Tuesday, March 15, 2011

a brief guide to world domination (or: The Art of Non-Conformity) - Chris Guillebeau

The Art of Non-Conformity project by Chris Guillebeau chronicles notes on how to change the world by achieving significant, personal goals while helping others at the same time. In the battle against conventional beliefs, Guillebeau focuses on three areas: Life, Work, and Travel.

Guillebeau is especially interested in the convergence between highly personal goals and service to others. He uses the metaphor of world domination (ruling and changing the world at the same time) to highlight all the things that can be achieved by choosing to live with gratitude and purpose.

His Brief Guide to World Domination was read by more than 100,000 people in 60 countries during the first six months.

The essence of Guillebeua's philosophy is:
1. You don’t have to live your life the way other people expect you to.
2. You can do good things for yourself and help other people at the same time.
3. If you don’t decide for yourself what you want to get out of life, someone else will probably end up deciding for you.
4. There is usually more than one way to accomplish something.

Chris Guillebeau spent 4 years in West Africa as a volunteer. He is a writer, entrepreneur, and world traveler with the goal of visiting every country in the world. When not traveling, he lives in Portland, Oregon and publishes the Art of Nonconformity blog.

Brief Guide to World Domination
free e-book

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