2012: The Year of Mastering The Game Being Played Around You

I have a special talent for making women cry. It's not intentional, it just happens. I remember, one year during college I was an RA, and one Saturday I had a series of back-to-back meetings with my residents to try to resolve all kinds of problems. I hate my roommate! I just failed my test. What should I do with ...

Make art, make money — at the same time

I was speaking at a conference recently and my buddy pulled me aside. "You have to meet this guy Chase Jarvis," he told me. "He's one of the world's best photographers." Chase and I ended up sitting next to each other, and I learned some fascinating stuff about him. For example, I learned that if he gets TEN photo clients ...

The 80/20 Guide to Finding a Job You Love

Did you ever listen to that radio show Loveline? Adam Carolla and Dr. Drew would be fielding questions from teenagers about their sex lives, and invariably there would be some 16-year-old girl who would call up with her question: "Uh…hi…my boyfriend is unemployed, bald, fat, and 24 years older than me. And he beats me. What do you ...

The 1-week MBA on earning more money

During the 2008 election, Senator Obama went to visit Marc Andreessen, the founder of Netscape, to discuss tech policy. Andreessen, never one to mince words, asked Obama, “How concerned should we be that you haven't had meaningful experience as an executive — as a manager and leader of people?” Obama’s reply? “Watch how I run my campaign — you'll see my ...

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Case studies: The psychology of penetrating their mind

This week we’ve been focusing on the psychology of hustling, or how to unconventionally achieve disproportionate results. You’ve read: How to test responses at bars, which includes rich examples of testing in bars, streetside markets, and dozens of other areas 5 fascinating experiments from the world of psychology and persuasion, where I showed you how little behavioral control ...

5 fascinating experiments from the world of psychology and persuasion

Much of what you know about human behavior and persuasion is wrong. You believe you're in control of your own behavior. Yet a skilled persuader could persuade you to not only positive goals -- like donating to charity -- but also unthinkably negative acts, including stealing, lying, and even killing. You believe you know what you're attracted to. For most ...