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 going to Aruba soon so I hope to read the book in it’s entirety during this vacation. 7 months ago


I started reading about 2 years ago and somewhere along the way, inexplicably, i lost interest in reading, this book or any for that matter. fast forward to now and i discovered that i need reading glasses! so, i picked up the book again, and i am half way through in less than 2 weeks. i will review the book and my share my thoughts once i finish. 11 months ago

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MarkI want to read this by the end of 2013

I’m on Chapter 7 The exploiters and the exploited. Maybe if I read a little bit everyday and posted what I read about on here. I really think reading this book will give me a better perspective on life and what I should do. 21 months ago

Niala Wesley 23 months ago

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rabbit hearted girlMaybe I should stick with it

But I didn’t enjoy or agree with the book, so I stopped reading it and doubt I will pick it back up. Therefore I won’t be reading the Fountainhead either.

So many speak highly of Ayn Rand that I wanted to see what all the fuss was about. People proclaim Rand to be some sort of genius and prophet, which she clearly is not. Some quotes that sum up how I feel about Rand and her philosophy, objectivism.

“I have always found it quaint and rather touching that there is a movement in the US that thinks Americans are not yet selfish enough.” -Christopher Hitchens

“Ayn Rand’s ‘philosophy’ is nearly perfect in its immorality, which makes the size of her audience all the more ominous and symptomatic as we enter a curious new phase in our society…. To justify and extol human greed and egotism is to my mind not only immoral, but evil.”
― Gore Vidal

“There are two novels that can transform a bookish 14-year-kid’s life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish daydream that can lead to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood in which large chunks of the day are spent inventing ways to make real life more like a fantasy novel. The other is a book about orcs.”
― Raj Patel

“Atlas Shrugged and The Fountainhead, doubtless two of the most exquisitely adolescent of fictions.”
― Nancy Mairs,

I would like to have said I finished it so I could have a proper discussion or debate if it comes up. But I’d rather not waste my time… 2 years ago

ChamberKnox 2 years ago

Mark 2 years ago

b_rushin 2 years ago

mgnationTook me almost seven months!

Probably the best book I’ve ever read. Such an epic story, I don’t know why it isn’t more celebrated as a love story. There’s an awful lot of sex it in. This is one of my first goals on here that I’ve been able to check off as completed. Phew! Next up The Fountainhead… 2 years ago

mgnation 2 years ago


I’ve been reading since January and am a little more than half done now in April, wow! 2 years ago

philly6 4 years ago

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feelgoodrevolution 3 years ago

Adventureman2010This book is outstanding

It took me two and a half months to read the 1,168 page hardback version. Was it worth it? Yes it was. One of the best books I’ve ever read. 3 years ago

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