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<h2>Book Summary:</h2>
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a philosophy of getting your work to the world by being creative, considerate, resourceful, and connected.
It’s not just for musicians.
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  <li><a href="/noboss">Rock stars have a boss?</a></li>
  <li><a href="/neverwait">Never wait.</a></li>
  <li><a href="/morepay">The higher the price, the more they value it.</a></li>
  <li><a href="/reach">Creative communication</a></li>
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  <li><a href="/gpers">Get personal.</a></li>
  <li><a href="/pedestal">Pedestals prevent friendships.</a></li>
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  <li><a href="/pa">Parenting : Who is it really for?</a></li>
  <li><a href="/tra">To hone your writing, hire a translator.</a></li>
  <li><a href="/ego">Ego is the Enemy</a></li>
  <li><a href="/arv">Actions, not words, reveal our real values</a></li>
  <li><a href="/ego">Ego is the Enemy</a></li>
  <li><a href="/bronze">Think like a bronze medalist, not silver</a></li>
  <li><a href="/useless">Art is useless, and so am I</a></li>
  <li><a href="/quit">Quitting something you love</a></li>


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  <li><a href="/2c">Don’t add your 2 cents</a></li>
  <li><a href="/futures">Possible futures</a></li>
  <li><a href="/counter">Singing the counter-melody</a></li>
  <li><a href="/d1">Do this. Directives — part 1</a></li>
  <li><a href="/d1s">What to do when you get successful</a></li>
  <li><a href="/d1t">How to thrive in an unknowable future</a></li>
  <li><a href="/d1u">How to be useful to others</a></li>
  <li><a href="/d1r">How to get rich</a></li>
  <li><a href="/d1u">How to be useful to others</a></li>
  <li><a href="/d1x">How to stop being rich and happy</a></li>
  <li><a href="/d1">Do this. Directives — part 1</a></li>
  <li><a href="/d1p">How to like people</a></li>
  <li><a href="/d1t">How to thrive in an unknowable future</a></li>
  <li><a href="/asking">Don’t start a business until people are asking you to</a></li>
  <li><a href="/interviews">Interviews at sive.rs/i</a></li>
  <li><a href="/nopr">Why I don’t promote</a></li>


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  <li><a href="/full">What if you didn’t need money or attention?</a></li>
  <li><a href="/game">How will this game end?</a></li>
  <li><a href="/mirror">Imitate. We are imperfect mirrors.</a></li>
  <li><a href="/id14">Understanding Indonesia</a></li>
  <li><a href="/vn14">Understanding Vietnam</a></li>
  <li><a href="/id14">Understanding Indonesia</a></li>
  <li><a href="/sg14">Understanding Singapore</a></li>
  <li><a href="/jp14">Understanding Japan</a></li>
  <li><a href="/quality">Same word. Different places? Different meanings.</a></li>


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  <li><a href="/character">Character predicts your future</a></li>
  <li><a href="/goals">Goals shape the present, not the future.</a></li>
  <li><a href="/sammy-cahn">Sammy Cahn said thank you</a></li>
  <li><a href="/accch">Accelerate change</a></li>
  <li><a href="/aimee-mullins">Aimee Mullins</a></li>
  <li><a href="/accch">Accelerate change</a></li>
  <li><a href="/horses">My favorite fable</a></li>
  <li><a href="/songfeedback">What do you do for feedback on a new song you’re writing?</a></li>
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  <li><a href="/wdtrw">Constantly ask what they really want.</a></li>
  <li><a href="/solicited">How to get through the gates?</a></li>
  <li><a href="/people1">It’s just people inside the machine!</a></li>
  <li><a href="/m2">Some quick context for these stories</a></li>
  <li><a href="/m1">What’s inside this book</a></li>
  <li><a href="/m2">Some quick context for these stories</a></li>
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<p>Gripping story of a man who was trying to find out why his feet hurt while running. This led him to the story of the Tarahumara Indians of Mexico’s Copper Canyon, the greatest distance runners in the world. If you like running, you’ll love this book! My favorite quote: “No wonder your feet are so sensitive. They’re self-correcting devices. Covering your feet with cushioned shoes is like turning off your smoke alarms.”</p>
<p><strong><a href="/book/BornToRun">Read my notes</a></strong>, or go to the <a href="http://www.amazon.com/dp/52260035?tag=sivers-20">Amazon page</a> for details and reviews.</p>
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<h2><a href="/book/HowToBeABillionaire">How to be a Billionaire - by Martin Fridson</a></h2>
