My friend Wendy is stationed in Cameroon, West Africa, as a grassroots micro finance volunteer for the Peace Corps. After her first few months in a village without running water or paved roads, she realized that a lot of the kids in Cameroon can't read and don't have access to books. When Wendy contacted an … Continue reading Shameless Plug for Books for Cameroon
But with 2009 quickly approaching, I thought I should share the latest tool in combating procrastination: http://www.stickk.com. You can go to the site to set goals and report on milestones and developments. You can even bet on yourself. A handy dandy referee (assigned yourself) has to verify your accomplishments via email. If you don't live up to your resolution, you're not only humiliated with a "failure" status - you have to buck up the money to the charity, organization or person of your choice.