Time billionaire.

Time billionaire.

A billion seconds is slightly over 31 years.

A million seconds is around 11 days.

I am 57 years old.

Touchwood, if I look after myself, I am a time billionaire.

This observation came from a Tim Ferris (Do speaker 2008) podcast interview with Graham Duncan.

But this notion was this week prompted again by a paid newsletter I get from Pomp.

He had done the maths and came to the conclusion he wanted to spend time with family and friends.

Yup, to that.

And here’s the beautiful and heartbreaking truth:

Every 16 year old with nothing wants to be a money billionaire.

And every 80-year-old money billionaire wants to be a time billionaire.


David Hieatt

David Hieatt

Bankrupt at 16. Thrown out of college at 18. Joined Saatchi + Saatchi at 21. Started howies in 1995. Sold it to Timberland. Left. Started The Do Lectures. Started Hiut Denim Co.

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Early needs conviction. Or for you to forget.

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Dear constraint,