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January 21st, 2013

A friend of mine started a magazine on fear a few years ago. Every month, she would interview someone and ask them about their fears -- what was holding them back, how they overcame them, etc. One time she asked to interview me, and I just stared at her, blinking. I didn’t really have any fears -- or at ...

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Ramit’s definitive guide to building your network (with scripts)

January 18th, 2013

We started this year by demolishing several invisible scripts: ‘If he really liked me, he would call me!’ (First, look inside: Why do you deserve that top-tier guy or girl? Remember Lyfe Jennings: “Don't be a nickel out here lookin' for a dime.”) ‘I’ll never be as smooth as that guy...he’s a natural’ (Actually, few people are ...

Watch me “tear down” students’ social skills

January 16th, 2013

It’s hard to be creepy as a girl. But IWT readers always rise to the occasion! Last month, I threw a meetup with my buddy Derek Halpern and hosted about 100 IWT readers at a bar in NYC. At the end of the night, as I walked over near the bar to close my tab, an Indian girl walked ...

Webcast: Interviewing at the world’s best companies

January 15th, 2013

I’m doing a special live webinar tomorrow, Wed 1/16 at 9:00pm EST called “War Stories: Lessons Learned from Interviewing at the Best Companies in the World.” I’m going to share stories of my experiences interviewing at top-tier companies, plus the crucial lessons I learned. Some of this involves strategically using social skills to get the Dream ...

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Instant irresistibility: How to make small talk and advanced social skills

January 14th, 2013

I did not want to hit on this woman. But my friend noticed her checking me out, so he glanced at me and raised his eyebrows. I looked at him, silently saying, “Really? Do I have to?” He just tilted his head and raised his eyebrows even higher. Nothing more needed to be said -- every guy knows what that ...

I deleted a 2,000 word mega-post to write this instead

January 11th, 2013

This week has been very theoretical and high-level -- on PURPOSE. See, most people who write online have audiences with the intelligence of a snail. As a result of the misguided belief that they have to appeal to everyone, they spend their time writing Top 10 lists to get SEO traffic. I avoid this because (1) I don’t understand ...