Alternative Grad Program

I am reading a book called, “The Art of Non Conformity” by Chris Guillebeau. He suggested this alternative one year graduate program, I thought it looked like a great idea so I am going to take it on. It helps to give me structure in my mogul making.

Start date: May 05, 2013

1. Subscribe to the Economist and read every issue.

2. Memorize the names of every country, world capital and current president or prime minister.

3. Buy a round-the-world plan ticket to travel to several major world regions, including somewhere in Asia and Africa.

4. Read the basic texts of the major world religions, the Torah, the New Testament, the Koran and the teachings of Buddah. And visit a church, a mosque, a synagogue and a temple.

5. Subscribe to a language learning podcast and listen to a 20 minute podcast, five times a week. Join a local language club.

6. Loan money to an entrepreneur through Kiva.org and arrange to visit him/her while on trip around the world.

7. Acquire at least three new skills during your year. Suggestions; photography, skydiving, computer programming, or martial arts.

8. Read at least 30 non-fiction books and 20 classic novels.

9. Join a gym or health club to keep fit.

10. Start a blog, create a basic posting schedule and stick with it for the entire year.

11. Set your home page to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Randompage.

12. Learn to write by listening to the Grammar Girl podcast and buying Bird by Bird by Anne Lammott

13. Instead of reading the entire Encyclopedia Britannica, read The know it all by A J Jacobs.

One Comment to “Alternative Grad Program”

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