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How Did Jeffrey Epstein Make His Money?: A Case Study on Occam’s Razor and Conspiracy Numbers

Everybody loves a good conspiracy. Was Epstein killed? How did he make his money? Which evil billionaire has the most to lose? Was Epstein even a billionaire? Two days ago, nobody has…

Everybody loves a good conspiracy. Was Epstein killed? How did he make his money? Which evil billionaire has the most to lose? Was Epstein even a billionaire? Two days ago, nobody has ever heard of a “hyoid bone.” Now we know: “Only 27% of hangings break the hyoid bone.” Thank you, Dr. Google. Everyone is […]

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How to Be an Ultimate Fighter

“This tube you see coming out of me is directly connected to my heart and pumps liquid into it, tricking my heart into thinking it’s OK.” I had asked the cab driver…

“This tube you see coming out of me is directly connected to my heart and pumps liquid into it, tricking my heart into thinking it’s OK.” I had asked the cab driver what that machine was. I saw the tube sticking out of his side. “Are you OK?” He looked at me through his mirror […]

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I Threw Out All of My Belongings and Then This Happened…

I threw out all my belongings. I was living in Airbnbs. I had one carryon bag that had one or two outfits and a computer and a toothbrush in it. My rule…

I threw out all my belongings. I was living in Airbnbs. I had one carryon bag that had one or two outfits and a computer and a toothbrush in it. My rule was, if I bought anything, I had to throw something from the bag out. I lived this way for three years. I would […]

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Person, Places, or Things?

My friend wanted to be a famous artist. But she said, “I can do it in Paris. I feel that will inspire me.” She had unopened paintbrushes in her apartment. Waiting to…

My friend wanted to be a famous artist. But she said, “I can do it in Paris. I feel that will inspire me.” She had unopened paintbrushes in her apartment. Waiting to be packed.  Twenty years later, she’s a computer programmer at an accounting firm in California. Another friend of mine is divorced and thinks […]

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9 Leadership Lessons From Don Draper

“You’re my best friend,” a client of my web agency once told me in 1996. “You’re mine!” I said. But I was lying. I hated him. I hated every client. I was…

“You’re my best friend,” a client of my web agency once told me in 1996. “You’re mine!” I said. But I was lying. I hated him. I hated every client. I was afraid the client would fire me if I wasn’t his friend. I made every decision out of fear. I wish I hadn’t cared […]

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The 9 Reasons Most People Won’t Become Millionaires

I met a girl in an elevator and asked her out on a date. This was between marriages. The first thing she asked me on our date was, “How much are you…

I met a girl in an elevator and asked her out on a date. This was between marriages. The first thing she asked me on our date was, “How much are you worth?” I had made and lost millions but nobody knew at that time what I had. I lied. I said, “$1 million.” But […]

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How to Write 12 Books This Year

Maria had a crush on Mark. But Mark was going out with Jen. And I had a crush on Maria but I thought I was too worthless for her. Mark wanted to…

Maria had a crush on Mark. But Mark was going out with Jen. And I had a crush on Maria but I thought I was too worthless for her. Mark wanted to be a writer. He read James Joyce and could quote Thomas Pynchon. He had a beard. He wanted to write “The Great American […]

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