February 4th, 2015
Like a jaded old Vietnam vet, I thought I’d seen it all.
If you’ve been around on the internet, you’ve seen some guy write a post about tipping. Then, like a god damn math formula, the comments unfold exactly like this:
You should tip at LEAST 15%!
Are you joking? I tip based on how ...
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February 3rd, 2015
In college, I got the privilege to study human behavior through dozens of different lenses: Human-computer interaction, group dynamics, trauma and stress, even magic and deception.
Now I get to do the same for you.
This week we’re looking through the view of HIGH-END RESTAURANTS to understand human psychology, sales, and communication skills.
Restaurants are actually a great metaphor ...
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October 27th, 2014
These are actual, real articles that someone wrote about how to save money. I swear.
Not here. If frugality’s what you’re after, please go back to 2 hours of carefully separating toilet paper by hand to save $1.42 a week.
If you don’t want to be that person, today I want to show you how to ...
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June 30th, 2014
Yesterday, I talked about 3 unconventional insights about failure.
Today, watch as I teach you how others use “failure” to manipulate people into liking them.
It would be EASY for me to write a post about how I failed at something...then had a flash of inspiration...and now look at me! And you can do it, too!
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May 11th, 2014
I LOVE reading strategy books. A lot of people think business strategy is about boring business frameworks and pedantic cost-benefit analyses.
FALSE! You’ll find some of the most eye-popping drama and insane stories when you study why companies do what they do. For example, strategy gives you a front-row seat to war stories about Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, why ...
April 22nd, 2014
My friend, a perpetual Manhattan bachelor, just got into a relationship with a sweet girl.
So naturally, we invited them out and asked EXTREMELY uncomfortable questions, primarily for my amusement.
“How’d you make the first move? No, no, slow down...literally, tell us every word. Show us your text messages too, please.”
“How do you talk dirty in bed? ...