• "Let's just be friends" – no, really!

    I never really understood why some of my friends, in the past, have gotten angry or distant from me when I started gaming their friends. Questions like, “are your friends cute?” seem harmless, but they pack a certain punch if that is what you are asking a girl when she is inviting you out with… Read More

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    Flow of the Game

    One of my book reports back in my management consulting days focused around the book “Flow” by psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi (MC) Flow, according to MC is the mental state of operation in which the person is fully immersed in what he or she is doing, characterized by a feeling of energized focus, full involvement, and… Read More

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    For Business or Love: Part 1 and 2

    I wrote a brilliant business plan a year ago during Memorial weekend. It sat in my “Entrepreneurship” folder on my desktop for a year. This year, around September, I negotiated a deal with a previous web design firm that we hired in my management consulting days to launch a new site. I am behind on… Read More

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    The Economics of Gold Digging

    The following story is currently making the rounds on the Internet. Follow the link to read the whole article: Supposedly, a woman posted the following personal ad on Craigslist: What am I doing wrong? Okay, I’m tired of beating around the bush. I’m a beautiful (spectacularly beautiful) 25-year-old girl. I’m articulate and classy. I’m not… Read More

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    Too Much Money…

    Becoming financially secure with $50M is a feeling I have yet to experience. Today, one of my co-workers and friends who founded the original software around Google Earth is retiring. As I wished him good luck, I couldn’t help but wonder, “What are you going to do now?” N replied, “I don’t know! I think… Read More

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    What Women Want

    http://men.msn.com/articlees.aspx?cp-documentid=702600&page=1 They like you in sneakers, they hate paisley, and you’d probably get more action if you dressed like a fireman. Here, the women staffers of Cosmopolitan, Marie Claire, O, and Harper’s Bazaar dole out advice in our exclusive survey. 1. I prefer a man’s legs in: A. Chinos 6.5% B. Levi’s 80.6% C. Suit… Read More

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    80-20 rule on Routines and Frame

    I recently completed a Presentation Training seminar sponsored by our company. The trainer’s name was Cara, and she was an excellent presenter. At first glance, she looked like a regular “soccer mom”, but the way she carried herself was very professional. She moved her hands when she talked, but also maintained her balanced stance and… Read More

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    Badboy: "I Represent Direct Game"

    Last week I had the honor of meeting Badboy in person at Project SF. He was quite an amazing guy, both in physical presence and in game philosophy. Below are the notes I took as part of the meeting. As a shoutout, here is his official website: http://www.pua.pl/aindex.php Badboy Quotes / Introduction Direct game works… Read More

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    Jumping into cold water

    Have you ever jumped into a pool when the water was cold? Ever been the the Northern California beaches that have ice cold waves due to the currents running along that area? Last week we first went to Santa Cruz beach and I headed towards the ice cold water. At first, it was freezing, but… Read More

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