5 fascinating experiments from the world of psychology and persuasion

Much of what you know about human behavior and persuasion is wrong. You believe you're in control of your own behavior. Yet a skilled persuader could persuade you to not only positive goals -- like donating to charity -- but also unthinkably negative acts, including stealing, lying, and even killing. You believe you know what you're attracted to. For most ...

3 Case Studies: Ordinary people using extraordinary scripts to hustle

It happened again last month. One of my friends told me an interesting factoid -- "Did you know that Victorian houses in SF used to be considered cheap models, but now everyone loves them? -- and I said "Hmm, interesting" and continued chewing my sandwich. Two weeks later, I was walking with the same friend, and I said, "Hey, I ...

Why you’ll probably fail your New Year’s resolution

The most common New Year's resolutions deal with health & fitness, money, career, relationships, and travel. Sorry to be blunt, but if you're not making steady progress at your top resolution right now -- September 6th -- you haven't set up systems to maintain ongoing accountability, and chances are you'll fail again in January. On the other hand, if you're systematically ...

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Ramit’s 12-minute guide to automating your accounts (video)

This is an oldie but goodie, and one of the most important videos I've posted in my 100+ YouTube videos. In this 12-minute video, I show you how to set up your bulletproof personal-finance system to automate your accounts. [embed]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tE1s4Eg6SCE[/embed] I cover the entire system in extreme detail in my personal finance ...

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Automation: Add a “Stupid Mistakes” sub-savings account

Let me show you how I handle stupid mistakes like traffic tickets in my automation system for personal finances.   One of the most common reasons people can't get ahead is expenses they just didn't expect. I constantly hear things like this: "I was just about to pay off my credit card debt FOREVER, and then I had to get ...

First preview of The 4-Hour Workweek (newly revised)

Two years ago, I wrote a review of The Four Hour Workweek in a review called, "The book that changed my life in 2 hours." Since then, Tim Ferriss has become a good friend of mine and we've traded strategies on writing, testing, and automation. The updated & expanded edition of his book, The Four Hour Workweek, comes out today. I ...