Archive for January, 2011

How to Use Shock and Awe to Create a Viral Video

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First there was Paris Hilton. Then Kim Kardashian. Then…Little Superstar, with 16mm views – the most popular viral video to come out of India. Today is my last day here and I’m pretty sad to be leaving. Although tomorrow night I’m DEFINITELY going to be eating as much sushi and meat as I can get […] Read On…

8 Alternatives to College

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When I was 19 I won some money in a chess tournament. So instead of using that money for my college tuition I decided to drop out of college and buy a car. I bought a used 1982 Honda Accord. I drove it around for a few hours since they let me drive it right […] Read On…

Is Satan a Good Investor

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First night of sleepaway camp I woke up around 4 in the morning and the bed was completely soaked. I had wet the bed. I was 12 years old and the 10 other beds in the bunk had my friends in them. I would be shamed and embarrassed forever if they found out. My bed […] Read On…

How Being a Sore Loser can make you Rich (or crazy)

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I threw all the pieces on the floor. I’m almost embarassed to tell you this. When someone says to you, “I was playing a game of chess and I lost and I threw all the pieces on the floor,” you might think: ok, he was four years old. Thats cute. But I was 17.  I […] Read On…

21 Unusual Ways my Wife Survived Her Financial Crisis

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[This is a guest post Claudia wrote on how she survived the financial crisis. I think there’s a common thread among “survivors” of a deep financial crisis and thats an ability to transform and change the way you think, the way you deal with stress, and your views on what the meaning of success and […] Read On…

I’m Guilty of Torturing Women

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I used to torture her on almost a daily basis. It was almost to the point where I can’t forgive myself. I remember one sorry anguished moment where she was crying and begging me to stop but I couldn’t because I’m an addict. Sometimes torturers can’t help it. Whether its nature or nurture they feel […] Read On…