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Using the 5/25 Rule to Learn to Say “No”

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When I was 12 I was obsessed with a book on my parents’ shelf. “Don’t Say Yes When You Want to Say No”. A pop psychology book from the 70’s all about sex. I would pretend to be sick. Stay home from school. Read the book over and over again, fascinated by the stories. Too […] Read On…

Death of a Middleman

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My friend asked, do you know a good agent? I thought of my last book agent. We had gone to college together. We had done four book deals together. We had made a lot of money for each other. Then I fired him… I told my friend why. Here’s what my middleman did: After I […] Read On…

Teach Your Kid How To Kill People…

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I taught Mollie poker. I told her you have to learn how to kill people and this is the easiest way to start. She said, “What do you mean?” “You have to want to destroy me. To confuse me. To lie to me. To completely obliterate me, take all my money, and laugh in my […] Read On…

I Miss Nothing…

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They fired me as CEO because I was so bad. A few months later they kicked me off the board of directors. I lost a ton of money and all my friends. I wish I had just done nothing. I wish I had read books. I wish I had written that novel. I wish I […] Read On…

The Power of Loneliness

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Everyone loves the David Bowie hit, “Starman.” “A starman waiting in the sky, he’d like to come and meet us, but he’s afraid he’d blow our minds.” Only…the song is not about a star man. It’s about the loneliness of two boys. The song starts with a boy late at night listening to the radio. […] Read On…