<small>Date read: 2009-04-23. How strongly I recommend it: <strong>3</strong>/10</small>
<p>Biographical look at billionaires from the last 200 years, and lessons learned from how they did it. Some lessons aren&#39;t really applicable to the rest of us, like changing government laws to protect your monopoly. But some are.</p>
<p><strong><a href="/book/HowToBeABillionaire">Read my notes</a></strong>, or go to the <a href="http://www.amazon.com/dp/82189439?tag=sivers-20">Amazon page</a> for details and reviews.</p>
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<div class="abook" data-rating="3" data-title="Enough - by John Bogle" data-date="2009-04-23">
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<p>Legendary investor, now 80, looks back with long-view wisdom on investing, living, and giving.</p>
<p><strong><a href="/book/Enough">Read my notes</a></strong>, or go to the <a href="http://www.amazon.com/dp/0470398515?tag=sivers-20">Amazon page</a> for details and reviews.</p>
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<p>Biographical look at billionaires from the last 200 years, and lessons learned from how they did it. Some lessons aren&#39;t really applicable to the rest of us, like changing government laws to protect your monopoly. But some are.</p>
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<h1>One more step …</h1>
<p>
Check your inbox now for an email from <strong>derek@sivers.org</strong> with the subject “<strong>reply for my private list</strong>”.
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<strong>You need to reply to that</strong> to get on my private email list.
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    <content type="html">&lt;p&gt;
The way you communicate with people is part of your art.
&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;
For people who have never heard your music, it’s the &lt;em&gt;start&lt;/em&gt; of your art!
&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;
If you make depressing music, send your fans a dark black announcement that’s depressing just to look at.
&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;
If you are an “in-your-face country-metal-speedpunk” artist, have the guts to call a potential booking agent and scream, “Listen you crazy dirtbag! Book me or I explode! Waaaaaah!!”
If they like that introduction, you’ve found a good match.
&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;
Set the tone.
Pull in those people who love that kind of thing.
&lt;a href=&quot;https://sive.rs/exclude&quot;&gt;Proudly alienate&lt;/a&gt; those that don’t.
&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;
There’s a minimalist classical music composer whose emails to me are always just one provocative thought.
Like when I posted something online about being an introvert, he emailed me just one sentence:
“Are we not ever-changing, both gradually and per situation?”
That’s it.
No greeting or closing or manners in-between.
His communication style always makes me smile, and reminds me of his music.
&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;
The gentle new-age artist always calls me “sweetie” and reminds me to nourish my soul.
&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;
The surf-music artist always uses the Hawaiian greetings “aloha” and “mahalo” when he emails, along with other surfer slang.
&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;
The rebellious punk never calls me by my name, but instead just says, “Hey sellout.”
&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;
Be different.
&lt;strong&gt;
Show who you are.
&lt;/strong&gt;
&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;
It gives people’s lives more variety, too.
&lt;/p&gt;
&lt;img alt=&quot;&quot; src=&quot;/images/reach-like-you.gif&quot;&gt;</content>
    <id>https://sive.rs/reach</id>
    <link href="https://sive.rs/reach"/>
    <title>Creative communication</title>
    <updated>2018-02-15T00:00:00+00:00</updated>
    <dc:date>2018-02-15T00:00:00+00:00</dc:date>
  </entry>
  <entry>
    <content type="html">&lt;p&gt;
You get a big long email from someone and think, “Ooof. I’ll come back to that later.”
(Then you never do.)
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  <entry>
    <content type="html">&lt;p&gt;
The way you communicate with people is part of your art.
&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;
For people who have never heard your music, it’s the &lt;em&gt;start&lt;/em&gt; of your art!
&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;
If you make depressing music, send your fans a dark black announcement that’s depressing just to look at.
