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Why You Should Not Buy Most Of My Books

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Books suck. I can’t believe anyone would write a book. I go in the bookstore and there are about 10,000 books. Who reads them? I will tell you. Nobody. I have rarely seen anyone read a book. People do it in hiding. Like in the bathroom. And then I read about the National Book Award […] Read On…

The Most Important Career Advice I Ever Got

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Originally I was going to make this a post about habits I’ve developed. You know, “habits to be the amazing, successful person that I am.” But I realized I don’t really have that many good habits. And I’m not sure I’m worth emulating. There is only one super important habit that stands above all the […] Read On…

Ep. 182: Caleb Carr – The Curse of Knowledge

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By the time you finish reading this, everything I’m about to tell you will already be over. What you choose to do with it is up to you. Caleb Carr was beaten as a child. His father, Lucien Carr, was an Ivy League boy, friends with Jack Kerouac, William S. Burroughs and Allen Ginsberg. They […] Read On…

The Most Important Thing Willy Wonka Ever Said

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Willy Wonka was a sad god who disappeared from the world. He only wanted to make magic with chocolate. But then he wanted to give the world one more chance. To find an heir. To find a human to love. The last scene of the movie: Gene Wilder and the winner of his contest, Charlie, […] Read On…

What I Learned From The FBI’s Best Hostage Negotiator

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They kidnap your husband, they say they will kill him in 24 hours if you don’t come up with a million dollars. What do you do? You call up Chris Voss, the former lead hostage negotiator for the FBI. Chris has saved thousands of lives in hostage negotiations. He’s negotiated against the world’s most maniacal […] Read On…