Cool People, Cool Projects

One of the primary reasons for starting this blog was to help me connect with cool people doing cool things. Over the last 5 years, I’ve had an opportunity to interview or meet hundreds of very interesting people around the world. Here are some of the latest projects from a few people I know and respect.

Niall Doherty

Cargo Ship Diaries Niall Doherty

Want a glimpse into what it’s like to travel around the world without flying? Check out Niall Doherty’s The Cargo Ship Diaries for tales of his global experiences. On his blog, Niall shares detailed income and expense reports along with great articles on personal development, travel and all the challenges he sets for himself. Great reading, all around. Here is Niall Doherty’s interview on this site.

Jenny Leonard

Never North


Jenny Leonard has just launched a community for freelance designers. Check out her Start a Movement post and sign up to the newsletter to get her beautiful manifesto. Jenny is one of those rock stars that never stops doing cool and interesting projects. Expect big things from the Never North community.

Virtual Freedom Chris Ducker

Philippines based, veteran entrepreneur Chris Ducker covers everything you need to know about utilizing outsourced staff to get more accomplished. Along with running several large businesses, Chris Ducker has emerged as an online business celebrity. His blog and podcast are a great source of valuable business insights. Here is the JetSetCitizen interview with Chris Ducker.


Betsy and Warren Talbot of have a brand new book coming out this week. They both quit great jobs, mid-career to travel the world and write. They are an inspiring success story for couples, travellers and aspiring authors. I interviewed Betsy and Warren here.

Play It Away Charlie HoehnPlay It Away Charlie Hoehn

Charlie Hoehn recently published his book on how to cure anxiety, Play It Away. I first discovered Charlie from his Recession Proof Graduate ebook, which is a must read for new graduates and anyone embarking on a new career. Charlie has worked with Ramit Sethi, Tim Ferris and Tucker Max. He’s another rising superstar. You can find my interview with Charlie Hoehn here.

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My name is John Bardos. My wife and I gave up our business, house and possessions in Japan to search for more meaning and fulfillment in our lives. We've discovered that a satisfying life is about rich experiences, quality relationships and meaningful contribution, NOT consumption.

2 Responses to Cool People, Cool Projects

  1. Jenny says:

    you’re awesome. Thanks for mentioning me and Never North! 😀

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