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  • Life is Like a Game. Here’s How You Master ANY Game
    Posted by on October 2nd, 2014 at 8:38 am, Comments: 0


    I swept the chess pieces to the floor and ran out. The pieces were still popping around on the ground like popcorn when I left the room where the match was being played. It was my school versus some other school. I had lost.

  • Step By Step Guide to Make $10 Million And Then Totally Blow It
    Posted by on September 23rd, 2014 at 9:03 am, Comments: 0

    $70 million was a lot of money for me at the time. And I couldn’t sleep at night until I gave back every dollar to the people who gave it to me.

    I was running the sort of fund where people gave me money and then I invested it in other funds. The only problem was, I couldn’t figure out what funds were total scams and what funds were legit. In retrospect, I think about 9 or 10 of the 12 funds I was invested in were total scams.

  • Can You Do One Page a Day?
    Posted by on September 12th, 2014 at 8:26 am, Comments: 0


    When I start to date a woman, I want her to love me IMMEDIATELY. That never happens. “You’re going too fast,” and she ends it.

    When I started a novel when I was younger, I wanted to finish it the next day. When I start a business, I want to sell it a day later. Count the riches. 

    When I started graduate school, I was already planning how I was going to be the fastest PhD in history.

    Around the time that I had initially planned on receiving that Phd , I ended up getting thrown out. “Lack of maturity,” the letter said.

  • The Secrets of Personal Finance
    Posted by on September 4th, 2014 at 9:03 am, Comments: 0

    I managed to totally screw things up for myself at the ages of 20, 22, 24, 29, 33, 37, and 40 so I decided to write everything I know about so-called “personal finance”. The words personal finance are a total scam but I’ll save that for another time. Let’s just say, this is about how to build wealth and preserve your wealth. 

    The things you need to know. 

    The first answer is: nothing. You need to know absolutely nothing about personal finance. Buying a cheap beer versus buying an expensive beer will not help you get rich.

  • 10 Things You Need to Know To Become a Great Leader
    Posted by on August 20th, 2014 at 9:02 am, Comments: 0


    They fired me. They fired me as CEO. Then they fired me as a board member. Then they took away my shares. And now none of them ever talk to me.

    I started the company, I had the initial idea, I raised $30 million for it from A+ investors (i.e. “rich people”),

    I bought two companies for it, I hired the first 50 employees, and then I was shown the door.