Consuming vs. producing

December 20th, 2010

Got this note from a reader named Hamza. You hit me man. You hit me hard. I was reading your "Find Your Profitable Idea" ebook...until I hit the "STOP" page. As usual I kept reading it and though "I'll do it later. No worries." Then I read the page that came after "Consumer vs. Producer": that's where it happened. ...

Sample: The 4-Hour Body: From Geek to Freak

December 15th, 2010

Tim Ferriss's new book, The 4-Hour Body, is out, and it is superb. It's about hacking the human body, including bulking up, losing weight, engineering the perfect night's sleep, improving sex, and more. I've had it for about 6 weeks now and have been sampling the book extensively. I like it because instead of spouting off generic advice ("Don't eat ...

Hustlin’ case study: How to get into your dream organization — after getting rejected

December 12th, 2010

Note: This isn't only about getting into college. You can use Failure Expectation to get a dream job or getting into almost any exclusive organization. "Welcome to the Class of 2014!" There is no feeling quite like getting admission into your dream college. No purchase, no vacation, no other achievement can rival it. But it's even more impressive when you've ...

Be the expert: How would you use psychological defaults to change these 3 behaviors?

December 03rd, 2010

I wanted to share something from the cutting-room floor of my New York Times article on the psychology of financial willpower, which didn't make final print. In the article, I shared some of the latest research on how extraordinarily difficult it is to change our behavior: Many of us think we're in control of the decisions we make about money, ...

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