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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I'm doing 40 things
 

Jacob Bøtter's Life List

  1. 1. keep my blog updated
    1 cheer
    222 people
  2. 2. Get a PhD
    1 entry . 10 cheers
    2,975 people
  3. 3. Learn to play a musical instrument
    1 entry . 7 cheers
    733 people
  4. 4. Fall in love
    6 cheers
    27,212 people
  5. 5. have a beer at every microbrewery in Copenhagen
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    14 people
  6. 6. see the northern lights
    1 entry . 8 cheers
    19,115 people
  7. 7. get to bed earlier
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    185 people
  8. 8. wake up when my alarm clock goes off
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    7,414 people
  9. 9. Write more thank you notes
    1 entry . 6 cheers
    438 people
  10. 10. be happy
    2 cheers
    25,047 people
  11. 11. To live instead of exist
    3 cheers
    11,477 people
  12. 12. Drive across the USA
    1 entry . 8 cheers
    2,142 people
  13. 13. Spend two years thinking
    1 entry . 6 cheers
    29 people
  14. 14. go to SXSW Interactive
    1 entry . 3 cheers
    59 people
  15. 15. learn how to prepare 10 excellent meals
    1 entry . 12 cheers
    784 people
  16. 16. consume less rss feeds
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    1 person
  17. 17. witness the end of IE
    5 team members . 2 entries . 10 cheers
    655 people
  18. 18. Try out 43 Things
    1 entry
    3,237 people
  19. 19. travel to london
    1 entry . 4 cheers
    237 people
  20. 20. write a book
    1 entry . 3 cheers
    31,382 people
  21. 21. Save money
    3 cheers
    16,490 people
  22. 22. Learn how to remember peoples' names
    1 entry . 4 cheers
    1,679 people
  23. 23. get in shape
    1 entry . 2 cheers
    10,376 people
  24. 24. go to the gym regularly
    3 cheers
    819 people
  25. 25. Get organized
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    6,534 people
  26. 26. design better websites
    1 cheer
    9 people
  27. 27. blog more often
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    403 people
  28. 28. redesign my blog
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    115 people
  29. 29. Be a better blogger
    2 cheers
    1,362 people
  30. 30. get my creative juices flowing
    2 cheers
    6 people
  31. 31. Read more
    1 entry . 2 cheers
    9,072 people
  32. 32. takeover Macromedia
    2 cheers
    3 people
  33. 33. Watch a space shuttle launch
    1 entry . 2 cheers
    918 people
  34. 34. Be more efficient when working
    1 entry . 3 cheers
    573 people
  35. 35. Take more pictures
    2 entries . 3 cheers
    15,312 people
  36. 36. consume less caffeine
    1 entry . 4 cheers
    63 people
  37. 37. Underpromise and Overdeliver
    5 cheers
    104 people
  38. 38. Learn to cook
    1 entry . 4 cheers
    10,168 people
  39. 39. Spend less time fooling around on the net and more time actually working
    2 entries . 2 cheers
    5,409 people
  40. 40. publish something in a respectable journal, magazine, or edited website
    1 entry . 2 cheers
    379 people
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attend the reboot conference in denmark
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Great event, looking forward to next year!



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Progress!

I just re-read “Six Thinking Hats” by Edward de Bono. It’s a fantastic book but I had to re-read it because I had forgot some of his theories that I needed to use at work.

Currently reading Peter Drucker’s classic, “Innovation and Entrepreneurship” for the first time.



see the northern lights
Northern Lights? When? Where?

I live in Denmark and I’d love to see the northern lights. Now it’s just that I am a geographically nut-head and have no clue what so ever where to see them and when. I need some tips? Is it Iceland, is it Greenland? :-)



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