Archive for April, 2012

  • Ask James: Learning Wisdom, Where to Have Sex, Jewish Vampires, Overpopulation, Tipping, and More!
    Posted by on April 19th, 2012 at 9:12 pm, Comments: 0

    Every Thursday from 3:30-4:30 EST I do a Q&A session on Twitter. I answer right then but take some of the questions and expand further into a blog post. If you have any additional answers for the people, PLEASE answer them in the comments. I am sure they will appreciate. And if you have questions for me PLEASE join me in my next twitter section next week and follow me on Twitter.

    LEARNING WISDOM

    Priscilla P. Wood ‏ @PriscillaPWood: Can wisdom be taught?

    ANSWER:

    (not sure I believe what she says but I like the picture)

  • How I Made a Lot of Money Because of Breakdancing
    Posted by on April 19th, 2012 at 10:55 am, Comments: 0

    I just woke up from the worst nightmare. I was breakdancing and everyone was laughing and saying, “you know we’re all better than you right?” And I was then naked and forced myself awake. I spend more time naked in my dreams than in real life.

    But the dream was close tot he truth. Because when I was a kid I WAS the best breakdancer. In my mostly white (jews) and Indian (doctors) neighborhood.  I had every cassette tape for guys like Run DMC, Whodini, Grandmaster Flash (my father upset when I would play “White Lines” for my sister) and I would listen to them on my Sony Walkman. This sounds like a bad movie script from the 80s but there it was.

  • New Book: 40 Alternatives to College!
    Posted by on April 17th, 2012 at 8:25 am, Comments: 0

    I wrote a new book:

    (click to go to Amazon page)

    40 Alternatives To College

    And it’s almost all original material as opposed to a rehash of my various posts on higher education.

    So please help me save lives. Students think they will have fun, think they will be independent, think they will get a job that will make their lives better.  So they go to college.

    They do this because they think their lives will miss something if they don’t.  They will miss all sorts of valuable discourse, intellectual elevation, socializing unheard of before in their high school years, and ultimately the American dream of job, spouse, house, white picket fence, grow old, get a gold watch, die.

  • Ask James: Bubbles, Change the World, Nudity, Sports Betting, Twitter Followers, And…My House
    Posted by on April 15th, 2012 at 10:29 am, Comments: 0

    Every Thursday from 3:30-4:30 EST I do a Q&A session on Twitter. I answer right then but take some of the questions and expand further into a blog post. If you have any additional answers for the people, PLEASE answer them in the comments. I am sure they will appreciate. And if you have questions for me PLEASE join me in my next twitter section next week and follow me on Twitter.

    BENEFITS OF HAVING A LOT OF TWITTER FOLLOWERS

    Benjamin Michael@Bmp135 what does having 100k twitter followers open opportunity wise? 500k?

    ANSWER:

  • How to Have GREAT Ideas
    Posted by on April 14th, 2012 at 10:44 am, Comments: 0

    This is from the Twitter Q&A I do every Thursday but the answer got so big I wanted to put it in it’s own post. Also, this solves an issue that is coming up every day in this economy:

    (good ideas can take various forms)

    • And this post is not just about coming up with ideas to get rich. It’s about ideas to help yourself be a better person. It’s about ideas to help the people around you. It’s about ideas to help people you don’t even know and make the world a better place. It’s how I saved my life.