Dear 43 Things Users,

10 years after introducing 43 Things to the world, we have decided we have met our last goal: completing the incredible experience that has been 43 Things. Please join us in giving one last cheer to all the folks who have shared their goals with the world, as well as all the people who have worked at The Robot Co-op to build this incredible website. We won a Webby Award, published a book, and brought happiness to a lot of people.

Starting today, 43 Things users can export their goals and entries from the site. Starting August 15, we will make the site “read only”. 43 Things users will still be able to view the site and export their content, but we won’t be taking any new content from users. We hope to leave the site up for folks to see and download their content until the end of the year. Ending on New Year’s Eve takes us full circle.

It has been a long ride (one of our original goals was to "build a company that lasts at least 2 years” - we beat that one!) While we wish the site could live on, it has suffered from a number of challenges - changes in how people use the site, the advertising industry, and how search engines view the site. We wish the outcome was different – but we’ve always been realistic about when our goals are met and when they aren't.

As of today, you will be able to download your goals and entries. See more about that on the FAQ page. Thanks for 10 great years of goal-setting and achieving.

- The Robots.

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read 52 books in 2008
How Do You Create A Reading List?

Well, something serious, something indulgent, something to learn from and something shameful. Something tried and trusted and something altogether new.

I’m starting several books at once, so I’m far from disappointed at not having finished reading anything yet. Right now, the first books on my 2008 list (all in progress) are:

1. I Can Make You Rich – Paul McKenna
2. Making Money – Terry Pratchett
3. Take Back Your Life – Sally McGhee
4. The Innocent Man – John Grisham
5. Insatiable – Valerie Tasso
6. Soul Mountain – Gao Xingjian
7. The Road – Cormac McCarthy
8. Affluenza – Oliver James
9. 7 Habits of Highly Effective People – Stephen Covey
10. The Curtain – Milan Kundera
11. NLP – The New Art and Science of Getting What You Want – Dr Harry Alder
12. NLP – The Technology of Achievement
13. Seven Basic Plots –
14. Character and Viewpoint – Orson Scott Card
15. The Hero With A Thousand Faces – Joseph Campbell
16. Anna Karenina – Leo Tolstoy
17. Star of the Sea – Joseph O’Connor
18. Ulysses – James Joyce
19. Birds Without Wings – Louis De Bernieres
20. The Mind Map Book – Tony Buzan
21. True History of the Kelly Gang – Peter Carey
22. Atonement – Ian McKewan
23. The Iliad – Homer
24. Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen
25. Magic Mountain – Thomas Mann
26. Gormenghast – Mervyn Peake
27. Moby Dick – Herman Melville
28. Catcher In The Rye – J.D.Salinger
29. The Sea – John Banville
30. To The Lighthouse – Virginia Woolf
31. Billy – Pamela Stephenson
32. For Whom The Bell Tolls – Ernest Hemingway
32. The Interpretation of Murder – Jed Rubenfield
33. White Teeth – Zadie Smith
34. London Fields – Martin Amis
35. Strange Pilgrims – Gabriel Garcia Marquez
36. Midnight’s Children – Salman Rushdie
37. The Fall And Rise Of The House Of Medici – Christopher Hibbert
38. My Dream Of You – Nuala O’Faolain
39. Herzog – Saul Bellow
40. King, Queen, Knave – Vladimir Nabakov
41. Tropic of Cancer – Henry Miller
42. Tropic of Capricorn – Henry Miller
43. Hitler’s Pope – John Cornwell
44. Ignorance – Milan Kundera

more to follow as I plan out the rest of ‘08. Let’s see how we all get on!



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