Archive for April, 2013

How To Be a Superhero

I lied to him to get a job. The hedge fund manager asked me how much money I had in the bank. I had ZERO but I said, “a million dollars”. This was in 2002. In the prior two years I had lost all the money I ever made and my home. Now I was […] Read On…

Two Stories About Google We Can All Learn From

Story #1:  One time Barry Diller was visiting Sergey Brin and Larry Page. The topic of the meeting was to see how the greatest media mogul could work with the greatest Internet moguls. It was like two galaxies colliding to create something beautiful when seen from light years away. Larry Page was texting or doing […] Read On…

How to be Rich – THE PUSH

Rob told me JB was dead. JB was my best friend growing up. We sat next to each other on the bus. After school we’d play ping pong or pinball or monopoly or ride bikes. Every single day we did this for eight years. Then we drifted apart. Rob said, The last time I spoke […] Read On…

Why Do People Hate Their Jobs?

I limped out of the meeting and said, “excuse me”, and took the elevator down 67 stories, went to Grand Central, limped home, and never went back to work at that job. I never returned the constant phone calls and emails over the next month. “James, where did you go?” For all I know my […] Read On…

Is College A Scam?

The woman sitting behind me on the train kept saying into her phone, “he was obsessed with talking about my vagina. Is that weird?” I was trying to listen to her conversation. But now her voice was lower. “Should I feel guilty about what I did?” she was saying. I really wanted to know what […] Read On…

Mistakes Were Made

When I was 18 I went to college and went about $50,000 in debt. Why would an 18 year old do that to themselves? I majored in computer science. 8 years later when I got a real job they made me take remedial programming classes after I crashed everyone’s email and trashed the network. When […] Read On…