&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;
If you are an “in-your-face country-metal-speedpunk” artist, have the guts to call a potential booking agent and scream, “Listen you crazy dirtbag! Book me or I explode! Waaaaaah!!”
If they like that introduction, you’ve found a good match.
&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;
Set the tone.
Pull in those people who love that kind of thing.
&lt;a href=&quot;https://sive.rs/exclude&quot;&gt;Proudly alienate&lt;/a&gt; those that don’t.
&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;
There’s a minimalist classical music composer whose emails to me are always just one provocative thought.
Like when I posted something online about being an introvert, he emailed me just one sentence:
“Are we not ever-changing, both gradually and per situation?”
That’s it.
No greeting or closing or manners in-between.
His communication style always makes me smile, and reminds me of his music.
&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;
The gentle new-age artist always calls me “sweetie” and reminds me to nourish my soul.
&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;
The surf-music artist always uses the Hawaiian greetings “aloha” and “mahalo” when he emails, along with other surfer slang.
&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;
The rebellious punk never calls me by my name, but instead just says, “Hey sellout.”
&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;
Be different.
&lt;strong&gt;
Show who you are.
&lt;/strong&gt;
&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;
It gives people’s lives more variety, too.
&lt;/p&gt;
&lt;img alt=&quot;&quot; src=&quot;/images/reach-like-you.gif&quot;&gt;</content>
    <id>https://sive.rs/reach</id>
    <link href="https://sive.rs/reach"/>
    <title>Creative communication</title>
    <updated>2018-02-15T00:00:00+00:00</updated>
    <dc:date>2018-02-15T00:00:00+00:00</dc:date>
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Before I got into the music industry, I had an idea of what it would look like:
Some powerful manager or agent calling me into his office to discuss the business of my music.
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A friend asked &lt;strong&gt;why I don’t write more often&lt;/strong&gt;.
&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;
I told her it’s my minimalism, not wanting to put anything into the world unless necessary.
And because of the size of my mailing list, I don’t want to bother people unless it’s really important.
&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;strong&gt;
She said, “Or maybe it’s ego.”
&lt;/strong&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;
Ouch.
She was right.
Very right.
&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;
I re-read my notes on the book “&lt;a href=&quot;https://sive.rs/book/EgoEnemy&quot;&gt;Ego is the Enemy&lt;/a&gt;”.
&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;em&gt;
“Ego is the unhealthy belief in our own importance.”
&lt;/em&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;
Yep.
Confirmed.
&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;strong&gt;
I feared releasing something unimportant, so I didn’t release anything at all.
&lt;/strong&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;
If you would have asked me if I think I’m so important, I would have said no.
But &lt;strong&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://sive.rs/arv&quot;&gt;actions, not words, reveal our real values&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/strong&gt;.
&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;
So, sorry that I’ve been so silent.
I let my ego make excuses, then believed them. 
&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;
&lt;a href=&quot;https://sive.rs/book/EgoEnemy&quot;&gt;Read the book “Ego is the Enemy”&lt;/a&gt; if this sounds like you, too.
&lt;/p&gt;
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    <title>Ego is the Enemy</title>
    <updated>2017-06-16T00:00:00+00:00</updated>
    <dc:date>2017-06-16T00:00:00+00:00</dc:date>
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I told my old coach that I really wanted to start my new company.
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    <content type="html">&lt;p&gt;
A friend asked &lt;strong&gt;why I don’t write more often&lt;/strong&gt;.
&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;
I told her it’s my minimalism, not wanting to put anything into the world unless necessary.
And because of the size of my mailing list, I don’t want to bother people unless it’s really important.
&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;strong&gt;
She said, “Or maybe it’s ego.”
&lt;/strong&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;
Ouch.
She was right.
Very right.
&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;
I re-read my notes on the book “&lt;a href=&quot;https://sive.rs/book/EgoEnemy&quot;&gt;Ego is the Enemy&lt;/a&gt;”.
&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;em&gt;
“Ego is the unhealthy belief in our own importance.”
&lt;/em&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;
Yep.
Confirmed.
&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;strong&gt;
I feared releasing something unimportant, so I didn’t release anything at all.
