Don’t Quit Without Asking For What You Want

November 30th, 2005

Indian people don't give a damn about set prices in stores. They are masters at getting deals almost anywhere. In my quest for bargaining, I have vanquished department stores, car dealers, and landlords. But the one place I haven't been able to bargain with is McDonald's. To me, their golden arches represent the ultimate aspiration: To strike a deal with ...

How to stay up to date with IWillTeachYouToBeRich

November 29th, 2005

It's been a few months since I last told you about subscribing to this site via RSS and my newsletter. I want to encourage you to do it--it's an easy way to stay up-to-date with posts on IWillTeachYouToBeRich. Here's how: 1. Subscribe to the newsletter. It's free and I'll send recent articles and other interesting stuff I find around the ...

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Unbelievably cheap magazine subscriptions

November 29th, 2005

A little holiday secret: The cheapest place to get magazines is on eBay. It's almost shockingly cheap--you can get 3 years of a magazine for less than $5. For yourself, for gifts, whatever...subscriptions are cool because they keep on giving, especially to people who don't get anything in the mail. How are these subscriptions so cheap and who are ...

I need your help to pick a good title

November 29th, 2005

I can't think of a good title for a talk I'm giving next month (drawing material from this site about Barriers, The Myth of the Great Idea, etc). Can you help? Here are my 2 tentative titles: The 5 Secrets of Personal Entrepreneurship: How to Start a Company or Run a Project Better Than Anyone Else -or- The 5 Secrets ...

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Hybrid cars don’t save you money (part II)

November 28th, 2005

In the last few months, there have been 89235932153 articles about why hybrid cars are the best because gas is so expensive and they save you lots of money. So I'm digging out an article from the IWillTeachYouToBeRich archives today: Hybrid cars don't save you money. Do the math!

Success and The Shrug Effect

November 23rd, 2005

Isn't it easy to point at someone really successful, listing the reasons why he's so successful, but also the reasons he made it but you can't? We do this all the time. We see a famous CEO and point how "he took 5 companies public and got a Harvard MBA." We see a successful children's book author and point out ...