Dan Andrews

A Ten-Year Retrospective on The 4-Hour Workweek : How Location-Independent Entrepreneurs Taught the World to Build Businesses from Anywhere

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Ten years ago this month, I was spending a sunny Saturday morning in Barnes and Noble. In the business section, I noticed a book with a palm tree and a hammock on the cover. It boldly suggested that I could work less, earn more, and travel widely.   Free time and travel sounded great, of...

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What Does Your City Whisper to You?

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Every time I am in New York, I think about an article by Paul Graham called "Cities and Ambition." The idea is that cities send signals through a variety of means - from overheard conversations, to architecture, to how residents decorate their living rooms. Like great books, great cities whisper their messages subliminally. Graham suggests that the...

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The Cult of Early Retirement Meets (Or Strangely, Doesn’t Meet) The Cult of Entrepreneurship

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Very few words seize my attention like “retire early.” So it’s no wonder that, over the years, I’ve found myself consuming a wide range of ideas from ‘early retirement’ bloggers and financial gurus. Most emphasize the fundamentals: being frugal and saving money. They talk about making purchases mindfully, putting off short-term consumer highs for long-term financial...

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Why do So Many Entrepreneurs Take up Endurance Sports?

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This past weekend I packed up my bicycle and flew to Terracina, Italy. It's a beach town just over 100km (62 miles) outside of Rome. Here's what it looks like: Not bad! When I got there, I rode my bike around and drank all the coffee. But I wasn't there to see the sights (although, it's amazing...

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