&lt;/strong&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;
If you would have asked me if I think I’m so important, I would have said no.
But &lt;strong&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://sive.rs/arv&quot;&gt;actions, not words, reveal our real values&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/strong&gt;.
&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;
So, sorry that I’ve been so silent.
I let my ego make excuses, then believed them. 
&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;
&lt;a href=&quot;https://sive.rs/book/EgoEnemy&quot;&gt;Read the book “Ego is the Enemy”&lt;/a&gt; if this sounds like you, too.
&lt;/p&gt;
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    <id>https://sive.rs/ego</id>
    <link href="https://sive.rs/ego"/>
    <title>Ego is the Enemy</title>
    <updated>2017-06-16T00:00:00+00:00</updated>
    <dc:date>2017-06-16T00:00:00+00:00</dc:date>
  </entry>
  <entry>
    <content type="html">&lt;p&gt;
Imagine the Olympics, where you have the three winners of a race standing on the podium: the gold, the silver, and the bronze.
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First see “&lt;a href=&quot;https://sive.rs/2do&quot;&gt;just tell me what to do&lt;/a&gt;” for context.
&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;
These directives will take another form some day, with more details and references.
And there are many more to come.
&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;
But I decided to post this outline now, because so many people have asked for these since &lt;a href=&quot;https://sive.rs/2015-12-ferriss&quot;&gt;Tim’s show&lt;/a&gt;.
&lt;/p&gt;
&lt;hr/&gt;
&lt;ol&gt;
&lt;li&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://sive.rs/d1u&quot;&gt;How to be useful to others&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/li&gt;
&lt;li&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://sive.rs/d1r&quot;&gt;How to get rich&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/li&gt;
&lt;li&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://sive.rs/d1t&quot;&gt;How to thrive in an unknowable future&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/li&gt;
&lt;li&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://sive.rs/d1p&quot;&gt;How to like people&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/li&gt;
&lt;li&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://sive.rs/d1s&quot;&gt;What to do when you get successful&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/li&gt;
&lt;li&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://sive.rs/d1x&quot;&gt;How to &lt;strong&gt;stop&lt;/strong&gt; being rich and happy&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/li&gt;
&lt;/ol&gt;
&lt;img alt=&quot;&quot; src=&quot;/images/thinking.jpg&quot;&gt;
&lt;hr/&gt;
&lt;h3&gt;
Responses:
&lt;/h3&gt;
&lt;p&gt;
&lt;a href=&quot;http://elvindantes.com/&quot;&gt;Elvin Dantes&lt;/a&gt; made &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5UbixCFJ2DA&quot;&gt;this great video&lt;/a&gt;:
&lt;/p&gt;
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&lt;p&gt;
&lt;a href=&quot;https://twitter.com/CBE&quot;&gt;Cheryl B. Engelhardt&lt;/a&gt; wrote “&lt;a href=&quot;http://livingongigging.com/do-this-instead/&quot;&gt;Do This Instead&lt;/a&gt;”, which I love.
&lt;/p&gt;</content>
    <id>https://sive.rs/d1</id>
    <link href="https://sive.rs/d1"/>
    <title>Do this. Directives — part 1</title>
    <updated>2016-04-18T00:00:00+00:00</updated>
    <dc:date>2016-04-18T00:00:00+00:00</dc:date>
  </entry>
  <entry>
    <content type="html">&lt;p&gt;
(part of &lt;a href=&quot;https://sive.rs/d1&quot;&gt;the “do this” directives&lt;/a&gt;)
&lt;/p&gt;
&lt;h3&gt;1.


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    <id>https://sive.rs/d1s</id>
    <link href="https://sive.rs/d1s"/>
    <title>What to do when you get successful</title>
    <updated>2016-04-18T00:00:00+00:00</updated>
    <dc:date>2016-04-18T00:00:00+00:00</dc:date>
  </entry>
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    <content type="html">&lt;p&gt;
(part of &lt;a href=&quot;https://sive.rs/d1&quot;&gt;the “do this” directives&lt;/a&gt;)
&lt;/p&gt;
&lt;h3&gt;1.
Prepare for the worst.
