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One Easy Step To Flatter People, Show You Care, and Demonstrate Your Dedication

Don’t be ashamed to need help.  Like a soldier storming a wall, you have a mission to accomplish.  And if you’ve been wounded and you need a comrade to pull you up?  So what? – Marcus Aurelius, Meditations Book 7 … Continue reading

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The Element of Surprise

A really insightful email from Teller, of Penn & Teller fame, where he responds to a struggling magician’s request for advice on how to develop his stage presence and style.  A couple things to note: first, Teller is a celebrity, … Continue reading

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How To Befriend Anyone

When Ben Franklin was running for Clerk of the General Assembly, one of his colleagues delivered a speech to the legislature skewering him.  This was a problem, because this was a guy Franklin couldn’t afford to just start a feud … Continue reading

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What They’re Really Asking

A lot of people don’t really want advice, they want you to tell them what decision to make, or they want permission to implement the decision they’ve selected. Recognize these people and these situations early. If you’re up to it, … Continue reading

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How to E-mail

E-mail is the single greatest time-waster in modern life. –Tim Ferris Tim Ferris, of Four-Hour Workweek and Four-Hour Body fame, is on a one-man mission against e-mail.  Check out some of the results for a search of “Tim Ferris e-mail”: … Continue reading

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