Some people get this wrong. You shouldn’t

There’s a reason I asked you how you answer “What do you do?” A few weeks ago, I was interviewing someone in my NYC studio. After the interview was done, he asked our director what he could do to improve. The director told him, “You were great, but there was a moment where Ramit asked you, ‘What’s an ...

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Ahh god this question

OK, let’s pretend you’re at a conference. There’s a table with tea and coffee over here. Everyone is wearing nametags. You recognize someone across the room, and as you’re walking towards him, you run into a small group. Someone says, “Oh, meet (your name).” What’s the first question you’ll probably get asked? “What do ...

Instant Authority: 3 Fast and Easy Leadership Skills for Introverts

People have all kinds of stupid ideas about what it takes to be a leader. They think “Oh I can’t be a leader. I hate being the center of attention.” Or “I’d rather focus on my own work than worry about what everyone else is doing.” They think being a great leader means being popular or manipulating people ...

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Inside the secret world of luxury

Yesterday, we looked inside the world of luxury. I told you how I learned to get past my knee-jerk reaction of saying “$250 FOR A BURGER!?” and got curious about how this world really worked. Then, I asked you to share the most expensive thing you’ve ever paid for. I LOVED reading your responses (see some of the 180+ ...

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This hamburger costs $250. WTF?

This damn hamburger costs $250. TWO HUNDRED AND FIFTY DOLLARS. $250 at Beer and Buns in NYC.   Why? And does it really taste 50 times as good as this $5 burger from In-N-Out? Flickr/Jessica Rossi $5.00 at an In-N-Out Burger near you. Notice our first reaction when we see a $250 burger: “RIDICULOUS!” Or “Only a ____ person ...

How to give advice so that people will listen

I look back on my 21-year-old self and cringe. Like a bull in a china shop, I “knew” what was right, and by god, I was going to tell everyone. Friend: “Sigh, I hate banks.” Ramit: (ALARMED, I HEAR A PROBLEM I CAN SOLVE): “Why, what’s wrong?” Friend: “They just charged me $34 for an overdraft fee. That’s ...