&lt;/h3&gt;&lt;p&gt;
Since you have no idea what the future may bring, be open to the best and the worst.
&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;
But the best case scenario doesn’t need your preparation or your attention.
&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;
So mentally and financially prepare for the worst case, instead.
&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;
Like insurance, don’t obsess on it.
Just prepare, then carry on appreciating the good times.
&lt;/p&gt;
&lt;h3&gt;2.
Expect disaster.
&lt;/h3&gt;&lt;p&gt;
Every biography of a successful person has that line, “And then, things took a turn for the worse.”
&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;
Fully expect that disaster to come to you at any time.
&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;
Completely assume it’s going to happen, and make your plans accordingly.
&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;
Not just money, but health, family, freedom.
&lt;a href=&quot;https://sive.rs/book/StoicJoy&quot;&gt;Expect it all to disappear&lt;/a&gt;.
&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;
Besides, you appreciate things more when you know this may be your last time seeing them.
&lt;/p&gt;
&lt;h3&gt;3.
Own as little as possible. 
&lt;/h3&gt;&lt;p&gt;
Depend on even less.
&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;
The less you own, the less you’re affected by disaster.
&lt;/p&gt;
&lt;h3&gt;4.
Choose opportunity, not loyalty.
&lt;/h3&gt;&lt;p&gt;
Have no loyalty to location, corporation, or your past public statements.
&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;
Be an absolute &lt;a href=&quot;https://sive.rs/book/Antifragile&quot;&gt;opportunist&lt;/a&gt;, doing whatever is best for the future in the current situation, unbound by the past.
&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;
Have loyalty for only your most important human relationships.
&lt;/p&gt;
&lt;h3&gt;5.
Choose the plan with the most options.
&lt;/h3&gt;&lt;p&gt;
The best plan is the one that lets you change your plans.
&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;
(Example: renting a house is buying the option to move at any time without losing money in a changing market.)
&lt;/p&gt;
&lt;h3&gt;6.
Avoid planning.
&lt;/h3&gt;&lt;p&gt;
For maximum options, don’t plan at all.
&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;
Since you have no idea how the situation or your mood may change in the future, wait until the last moment to make each decision.
&lt;/p&gt;
&lt;img alt=&quot;&quot; src=&quot;/images/thinking.jpg&quot;&gt;</content>
    <id>https://sive.rs/d1t</id>
    <link href="https://sive.rs/d1t"/>
    <title>How to thrive in an unknowable future</title>
    <updated>2016-04-18T00:00:00+00:00</updated>
    <dc:date>2016-04-18T00:00:00+00:00</dc:date>
  </entry>
  <entry>
    <content type="html">&lt;p&gt;
(part of &lt;a href=&quot;https://sive.rs/d1&quot;&gt;the “do this” directives&lt;/a&gt;)
&lt;/p&gt;
&lt;h3&gt;1.
Get famous.
&lt;/h3&gt;&lt;p&gt;
Do everything in public and for the public.
&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;
The more people you &lt;a href=&quot;https://sive.rs/book/ShowYourWork&quot;&gt;reach&lt;/a&gt;, the more useful you are.
&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;
The opposite is hiding, which is of no use to anyone.
&lt;/p&gt;
&lt;h3&gt;2.
Get rich.
&lt;/h3&gt;&lt;p&gt;
Money is neutral proof you’re adding value to people’s lives.
&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;
So, by getting &lt;a href=&quot;https://sive.rs/book/HowToGetRich&quot;&gt;rich&lt;/a&gt;, you’re being useful as a side-effect.
&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;
Once rich, spend the money in ways that are even more useful to others.
&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;
Then getting rich is double-useful.
&lt;/p&gt;
&lt;h3&gt;3.
Share strong opinions.
&lt;/h3&gt;&lt;p&gt;
Strong opinions are &lt;a href=&quot;http://musicthoughts.com/t/99&quot;&gt;very useful&lt;/a&gt; to others.
&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;
Those who were undecided or ambivalent can just adopt your stance.
&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;
But those who disagree can solidify their stance by arguing against yours.
&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;
Even if you invent an opinion for the sole sake of argument, boldly sharing a strong opinion is very useful to others.
