Archive for February, 2011

25 Unusual Methods for Making a Trillion Dollars

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I hate self-help books. And any books or articles or “Rich Dad, Poor Dad”  (or “Power of Now”) stuff that don’t really speak from experience and don’t really give you specific steps towards achievement. When you have a gun to your head, with two kids, a mortgage, and your entire self-esteem at risk, you need […] Read On…

10 Confessions

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I just got this email via Facebook from Taylor Northcutt: “I hop that your foolesh feels relizes that peapl in indea are dieing in indea just to go to collige and you have the odasity to tell the world its a horribil thing . Ill bet that both your douters well think your a complet […] Read On…

How to be THE LUCKIEST GUY ON THE PLANET in 4 Easy Steps

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I told my dad, “I’m a lucky guy.” He said, “But are you lucky in love?” I was six years old. Love was the most disgusting thing in the world to me. What the hell was he talking about? Love was living in another neighborhood at that time. Or another planet. It would be years […] Read On…

10 Unusual Things I Didn’t Know About Steve Jobs

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I was standing right next to Steve Jobs in 1989 and it was the closest thing I ever felt to being gay. The guy was incredibly wealthy, good looking enough to get any girl, a nerd super-rockstar who had just convinced my school to buy a bunch of NeXT machines (which, btw, were in fact […] Read On…

My Blind Date gone Bad

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I had an idea and I knew some people were going to be hurt by it. But first I called my friend, Amy, to see if she liked the idea and wanted to participate. She was in. Then I called Michel, for video, and Adrian, for audio, and we needed Francois. For security. Just in […] Read On…

My Name is James A. and I’m an Alcoholic

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It was my first meeting of Alcoholics Anonymous. I went to the meeting at that church at the corner of Wall Street and Broadway. I thnk it’s the oldest church in the country. Or the city. Or the “oldest” “something”of “somewhere”. We were in the basement and donuts were served. There were about six rows […] Read On…

Living Life is better than Dying in College

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I know I’ve been doing a lot on college lately. But I view it as a stepping stone for how the life we live now diverges from the life we could be living (and the life I hope my kids will live). I’m in the process of writing a book on this where I hope […] Read On…