I’ve told you before, but I’m not the only one. Buff Bezos of Amazog (and, methinks, richest man alive on the planet right now) does it too. I’m sure you’ve seen at least a few of his photos where he looks like a psycho robot. Seriously, he does look like a maniac, and no surprises … Read moreWhat Buff Bezos Does to Keep People in Check
I’m not in the habit of giving a platform to frauds and hucksters. And I avoid inflating the egos of people who create value, too. But in some ways this email has been a long time coming. For the past few months, I’ve been thinking about writing a special Medium piece on the unmitigated genius … Read moreAnnouncing the Jordan B. Peterson Book Club
It begins with a simple principle. People don’t value things that come easy. So if you do come easy, should you be blaming them for not valuing you? There are a lot of people sloshing around like abject failures and total losers not because they don’t have valuable skills and qualities, but because they give … Read moreRaise Your Value
When you understand conceptually how the brain works, a lot of the silly things about persuasion begin to make perfect sense. It’s almost offensive how simple it is. Because you think you’re a little special snowflake. Smaht. Every skill you learn is about repeated stimulation of the same regions and neural pathways. It all comes … Read morePersuasion and Conditioning
When you have realized that you are not your emotions, when you have ceased identifying with them, your mind’s eye, your directed attention becomes like a laser-sharp weapon. Any emotion you recognize as noxious dissolves under your gaze. Instantly. Why? Because when you no longer identify, you no longer cling or avert. Which means that … Read morePity, Empathy or Sympathy – Which Is Right for You?
Culture is downstream of technology. The objects you use in your daily life affect you profoundly. They do so in two big ways, which are often intertwined: perceptual and behavioral. Both program you to develop certain habits of thought and action. If you’re surrounded by things which are scruffy, messy and shoddy, your thoughts and … Read moreSelf-Authorship Dynamics of Everyday Objects
I miss few things about my childhood. One is the starry sky at night, a bottomless abyss in a world that got its up and down all mixed up. Another one is the ability to experience the world through a child’s eye effortlessly. You may have heard that expression before. Understand what most don’t: it … Read moreThe Child’s Eye
This may come as a surprise to you and meet with some disbelief, which I would strongly encourage, but I am in “real” life very much like you see me here. The only difference is perhaps that you’d expect me to talk a lot more than I actually do. Usually, I prefer to make a … Read moreGoodbyes to Fear