&lt;/p&gt;
&lt;h3&gt;4.
Be expensive.
&lt;/h3&gt;&lt;p&gt;
People given a placebo pill were twice as likely to have their pain disappear when told the pill was expensive.
&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;
People who paid more for tickets were more likely to attend the performance.
&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;
People who spend more for a product or service &lt;a href=&quot;https://sive.rs/aopv&quot;&gt;value it more&lt;/a&gt;, and get more use out of it.
&lt;/p&gt;
&lt;hr/&gt;
&lt;p&gt;
&lt;a href=&quot;http://elvindantes.com/&quot;&gt;Elvin Dantes&lt;/a&gt; made &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5UbixCFJ2DA&quot;&gt;this great video&lt;/a&gt;:
&lt;/p&gt;
&lt;iframe width=&quot;853&quot; height=&quot;480&quot; src=&quot;https://www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/5UbixCFJ2DA?rel=0&quot; frameborder=&quot;0&quot; allowfullscreen&gt;&lt;/iframe&gt;
&lt;img alt=&quot;&quot; src=&quot;/images/thinking.jpg&quot;&gt;</content>
    <id>https://sive.rs/d1u</id>
    <link href="https://sive.rs/d1u"/>
    <title>How to be useful to others</title>
    <title>What to do when you get successful</title>
    <updated>2016-04-18T00:00:00+00:00</updated>
    <dc:date>2016-04-18T00:00:00+00:00</dc:date>
  </entry>


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(part of &lt;a href=&quot;https://sive.rs/d1&quot;&gt;the “do this” directives&lt;/a&gt;)
&lt;/p&gt;
&lt;h3&gt;1.
Get famous.
&lt;/h3&gt;&lt;p&gt;
Do everything in public and for the public.
&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;
The more people you &lt;a href=&quot;https://sive.rs/book/ShowYourWork&quot;&gt;reach&lt;/a&gt;, the more useful you are.
&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;
The opposite is hiding, which is of no use to anyone.
&lt;/p&gt;
&lt;h3&gt;2.
Get rich.
&lt;/h3&gt;&lt;p&gt;
Money is neutral proof you’re adding value to people’s lives.
&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;
So, by getting &lt;a href=&quot;https://sive.rs/book/HowToGetRich&quot;&gt;rich&lt;/a&gt;, you’re being useful as a side-effect.
&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;
Once rich, spend the money in ways that are even more useful to others.
&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;
Then getting rich is double-useful.
&lt;/p&gt;
&lt;h3&gt;3.
Share strong opinions.
&lt;/h3&gt;&lt;p&gt;
Strong opinions are &lt;a href=&quot;http://musicthoughts.com/t/99&quot;&gt;very useful&lt;/a&gt; to others.
&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;
Those who were undecided or ambivalent can just adopt your stance.
&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;
But those who disagree can solidify their stance by arguing against yours.
&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;
Even if you invent an opinion for the sole sake of argument, boldly sharing a strong opinion is very useful to others.
&lt;/p&gt;
&lt;h3&gt;4.
Be expensive.
&lt;/h3&gt;&lt;p&gt;
People given a placebo pill were twice as likely to have their pain disappear when told the pill was expensive.
&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;
People who paid more for tickets were more likely to attend the performance.
&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;
People who spend more for a product or service &lt;a href=&quot;https://sive.rs/aopv&quot;&gt;value it more&lt;/a&gt;, and get more use out of it.
&lt;/p&gt;
&lt;hr/&gt;
&lt;p&gt;
&lt;a href=&quot;http://elvindantes.com/&quot;&gt;Elvin Dantes&lt;/a&gt; made &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5UbixCFJ2DA&quot;&gt;this great video&lt;/a&gt;:
&lt;/p&gt;
&lt;iframe width=&quot;853&quot; height=&quot;480&quot; src=&quot;https://www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/5UbixCFJ2DA?rel=0&quot; frameborder=&quot;0&quot; allowfullscreen&gt;&lt;/iframe&gt;
&lt;img alt=&quot;&quot; src=&quot;/images/thinking.jpg&quot;&gt;</content>
    <id>https://sive.rs/d1u</id>
    <link href="https://sive.rs/d1u"/>
    <title>How to be useful to others</title>
    <updated>2016-04-18T00:00:00+00:00</updated>
    <dc:date>2016-04-18T00:00:00+00:00</dc:date>
  </entry>
  <entry>
    <content type="html">&lt;p&gt;
(part of &lt;a href=&quot;https://sive.rs/d1&quot;&gt;the “do this” directives&lt;/a&gt;)
&lt;/p&gt;
&lt;h3&gt;1.
