5 of my favorite TV shows & movies

I don’t know about you guys, but when I get recommendations from people for TV shows to watch, I usually go “Yeah, yeah”…and then never do it. What!? I’m busy. But after 5 or 10 people tell me to do it, I start to think that maybe I should actually watch them. EVERY TIME I finally watch ...

How to get Robert Greene’s entire book collection, free

Let’s talk about power. In any conversation, there’s a power dynamic. For example, if I call someone for advice, I’m in the subordinate position. I work around the other person’s schedule. I go to meet him at his office. I listen for 75%+ of the conversation instead of running my mouth. And when someone comes to ...

Courage comes in surprising forms (like Chipotle)

It takes a lot of courage to be brutally honest about what you stand for. And courage comes in different forms. For example, you know about Chipotle, the “fast casual” restaurant that’s dominating because of their quick and healthy food. One of the things they do is take a strong stance on where their food should come from. So ...

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3 unconventional ways to win

People’s language is very revealing. For example, here are some code words that are linguistic X-ray glasses into what people really mean: THEY SAY: “I’m really busy...” THEY MEAN: “I don’t want to do that, but it’s politically incorrect to say that, so I’m going to use time as a convenient excuse” THEY SAY: “Ramit, ...

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The Seagull Theory

In 1492, Columbus kept a diary of his voyage. In September, he wrote this: “That day they navigated, on their westerly course, day and night, 20 leagues, counting a little less. Here those of the caravel Niña reported that they had seen a tern and a boatswain bird, and these birds never go more than 25 leagues from the ...

Good pitches vs. bad pitches — Ramit’s analysis

Like a parent who sees his child’s first (horrible) drawing, I have to pretend to still love you while lying to your face. On Monday, I told you how one of my first big breaks came from pitching online companies to improve their websites. That single pitch showed me it was possible to do more than make pizzas for $...

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