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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icot in Yokohama is doing 24 things including…

work because I like to, not because I have to

6 cheers


icot has written 2 entries about this goal

While I have not noticed,

I have been in the position where I teach youngsters.

To be honest, I am not good at teaching so well. I prefer to do all the things by myself. But of course, I know that is wrong. I should transfer all my knowledge to him, and I go forward more and more. I think that is one nature of business that I belong to.

What I want is

to create something for people using IT. That’s all. That is why I concentrate to the job. So, I can not understand a person who is chatting anytime and do not make any result.

When I talk with such people, they often complain about the company. Maybe they think the company is an existence that gives them a salary not a place where they show their performance.

I do not mind how comfortable the company is. Because the circumstance can be improved by myself showing my performance.

icot has gotten 6 cheers on this goal.


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