Oct 272013
 
Unbroken book review

I just completed reading the epic biography Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption by Laura Hillenbrand. It is one of those books that takes you in to the story and never lets you go. The book is about the life of Louis Zamperini. He grew up as a young kid […]

Oct 262013
 
Rules of thumb to follow in social situations

I just thought I’d put together a short list of “rules of thumb” that I typically follow in all social situations. Always have your thumbs visible. Thumbs are powerful and convey strength and authority. If you put your hands in your pockets, always have your thumb sticking out. I typically just hold my belt buckle, thumbs […]

Oct 132013
 
Killer Angels book review

I am always interested in learning about leadership. What is leadership? What are the qualities of an individual that make up a great leader? I frequently visit this topic to better my own leadership skills and so I am constantly looking for new books to read on the subject. Sadly, the Nonfiction Bookclub subreddit is […]

Oct 102013
 
What we can learn from Greenpeace and other street trappers

I live in DC — it’s a big city, and with that you get all the annoying shit that big cities produce such as homelessness, poor air quality, noise, crime, and of course street trappers. I made up the term street trappers because I don’t know what the popular lexicon is to describe these people. […]

Oct 082013
 
How to gain confidence with women

Question from the forum: While reading your post regarding confidence, you mentioned that it stems from trust in oneself. How does one develop that trust then? Practice. In the last two years I’ve approached thousands of people and engaged in practically every conceivable social interaction. While every interaction is different, it almost always follows a […]

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