From an article in Entrepreneur‘s July 2007 edition…two books that may be worth looking at:
– “Cool Hunting” by Peter Gloor talks about the “new new thing”. It discussing how to identify trends and products/services that are “cool” before everyone else does. It discusses focusing on “early adopters” vs innovators and harnessing one’s own network to identify trends.
– “The 4 Hour Week” by Timothy Ferriss. Discusses taking control of one’s life and transitioning from a workaholic to relaxation addict. Not sure I subscribe to this approach to life..hey, I like to work really hard…but others may need to find a middle ground?