So, Tim Ferris was posted in a recent and interesting TED talk.
As a result, I’ve:
bought his book
started learning to swim with the “Total Immersion” technique (the “Total Immersion Freestyle” video can be bought from amazon, or is -ahem- available online)
started Michel Tomas’ French CDs (also -ahem- available online) and still mean to get around to the 1 hour language headstart
I’ll post a review of the book once I’ve had more of look.