Category Archives: Human Variables

Stop Making Things Worse!

Jordan Peterson: Making Things Worse (Long) How can anyone disagree with that? Anyone who does probably falls into this category: Zig Ziglar: YOU Are The Problem Previously here: Human Variables category Advertisements

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If You See Yoda Quoted, Run Like Hell

Elizabeth Holmes in the now-defunct Theranos lobby. That was the first thing everyone entering the headquarters building saw. I have hated that goddammed idiotic line from the first time I ever heard it. Anyone who ever quotes it is either … Continue reading

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“The Premeditation Of Evils”

After the break, two videos.

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Napoleon Hill And Henry Ford

After posting Theranos’ Elizabeth Holmes Deluded By Napoleon Hill?, I found a story that rings truer about Ford than the one Hill presented. Here it is: In America, when people write books they promote, they go to the bookstalls, they … Continue reading

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Theranos’ Elizabeth Holmes Deluded By Napoleon Hill?

After finishing Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup by John Carreyrou, I couldn’t help but think back to a story in Napoleon Hill’s Think and Grow Rich. Here it is: A few years back, Ford decided … Continue reading

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Fake It Before You Make It: The Dale Car Scam Of The 1970s

“Fake it before you make it” is nothing new. I read the original Car & Driver magazine article when it was published back in the 1970s. Here are two Internet adaptations of the original article: The transgender con-artist and her … Continue reading

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Never, Ever Fake It

“Fake it until you make it” is one of the dumbest and most pernicious sayings circulating. I’m currently reading … Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup by John Carreyrou. I’m one-third in and it seems “fake … Continue reading

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The Dark Necessary

Being RICH vs Being POOR – a video essay

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Jackie Chan And The Studio Janitor

From The Science of Getting Rich: After the break, a real-life story from the Jackie Chan autobiography, Never Grow Up, that confirms the above quote.

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Wolf Of Wall Street: Aerotyne Was Arncliffe

The Wolf of Wall Street Aerotyne Phone Sale I actually emailed Jordan Belfort about that scene. I wanted to know: 1) Did he really nail his first cold-call sale? 2) Did he really overprice the stock to the customer (Aerotyne … Continue reading

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