Oops! That deadline is 3:30 pm PACIFIC time!
Not sure if you are aware of this, but Tim Ferriss, the author of The
Four Hour Workweek, is donating (in conjunction with an
anonymous donor) $3 for every person who follows him on Twitter up to
As a "bribe" to get people to follow him (which he probably doesn't
need to do, since he's quite popular already), he has collaborated with
others to give every follower 3 valuable gifts worth $168 per follower.
I just followed Tim,
and encourage you to do so, too.
It's certainly a great cause. Beyond that, it's also a
wonderful study-in-action of the power of joint ventures,
collaboration, engaging social media with a clear focus, and leveraging
the contacts and influence of others.
Check out the details for
yourself. But act
quickly. I wish I'd discovered it before now, as
this great social experiment ends tomorrow (March 30, 2009) at 3:30 pm
Whether you choose to follow Tim or not, how might an entrepreneur similarly benefit themselves and others from studying/implementing an initiative like this?