May 4th, 2015
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 ...
April 15th, 2015
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.
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April 6th, 2015
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, ...
March 9th, 2015
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 ...
February 18th, 2015
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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February 2nd, 2015
Years ago, I started reading an anonymous blog written by an NYC waiter. He wrote about what really happened behind the scenes.
The most ridiculous things customers demanded...how to get VIP service...secrets of tipping...and tips that only restaurant insiders know.
I was hooked.
And I think this is a perfect addition to continuing along the year of ...