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Tuesday, February 10, 2009
The United States also put financial pressure on Great Britain to end the invasion. President Eisenhower warned the British that unless they withdrew, he would order the sale of the United States' currency reserves of British Pounds and Sterling Bonds; thereby precipitating a collapse of the British currencies' exchange rate. Eisenhower in fact ordered his Secretary of the Treasury, George M. Humphrey to prepare to sell part of the US Government's Sterling Bond holdings.
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Monday, February 9, 2009
McKagan admits, however, he doesn't understand all the technical ins and outs of high finance, but says TV's talking heads don't, either.
"Those boneheads on TV just want to make themselves come off as smart . . . I hope to shed some no-nonsense light on day-to-day money issues," he wrote, closing his salty commentary with a promise: "I will do my best to expose frauds and criminals, one at a time."
Tim Ferris's book The 4-Hour Workweek has garnered quite a bit of interest and a hell of a lot of press recently. In fact, Tim Ferris won a prize from Wired magazine last year for being the "greatest self promoter" of all time."
My guess is that it is true, that he is possibly the greatest self promoter out there. In fact his website, wildly popular in some circles, is one gigantic self promotion.
My point about this is, so what? Who cares. Give the dude some credit. He has made some fantastic points. Yes, the book reeks of self-help jargon in some cases but he also goes a step beyond and gives people real insights into how to impelement his lifestyle and is he completely transparent in that he knows he is operating at the extremes.
Ferris's thinking and approach to life is unconventional and that, in itself, will draw out the critics. Unconventional thought though is the only way to lead an unconventional life. So I say read the damn book (it's a very quick read anyway). Implement what you like and leave the rest but just like a great conversation with any opinionated person don't dismiss it because it is littered with some self promotion and cliché self help. Just the tips on limiting email use are likely worth the price of admission alone. The guy wrote a well thought out book with real details about how he accomplished his goals. He deserves the credit he is getting, even is he is a shameless self promoter.