Guy tracks commute, gets 38% increase in vacation

Remember when I wrote 10 things about yourself that would surprise you, where I asked what would happen if you tracked things like how far you walk per day, how much you spend, how often you talk to your family, etc? A guy named Brandon U. Hansen actually did. He tracked his commute--the thing we all complain about--for a year ...

April 3 = Call Your Ass Out day

2006 is already 25% over. Around mid-February, people start to forget their New Year's resolutions, or they start rationalizing them away: "Well, I'll go to the gym next week but I'm so busy this week" blah blah blah. I'm going to issue 2 challenges today: First, don't forget. Redouble your efforts on whatever resolutions you made. It's funny how so ...

Examples of failures of the last mile

Yesterday I wrote about The Failure of the Last Mile, and some of my friends were nice enough to send me examples they thought of. If you can think of any, add yours as a comment. Companies put you on hold "Cellphone companies, banks, DSL providers, spend a ton of money on marketing but then put you on hold for ...

The Failure of the Last Mile

There was a girl I knew in college (let's call her Michelle). She spent most of early 2005 planning a fundraising event for a group she founded. She spent months organizing the catering, the entertainment, and the venue. She got RSVP confirmations MONTHS in advance. All told, she spent countless hours planning the event. So why was the turnout only ...

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Spot the problem(s)

From an email I got last year: Ramit, I see your DYSENTERY SHIRT is one of Busted Teee's bestsellers...do they give you a percentage of the profits or just the $150 flat fee. The reason I'm asking is that there are some shirt ideas I want to submit, but if they are going to make tens of thousands of ...

Right now, experience is more important than money

I was originally going to call this article "You win some, you lose win some." Hereís why: I am totally discriminatory in my pricing for many things. If a poor, sincere college kid asks for some advice, I wonít charge him a dime. But if a get a call from a large, multi-national conglomerate wanting the same thing, ...