Blog Category: chess

What I Learned from Chess

Chess got me a girlfriend, it got me into college, it got me into graduate school, it got me my first job, it helped me raise money, it got my company sold,…

Chess got me a girlfriend, it got me into college, it got me into graduate school, it got me my first job, it helped me raise money, it got my company sold, and it opens doors when previously they seemed locked to everyone around me. But all of that is superficial. Where it really helped […]

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How To Be The Best At Any Game In The Universe

I can’t believe how I’ve gotten away with what I’ve gotten away with even though I’m so stupid. I was having a weird argument yesterday with my ex-wife. I was trying to…

I can’t believe how I’ve gotten away with what I’ve gotten away with even though I’m so stupid. I was having a weird argument yesterday with my ex-wife. I was trying to say, “I’m stupid” so she was disagreeing and accusing me of lying. So I kept insisting. “I got bad grades all through high […]

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Don't Forget To Do This When You Deliver Value

That moment when you realize you’re a little creepy. I’m giving a talk tonight to 150 people in Hoboken. I was going to write a different story about August 18, 1994. In…

That moment when you realize you’re a little creepy. I’m giving a talk tonight to 150 people in Hoboken. I was going to write a different story about August 18, 1994. In Hoboken. But something happened. I took a walk earlier to prepare my talk and I settled into a cafe. I took out my […]

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Live Sex, Chess, and Horrible Shame

Ylon called me, “You have to come to this party. It’s right around the corner from your apartment! There’s live sex performances in one room and a chess tournament with all the…

Ylon called me, “You have to come to this party. It’s right around the corner from your apartment! There’s live sex performances in one room and a chess tournament with all the top grandmasters in another room.” I thought he was lying to me. I had been asleep. I got some clothes on and went […]

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