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Thank you for sharing from your personal experience -- the original is always the best. And I would venture that what makes the Ball of Whacks special is you.

This is really good advice. I've had people ask me me, "Are you concerned that your Ball of Whacks will be pirated?" And my answer is, "Well, there are worse problems, such as no one wanting to pirate you."

BTW: Both of my first two books ("Whack" and "Kick") each had four different pirated Chinese translations. I survived just fine.

Mike -- great advice: always have new tricks in the pipeline. A product, service, angle, extension, etc.

Mark -- thank you for adding your advice to the conversation. It was really good to meet you and learning about your experience in China.

Shahrooz -- I enjoyed meeting you, too. Keep me posted on your blogs and communities. We can do a lot to build on each other's work in the open source format you prefer.

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