March 11th, 2016
Two candidates walk into an interview.
One has an MBA. He’s wearing the sharpest suit and carrying the sleekest business cards.
The other is a college sophomore. He walks in with none of those things, but he walks out with the job.
How? What did he do that most people — like the MBA — don’t do?
Well, that college ...
February 22nd, 2016
Have you been in this situation…
The holidays are coming up. You want to take a few extra days off to spend time with your family, who you rarely get to see. You’re secretly laughing at the thought of your coworkers being trapped in their cubicles while you enjoy fresh air and sunshine.
Me on a ski vacation.
March 30th, 2015
I’m always surprised when I hear that people on Reddit and YouTube don’t hate me.
They usually hate anyone who sells anything (“what a scam!!”) or anyone who talks about earning more vs. cutting back on the grains of rice in your dinner (“frugality is everything!”)
However, the one area where everybody loves IWT is my negotiation material. ...
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April 22nd, 2014
My friend, a perpetual Manhattan bachelor, just got into a relationship with a sweet girl.
So naturally, we invited them out and asked EXTREMELY uncomfortable questions, primarily for my amusement.
“How’d you make the first move? No, no, slow down...literally, tell us every word. Show us your text messages too, please.”
“How do you talk dirty in bed? ...
April 11th, 2014
Imagine you spent years getting really good at something -- maybe weightlifting, or ice skating, or personal styling, whatever. Then you went back and read the “introductory” articles about how to succeed.
You would want to grow arms like Gumby, reach through the computer screen, and strangle the writer.
And that is exactly what I find myself wanting to do. ...
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December 3rd, 2013
When I was trying to figure out what to do with my life, I got a lot of random pieces of generic “find-your-passion” advice.
You know what was 100x more helpful?
Meeting people just like me who were doing the things I wanted to do.
For example, when I was interviewing at Google, I met a guy who also had ...
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