Festivals and 8 Reasons They Can Change Your Life (Plus: Free Burning Man Tickets!)

Chip Conley, founder of Joie de Vivre Hotels. Chip Conley is the founder of Joie de Vivre Hospitality, which he began at age 26 and built to more than 30 properties in California alone. In 2010, Joie de Vivre was awarded the #1 customer service award in the U.S. by Market Metrix (Upper Upscale hotel …

4HWW Readers' Libraries in Nepal, Cambodia, and Sri Lanka Open Their Doors!

4HWW Readers' Libraries in Nepal, Cambodia, and Sri Lanka Open Their Doors!

The Vang Lam preschool we built in Vietnam. So cute a lumberjack would cry! Now we have three more locations. You all should be *very* proud. I’m thrilled to share completion reports for the three libraries you supported and made possible. The funds were raised for my birthday campaign in 2011. They’re finally done! This …

Feel Good Friday: Readers, You Did This — 21,559 Students Helped So Far…

Feel Good Friday: Readers, You Did This — 21,559 Students Helped So Far…

Imagine a huge stadium full of kids like this. It’s a lot, and you’ve helped them all. This post is an experiment. I’m calling it “Feel Good Friday.” There’s enough bad news in the world, so let’s spread a little optimism… Since May 13th, you have directly helped 21,559 high-need public school students in the …

How to Finally Play the Guitar: 80/20 Guitar and Minimalist Music

How to Finally Play the Guitar: 80/20 Guitar and Minimalist Music

When will you stop dreaming and start playing? (Photo: Musician “Lights”, Credit: Shandi-lee) I’ve always wanted to play the guitar. It started as a kid, listening to my dad play around the fireplace during the holidays. The fantasy continued with Guns N’ Roses and the iconic Slash. From hyperspeed Slayer to classical Segovia, I was …

The Magic of Thinking Big – How to Break World Records in Times Square

The Magic of Thinking Big – How to Break World Records in Times Square

Preface from Tim The following is a guest post by John-Clark Levin, Joe Luchsinger, and Jason Soll. I’ve been waiting for the perfect time to publish it, and today is that day. Why? I have big battles coming next week, and they make me want to tackle the world. By the time you finish reading …

The Magic of Apprenticeship — A How-To Guide

The Magic of Apprenticeship — A How-To Guide

In 1902, Einstein (far right) formed “The Olympia Academy” with two friends, who met to discuss books about science and philosophy. Three years later, Einstein’s Annus Mirabilis papers vaulted him to international fame. I’m asked “How do I find a mentor?” all the time. I’ve never had a good answer. The sad fact is this: …