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How To Make A Living By Learning Languages

Today, I bring you an interview with Benny Lewis, Irish Polyglot and language hacker. Benny Lewis is the founder of Fluent In Three Months, speaks 11 languages, and travels around the world while making a full-time living from his computer. I was lucky enough to meet Benny at BlogWorld and was fascinated by his story. [...]

Why 16 Year Old Rob Rammuny Dropped Out Of School

This past November, my friend Rob Rammuny decided to drop out of high school to pursue a career as an entrepreneur. He is 16 years old. To many people, this might sound crazy. What about education? What about getting a job and being successful? But Rob isn't your typical high school student. In fact, he [...]

Lessons From Meeting Pat Flynn And Erica Douglass

I was down in San Diego last week, visiting my brother at UCSD. While there, I decided to see if I could meet up with two of the more influential business bloggers – Pat Flynn at Smart Passive Income and Erica Douglass at Erica.biz. I have been following both Pat and Erica for awhile now [...]

Using A Platform To Throw Parties For Free

Last week, I wrote up a post on Tim Ferriss' new book, the Four Hour Body. As I mentioned, everything about the book screams national bestseller.  Today, I opened my Google Reader to yet another reason why the Four Hour Body will sell a million copies. On the Four Hour Workweek Blog, Tim had written up [...]

Making More Money By Playing to Your Strengths

I’ve been doing college counseling off-and-on for several years now, helping high-schoolers and parents navigate the difficult applications process. I recently met with the family of a high school freshman who asked a very common question: what is more important – being really well rounded or having a few key strengths? Well, having both is [...]

Why “The Four Hour Body” Will Sell A Million Copies

Ever since The Four Hour Workweek hit the top of the New York Times Bestseller list in 2007, hundreds of thousands of readers have eagerly anticipated the arrival of Tim Ferriss' next book. More than 40 months later, Ferriss finally announced that his second book, "The Four Hour Body," will hit bookshelves in December of [...]

The Single Most Important Concept In Making More Money (Finish)

Bill Gates. Warren Buffett. Steve Jobs. The Google Guys. What do they all have in common? Ok, they are all rich. We know that. What else? They're all smart? Also true, but less important than you might think. Plus, they are all smart in different ways. So what is it? It's simple: they all understand [...]

BlogWorld 2010: A Lesson In Personal Branding

Last week, I was lucky enough to attend BlogWorld in Las Vegas. Overall, the event was a blast. I met a ton of fantastic bloggers, drank a lot of great scotch (courtesy of McCallan), and sang Karaoke with a live band in front of hundreds of people. I even got to enjoy a free helicopter [...]

Brand “You” – How to Develop Your Personal Brand

Every year, BusinessWeek and InterBrand collaborate on a survey of the Top 100 Most Valuable Brands in the world. As expected, big companies like Google, IBM, Microsoft, McDonalds, and Coca-Coca routinely top the list. What astonished me was the total estimated value of these brands: $2,000,000,000,000. That’s two trillion dollars And that’s just the value [...]

How To Define Your Value in Business: The Four Pillars

Value. It’s a word we throw around a lot in business. In any job interview, in any negotiation, the central question is always “how is this deal going to add value to me?” But what exactly is value?  Is it just about immediate financial results, or does it include intangibles as well? What are those [...]