February 15, 2007
Grouporation = Group + Collaboration
My name is Tim Ferriss, and I’m a serial vagabond, cage fighter, and guest lecturer in high-tech entrepreneurship at Princeton University. I write you today as a 29-year old first-time author who is nervous about my launch, coming up fast on April 24th (Crown/Random House Publishing).
The book, “The 4-Hour Workweek,” is based on my popular lectures at Princeton and explores the question: Is it possible to live like the multimillionaire without first having a million dollars? $40,000 can let you live like an investment banker making $400,000, without following the deferred-life plan of slaving for 20 years. The book is tons of Lifehacks on serious steroids.
The publisher will do a great job of handling offline (and some online), but I’m hoping to help make a big spash in the world of bloggers, social networks, etc. As one person, there are serious limits to how much time I have.
Question for Readers:
What are your top 3-5 recommendations — each of which should take no more than 2 hours of time and have minimal cost — for creating a wild-fire effect and driving sales in the month of May?