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Habits Can Make You Stupid And Then Kill You

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I’ve written 18 books. I’ve started 20 businesses. I’ve failed at about 17 of them but some have done OK. I’ve helped raise two beautiful kids. I have a podcast that I love doing. Sometimes I’m really lazy. Sometimes I do nothing. I go play arcade games or watch TV or sit in a store […] Read On…

Why Can’t Trump and Obama Do This…?

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I haven’t watched the news in about six years. But when Trump met Obama I really wanted to see what would happen. Here’s what I imagined would happen: I imagined that when they first met they would have a conversation that would go something like this… Donald: Listen, we’ve never met before and there’s a […] Read On…

Ep. 193: Brian Koppelman – The Way To Start Again Is…

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Brian Koppelman and his wife Amy Koppelman saved my life. Many years after he ruined my life. First off: when he wrote the movie “Rounders” I became obsessed with poker. I went to the same club he played at and played for 365 nights, including the night my first daughter was born (I was there […] Read On…

My Daddy Owns All Of Outer Space – A True Story

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Part One – The Richest Man In The World Several years ago I was with a group of people and they told me a story about a secretive guy who was maybe the richest man in the world. Many decades ago, when various South American countries were going bankrupt, he went to each country and […] Read On…

Why You Absolutely Must Do A Podcast

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Before I tell you why should ABSOLUTELY do a podcast, you should first know: DO NOT do a podcast. Ryan Holiday wrote an excellent post in Thought Catalog, “Why you shouldn’t do a podcast.” He was dead on. There’s 400,000 podcasts. The world doesn’t need another interview podcast. Don’t do a podcast if you have […] Read On…

How To Deal With a Bad News Event

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It doesn’t matter who is President: If I’m sick in bed. So stay healthy. If I’m around toxic people who bring me down. So be around people you love and who love you. Avoid the toxicity so you can be the light people turn to. If I don’t write down ten ideas a day. I […] Read On…