Author and thinker Tim Ferriss is out there doing interesting work. The author of the bestselling book, The Four Hour Work Week, is tackling literacy and education through the founding of LitLiberation, with a goal of raising $1 million in 30 days.
From the social media release:
Described as a scalable education revolution, LitLiberation makes it incredibly simple for anyone to fund a specific project in developing countries or support U.S. public schools. It is the first time that anyone can, in five minutes, sign-up as a fundraiser and compete to raise money, winning world-class prizes in the process.
The first step is to decide whether to support education in developing countries, in U.S. public schools, or both. Then the next step is to choose a dollar goal based on that project, create on online registry, and then spread the word. Or, people can contribute to any one of the current campaigns already underway.
LitLiberation includes big name supporters from Silicon Valley, the media industry, and the blogosphere including Marc Andreessen, Drew Curtis, Seth Godin, Matt Mullenweg, Robert Scoble, Gina Trapani, and Steve Hanselman, among others. They’re each running individual campaigns to fund specific projects in either developing countries, the US, or both. Projects include building schools, libraries, computer labs, etc.
I think it’s a cool cause, and I also feel it’s worth pointing people towards. If you’re interested, here are some links:
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