Prioritize lifestyle design.
&lt;/h3&gt;&lt;p&gt;
You’ve made it, so it’s all about you, now.  Make your dreams come true.


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  </entry>
  <entry>
    <content type="html">&lt;p&gt;
First see “&lt;a href=&quot;https://sive.rs/2do&quot;&gt;just tell me what to do&lt;/a&gt;” for context.
&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;
These directives will take another form some day, with more details and references.
And there are many more to come.
&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;
But I decided to post this outline now, because so many people have asked for these since &lt;a href=&quot;https://sive.rs/2015-12-ferriss&quot;&gt;Tim’s show&lt;/a&gt;.
&lt;/p&gt;
&lt;hr/&gt;
&lt;ol&gt;
&lt;li&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://sive.rs/d1u&quot;&gt;How to be useful to others&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/li&gt;
&lt;li&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://sive.rs/d1r&quot;&gt;How to get rich&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/li&gt;
&lt;li&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://sive.rs/d1t&quot;&gt;How to thrive in an unknowable future&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/li&gt;
&lt;li&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://sive.rs/d1p&quot;&gt;How to like people&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/li&gt;
&lt;li&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://sive.rs/d1s&quot;&gt;What to do when you get successful&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/li&gt;
&lt;li&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://sive.rs/d1x&quot;&gt;How to &lt;strong&gt;stop&lt;/strong&gt; being rich and happy&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/li&gt;
&lt;/ol&gt;
&lt;img alt=&quot;&quot; src=&quot;/images/thinking.jpg&quot;&gt;
&lt;hr/&gt;
&lt;h3&gt;
Responses:
&lt;/h3&gt;
&lt;p&gt;
&lt;a href=&quot;http://elvindantes.com/&quot;&gt;Elvin Dantes&lt;/a&gt; made &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5UbixCFJ2DA&quot;&gt;this great video&lt;/a&gt;:
&lt;/p&gt;
&lt;iframe width=&quot;853&quot; height=&quot;480&quot; src=&quot;https://www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/5UbixCFJ2DA?rel=0&quot; frameborder=&quot;0&quot; allowfullscreen&gt;&lt;/iframe&gt;
&lt;p&gt;
&lt;a href=&quot;https://twitter.com/CBE&quot;&gt;Cheryl B. Engelhardt&lt;/a&gt; wrote “&lt;a href=&quot;http://livingongigging.com/do-this-instead/&quot;&gt;Do This Instead&lt;/a&gt;”, which I love.
&lt;/p&gt;</content>
    <id>https://sive.rs/d1</id>
    <link href="https://sive.rs/d1"/>
    <title>Do this. Directives — part 1</title>
    <updated>2016-04-18T00:00:00+00:00</updated>
    <dc:date>2016-04-18T00:00:00+00:00</dc:date>
  </entry>
  <entry>
    <content type="html">&lt;p&gt;
(part of &lt;a href=&quot;https://sive.rs/d1&quot;&gt;the “do this” directives&lt;/a&gt;)
&lt;/p&gt;
&lt;h3&gt;1.


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  </entry>
  <entry>
    <content type="html">&lt;p&gt;
(part of &lt;a href=&quot;https://sive.rs/d1&quot;&gt;the “do this” directives&lt;/a&gt;)
&lt;/p&gt;
&lt;h3&gt;1.
Prepare for the worst.
&lt;/h3&gt;&lt;p&gt;
Since you have no idea what the future may bring, be open to the best and the worst.
&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;
But the best case scenario doesn’t need your preparation or your attention.
