Archive for September, 2013

Three Stories About Hate

G wrote me last night: “Dear James, I find your posts disturbing and troubling, especially considering your influence and reach. You operate at close to genius level; you are one of life’s winners, a product of Cornell and CMU. But most,if not all, your fan’s are mediocre, and shouldn’t be deluded into thinking they can […] Read On…

How the Power of No Saved My Life

The first girl I dated after separating from my wife asked me what my net worth was on our first date. I was honest and I told her. She said, “that’s not enough.” I asked her what her ex was worth but she said, “why do people always ask that.” Her ex was well known, […] Read On…

Creating Wealth Through the Mundane

  (source: xkcd.com) Two people wrote to me very upset about my last article. Everyone on the Internet has to be in agreement. OR ELSE! The first: I had written: “Peace can only come from peaceful people.” But AK wrote: “Really? Is that what stormed the beach at Normandy? Peaceful people? No. Hard men win […] Read On…

HOW TO DO WHAT YOU LOVE

Martin Luther King nominated Thich Nhat Hanh for the Nobel Peace Prize in 1967 and he’s a buddhist monk and peace activist. And when he was standing right in front of me tonight I was blown away by what he said. We went to an opening for an exhibit of his calligraphy. He looked like […] Read On…

How To Be a Slave

I hate being a slave. One might think: don’t be a jerk. You weren’t in chains in the 1800s. That was real slavery. Ok, I hate arguing. Go away. But let’s take a look at the average person. The average person works at a job. Fine, you might say, a job is a lot different from […] Read On…