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

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

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

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

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 ...

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

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 ...

Why New Year’s Resolutions Fail

New Year’s resolutions are kind of like a drunk uncle. You know you shouldn’t take him too seriously...but you can’t help but laugh and play along when he comes around once a year. It’s become popular for people to make fun of New Year’s resolutions (they never work!) in an almost gleeful way (why ...