Pounce on Opportunity & Sacrifice for Success (U.S Travels + Vlog w/ Kyle Eschenroeder of StartupBros)
It was my 5th day of the StartupBros Import Empire event and I was staying at the Marriott [as pictured above].
The Ritz-Carlton–where we stayed for the first 4 days–is better. It costs $350/night, for normal folks. . .
The other day I was at an alumni event from my university. It was really good, and I met some interesting, accomplished people.
–All of them twice my age or more.
There were maybe 80 people at the event, and I was the youngest one in attendance. I benefited greatly from this contrast.
Two other guys under 30 stood by themselves at a table all night, poundingContinue Reading…
Here’s how it used to work. . .
A young man, wanting to become a samurai, embarked on a journey–like a religious pilgrimage, a rite of passage–in order to test his mettle, learn strategy, challenge other warriors in duels, and build his skill set.
The purpose of Musha shugyō was to harden the young man; to hone his abilities until heContinue Reading…
Once upon a time, James Bond was a genuine badass.
Now, James Bond is only a symbol of manliness for the confused consumer, who doesn’t have any better role models in his life.Continue Reading…
Would you like to “put a tiger in your tank”?
You see, I don’t own a car. That’s why I’m asking.
Anyway, it turns out a lot of people were indeed interested in putting tigers in their tanks. Surprisingly many!
Why is that?
That’s for Ernest Dichter to know, and for you to find out. Continue Reading…
The Intelligent Man’s Guide to: Consumerism (Part 2: Progressive Obsolescence & The Secret Power of Women)
This ad (to the right) is highly “incorrect” in modern consumer culture.
But that wasn’t the case 50+ years ago. Although it wasn’t her intention, Christine Frederick is responsible for this gradual change in culture (and advertising).
Christine Frederick was a home economist, editor of multiple papers and an advertisingContinue Reading…