Could you use a $100 startup?

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This is my regular installment of “writing about writing,” in which I scan the world to find websites, books and articles to help writers. Today, I examine a new book by Chris Guillebeau….

You have to love a guy whose number 1 goal is to travel to every country in the world by the time he’s 35. That’s Chris Guillebeau for you — ambitious, quirky, adventuresome. He’s never held a regular job or earned a typical paycheque and yet he’s already visited 175 countries.

His blog, The Art of Non-Conformity,  discusses entrepreneurship, travel, and personal development. Now he has a new book out — The $100 Startup. The book’s subtitle says it all: Reinvent the way you make a living, do what you love, and create a new future.

I suspect Chris gave away an awful lot of free review copies because I saw the book widely reviewed in blogland. I paid for my own book and read it in two nights. It’s engaging and probably the best primer on running a non-traditional business (say, becoming an Internet writer) that I’ve ever read. I think Chris is trying to do the same sort of thing Tim Ferriss did in the Four-Hour Work Week. Chris does it way better.

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