Archive for July, 2013

HOW TO AVOID DEATH

My dad got depressed and would cry in the shopping store, cry at parent teacher conferences, cry while playing chess with me, cry at work, cry all the time. He started a company in 1970 and it went public in, I think, 1984. The day it went public he was worth 5 million dollars on […] Read On…

How to Self-Publish a Bestseller: Publishing 3.0

My most recent book, “Choose Yourself!” sold 53,000 copies since it’s release on June 3 [update May 2015 – just hit over 350,000 copies], hit the Wall Street Journal Bestseller list, was No. 1 on Amazon for all non-fiction books for a few days and is still flirting with No. 1 in its various categories. This […] Read On…

Living the Counterfeit Life

Alex would print up fake 5 and 10 dollar bills on his copy machine and spend them in local delis. “They check hundred dollar bills for counterfeit but not ten dollar bills,” he told me. Alex had a high end printing business. He’d make posters, brochures, ads. He had the best copy machines in the world. 10 […] Read On…

HOW TO BE AN ULTIMATE FIGHTER

  “This tube you see coming out of me is directly connected with my heart and pumps liquid into it, faking my heart into thinking it’s ok.” The driver was talking to Brian and me. He had picked us up from the golf club where we had been playing hall-of-fame football player Dan Marino in […] Read On…

How To Create Your Fantasy Life

Imagine if you could write for the top sitcom in America, then write movies in Hollywood, and actually make a ton of money doing it. That sounds like fun, right? Sounds like you would kill to have a dream job like that. Only Matt Berry did the exact opposite of that. He wrote 12 episodes […] Read On…

HOW TO WIN AT MONOPOLY EVERY TIME

When I was in 7th grade, I got a letter asking me if I wanted to go to an experimental summer program for 13 year olds at Duke University after I took the SATs. Everyone there was smarter than me. The first day there, one person told me he was building a computer in his […] Read On…

How I Helped Kill Osama Bin Laden

I wanted to run out the back stairwell when they said they were from the police and wanted to talk to me. They flashed a badge on the security monitor. They had those firm voices that some people with mustaches are born with. The elevator came straight up into my apartment. The apartment I was […] Read On…