Thinking Clearly — Archive of past newsletters Volume 1

#115 – Serious shopping or how to spend a billion $

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Hello Amazing

The holidays are coming and it’s time to shop – but can you shop enough? I still haven’t met anyone who could solve this challenge. Can you?

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Spend $1 billion over the course of the rest of your life.


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1: make a list of all the things you would spend money on.

2: be precise: if you buy a house, find an actual real estate listing with the actual size, location, etc. If you budget travel, you have to specify where to, how long, and look up airfare+hotel etc.

3: leave modesty behind. I challenge you to simply spend as much as your most greedy imagination will allow.


Nobody has yet managed to spend more than 20% of the money, so if you do, please let me know how you did it.


Have an amazing holiday and you will hear from me again in 2014 when volume 2 will begin. Until then. Mathias



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