Ever googled someone's net worth? Want to know mine? Before we get there, here's a riddle: There are two people: one with a net worth of a billion dollars and the other with a net worth of a hundred thousand. If you had to feed one of them to a shark, who 'd you pick? … Continue reading Are you worth it?
Being yourself is a lazy abstraction that can make you feel good for no reason at all. The premise of my earlier essay on being yourself was we all want to be like someone else - and being yourself is an innately stupid idea invented by snobs. It's been a year since I wrote that … Continue reading In Pursuit of Okay
Awareness is a big deal. Know thyself is every philosopher's lower-back tattoo. What started as a method for quiet contemplation hit the post-modern mainstream and transformed into something hip and cool. And like most things hip and cool, what it really is, is nauseous and difficult to watch. Behind the epiphanic veil of awareness is … Continue reading 1. Read this 2. Know yourself 3. Rule the World
A Lion, a Dolphin, and an Elephant walk into a Hard Rock Cafe. Lion: Look, guys - I need to get something off my hairy chest: I really don't care who the king of the jungle is. Dolphin: Hey there Delilah, what's it like in New York City but, girl, tonight you look so pretty yes, … Continue reading Passion, Purpose & Happiness
Every generation has had its share of crumby personal development zeitgeists. The early 20th-century self-help was focused on prosperity. After half the world fell apart and everyone lost a massive amount of money, the 1950's focused on hope and humanity. As peace beckoned, the 1980's became about people yelling at you for 18 straight hours as a … Continue reading How to stop caring about how to stop caring about what people think
In 1997, Rob Siltanen was given the task of re-branding a failing company. This company was months away from bankruptcy when Siltanen was given this responsibility. He gave it everything, spending hours crouching behind a coffee table - working on his script, revising it an agonizing amount. While Siltanen wrote, Craig Tanimoto drew. Tanimoto dew … Continue reading How to change the world
The life-cycle of a butterfly is genius. Butterfly lays egg. A slimy character called caterpillar comes out. His first task is to eat. So he eats the leaf he was born onto. Both ungrateful and lazy. The caterpillar is apparently picky about the type of leaf he will eat. No shit. Because of this, the mother butterfly … Continue reading Chaos
Most theory on criticism is about how to deal with it when it's slung at you. Why don't people leave poor ol' you, quietly minding your business at the centre of the universe, alone? That's a boring question. Instead, let's talk about how to hurl criticism and hide behind the rock so no one knows it … Continue reading Criticism is like…errr…your face is stupid!
We all need love. The difference between you and Mark Zuckerburg is that you get all weepy and emo about it while Zuck writes 10,000 lines of code and launches Facebook. The Socials: No idea has been more effective in changing the landscape of love, friendship, and marketing. Not to mention, hatred, stupidity, and materialism. … Continue reading The one friend we all need
In some form or another, you've heard the story of the prince. The prince has an over-protective Dad aka the king. One day, the prince decides to get out of the palace and get some *me time*. He saddles up his horse - tells his executive assistant - who on hearing the Prince is heading … Continue reading How to attain Enlightenment