How to retire early (and be happy and productive)

So you have invested in the Next Net 25, made a fortune and looking to retire. What to do? How to cope? Philip Greenspun (who retired aged 37) has the answer in Early Retirement.

Much of the advice is useful to anybody who wants to be happier and more productive. My favorite productivity tip:

Don’t read the newspaper or email in the morning because it will scramble your brain with lots of disconnected ideas and you won’t be able to accomplish any serious work for the rest of the day ([source:] very productive friend who has just completed his fourth book)

Philip is one of those really interesting persons with a facinating history that I’d love to meet over a couple of beers in a bar some day.