Archive for December, 2011

Mistakes Were Made

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Sometimes in the middle of the day, totally by reflex or accident, I blurt out, “No” really loud. The word escapes my throat before I can stop it. I’m daydreaming about some mistake I made over the past 40 years and how embarrassing it was. How ashamed I feel. I want to take it back […] Read On…

Giving a condom. Plus 11 Other Things One Can Give

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I was a bit surprised when she gave me a condom as a present. A few days earlier she had interviewed me for a Japanese magazine. This was around 1996 and the company I had started was building websites for many entertainment companies. When she did the interview we were surrounded by a couple of […] Read On…

Kim Jong il – the Chef of Love

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Kim Jong Il’s death has not satisfied my insatiable hunger for sex, money, or happiness. The natural human frenzy to persist past our excretions has finally been laid to rest with the Great Leader. Wait a second, how did you know this? I thought you don’t read news! Well, I learned about it at 3 […] Read On…

How to Have a BIG Idea

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A friend of mine needs $2 billion. He has a big idea. The idea came first. He wants to buy a well-known public company. He has an idea of how this public company can quickly become profitable, return money to the buyer, and then it’s a free ride with new management. He’s picked out the […] Read On…

I Hate Feeding My Kids

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Oh my god. My kids are going to wake up in 20 minutes. They are such a drag.  They wake up at 8:40am every Sunday morning. I went to sleep last night around 8pm so I’m assuming they went to sleep about 2-3 hours later. Or maybe 6 hours later. I have no idea what […] Read On…

Lessons I Learned From Poker

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Yesterday in the Twitter Q&A that I give every Thursday @GiraffesCanSwim asked, “what did you learn from playing poker?” I gave a 140 character answer. Something like, “you learn quickly that all your friends lie to you all the time in order to steal your money.” But I’ve been thinking a little more about it. […] Read On…