The One Cure For All Envy and Jealousy

the one cure for envy

I told him I would steal it. That idea is so good, I said, I think I want to steal it from you. He said, Don’t worry. You can take it. Which means, of course, that I’m going to give him full credit. Ryan Holiday, author of the upcoming “Ego is the Enemy,” and I […] Read On…

To Be Afraid Is To Be Alive

wendy north korea

First she went to North Korea, broke all the rules, risked jail. I was really upset at her. Then she went to war-torn Chad by herself into the middle of the desert. All for vacation. She’s completely insane and she’s my friend. Don’t go to Chad, I told her before she went. There’s mines, there’s […] Read On…

Ten Things I Learned From Tony Hawk

james altucher interviewing tony hawk

I can’t believe how jealous I am of Tony Hawk. He is three months younger than me. He was the world champion of skate boarding for 12 years in a row. He’s sold a billion dollars worth of video games. But that’s not why I am jealous of him. Every single day since he was […] Read On…

How To Quit Your Job the Right Way

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When I was at a corporate IT job, I kept wondering: What are all these people doing? Many people were on the phone. Or were already outdated by new software systems. The corporation wouldn’t fire them until much later. When layoffs were mandated. But they were mandated. And they lost their jobs. And now I […] Read On…

Are You a Wanderer?

are you wanderer

It started when I lost millions of dollars in a day. It ended when my marriage ended. This year. What an f-ed up year. I was lost. I was gone. I was destroyed. It was the best year of my life. First, in February, I lost an enormous amount of money and then got sued. […] Read On…

How to Tell a B- Story

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I scratched my back until it bled. And I never stopped. My back right now is a bloody Jackson Pollack painting. A bathtub of blood. Doctors don’t even touch it. Very attractive. My best feature maybe. Shows every stress etched into my body over the past ten years. But whatever. My point is this: I […] Read On…