Towel Day, the day Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy fans everywhere take to the streets (& pubs) with towels in hand, to pay tribute to the late Douglas Adams. Wondering what on Earth is with the towels?
…a towel has immense psychological value. For some reason, if a strag (strag: non-hitch hiker) discovers that a hitch hiker has his towel with him, he will automatically assume that he is also in possession of a toothbrush, face flannel, soap, tin of biscuits, flask, compass, map, ball of string, gnat spray, wet weather gear, space suit etc., etc. Furthermore, the strag will then happily lend the hitch hiker any of these or a dozen other items that the hitch hiker might accidentally have “lost”. What the strag will think is that any man who can hitch the length and breadth of the galaxy, rough it, slum it, struggle against terrible odds, win through, and still knows where his towel is, is clearly a man to be reckoned with.
—Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
The idea behind the Guide to Businessy Goodness is for it to be your creative biz towel-no matter what corner of the galaxy you might wander off into, the Guide has your back, and the resources to help you win through. It is also a celebration of Douglas Adams in a context we don’t usually see him; a creative visionary whose silliness masked a deep understanding of the human condition. We can either laugh or cry at the bizarre twists of fate life takes us on-Douglas always laughed, and made us laugh with him. The businessy world could use more silliness and general merriment. Just because we’re laughing doesn’t mean we’re not learning, preparing for intergalactic take off, or changing the future of business. We’re doing all that AND having fun. So on this day of supreme silly I wanted to do something awesome to promote our Guide!
Purchase a copy of the Guide to Businessy Goodness at full price ($20 or $24.42 if you are feeling funny) between now and 4:42pm on May 29th & be entered to win a package of real life businessy goodness! I ordered postcards, luxe business cards, and stickers from the folks at Moo featuring the prints from the Guide illustrating Douglas Adams quotes. I want to send a fancified envelope (with some Omiyage washi tape-I put that $*%# on everything!) of businessy Adamsian inspiration to 8 of you…but wait! There’s more! I will also beam you aboard the mothership and send you a handwritten letter answering one big businessy goodness question. Just enter your question in the notes to seller when you check out through Paypal, I’ll choose 8 random winners on May 30th, and announce the winners by email and at the bottom of this post. This giveaway is open internationally and your pretty packages will be on their way by the first week of June.
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One of the 350+ already adventuring with our Guide?
Leave a comment below telling future explorers about the goodness they are about to experience & I will randomly choose 4 winners to get a package & letter answering a big businessy question. I promise the answer won’t be 42.
Grab your towels, get your Guide, the universe awaits!
This giveaway is closed and everyone wins! Keep yours eyes open for goodness in your mailbox soon:)
Okay, I’m going to be totally honest with you. I apparently am a collector of crafty business books, but the real reason I got this was because of the Hitchikers reference.
Even though it wasn’t because of all the great content it promised, I’ve found one of my favorite resources to help me in the planning of my future business. I love the layout of the guide & have found lots of great tips to get me started. I have no doubt this will be by me every step of the way as I start my new adventure.
You’re my hero. Seriously. Been hugging my towel all day. 🙂
No really – EVERYONE should check out this universally epic and galatically fantastic business guide. It has EVERYTHING in the galaxy and some for small biz owners or those who want to become one. Need a designer? Or a printer? Or business worksheets to get organized? Need inspiration? This is it. Stop searching for that restaurant at the end of the universe – THIS IS EVEN BETTER.
So long and thanks for all the fish. 😉
This was the push I needed to stop aiming for the guys just outside my door ~ I’m grabbing my towel & going universal.
Reviving my business after an extended illness has almost killed it off.
With this type of motivation I know I can do this ; the bonus is that I have worksheets here all the time mapping out the galaxy. I no longer need to aim for the moon cos I know the stars are out there waiting for me.
Everyone should grab their towel and aim for nothing less than the universe.
“I refuse to answer that question on the grounds that I don’t know the answer.”
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