Category Archives: Human Variables

“The Premeditation Of Evils”

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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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Documentary: Maddman: The Steve Madden Story

Why did I watch this? What do shoes have to do with anything here?

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Contrast Shock

I read those two books over the weekend. Chan started with nothing and lived an exemplary life. Belfort started with everything and wound up in prison. More about Chan later. And maybe more about Belfort too — but I need … Continue reading

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