&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;
So mentally and financially prepare for the worst case, instead.
&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;
Like insurance, don’t obsess on it.
Just prepare, then carry on appreciating the good times.
&lt;/p&gt;
&lt;h3&gt;2.
Expect disaster.
&lt;/h3&gt;&lt;p&gt;
Every biography of a successful person has that line, “And then, things took a turn for the worse.”
&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;
Fully expect that disaster to come to you at any time.
&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;
Completely assume it’s going to happen, and make your plans accordingly.
&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;
Not just money, but health, family, freedom.
&lt;a href=&quot;https://sive.rs/book/StoicJoy&quot;&gt;Expect it all to disappear&lt;/a&gt;.
&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;
Besides, you appreciate things more when you know this may be your last time seeing them.
&lt;/p&gt;
&lt;h3&gt;3.
Own as little as possible. 
&lt;/h3&gt;&lt;p&gt;
Depend on even less.
&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;
The less you own, the less you’re affected by disaster.
&lt;/p&gt;
&lt;h3&gt;4.
Choose opportunity, not loyalty.
&lt;/h3&gt;&lt;p&gt;
Have no loyalty to location, corporation, or your past public statements.
&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;
Be an absolute &lt;a href=&quot;https://sive.rs/book/Antifragile&quot;&gt;opportunist&lt;/a&gt;, doing whatever is best for the future in the current situation, unbound by the past.
&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;
Have loyalty for only your most important human relationships.
&lt;/p&gt;
&lt;h3&gt;5.
Choose the plan with the most options.
&lt;/h3&gt;&lt;p&gt;
The best plan is the one that lets you change your plans.
&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;
(Example: renting a house is buying the option to move at any time without losing money in a changing market.)
&lt;/p&gt;
&lt;h3&gt;6.
Avoid planning.
&lt;/h3&gt;&lt;p&gt;
For maximum options, don’t plan at all.
&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;
Since you have no idea how the situation or your mood may change in the future, wait until the last moment to make each decision.
&lt;/p&gt;
&lt;img alt=&quot;&quot; src=&quot;/images/thinking.jpg&quot;&gt;</content>
    <id>https://sive.rs/d1t</id>
    <link href="https://sive.rs/d1t"/>
    <title>How to thrive in an unknowable future</title>
    <updated>2016-04-18T00:00:00+00:00</updated>
    <dc:date>2016-04-18T00:00:00+00:00</dc:date>
  </entry>
  <entry>
    <content type="html">&lt;p&gt;
When you bake a cake, you need to do first things first.
You need to get the ingredients before you turn on the oven.
You need to bake it before you frost it and slice it.


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    <dc:date>2014-02-02T00:00:00+00:00</dc:date>
  </entry>
  <entry>
    <content type="html">&lt;p&gt;&lt;em&gt;
This essay is by Jeremy Wellard, who is based in Hanoi.
This is the first chapter of my new &lt;a href=&quot;https://woodegg.com/vn&quot;&gt;Vietnam 2014 book&lt;/a&gt;.
&lt;/em&gt;&lt;/p&gt;
&lt;hr/&gt;
&lt;p&gt;
The only thing most people know of Vietnam is the Vietnam War.
In Vietnam, they call it the American War, and it’s just old history.
There is so much more to this youthful, thriving country.
&lt;/p&gt;
&lt;p&gt;
Vietnam has long been considered the cultural and artistic heart of Asia, and the Vietnamese are the “Italians of Asia”.
Highly social and heart-driven, with a penchant for drama and performance they are quick to raise their voices to sway a discussion, but equally quick to laugh off a misunderstanding.
One of the greatest strengths of Vietnamese is their ability to find joy in everyday moments.
Whether laboring in the fields or rushing through busy urban lives, they still find any excuse to put down their tools and laugh in conversation over a cup of tea.
&lt;/p&gt;
&lt;p&gt;
Since opening up to the world in the late 1980s, the Vietnamese have been racing ahead at full speed.
Years of struggle under a system of collective production left people ready to enthusiastically embrace capitalist ideals.
Since the late 1990s, Vietnam has had one of the highest economic growth rates in the world.
This rapid growth created a highly entrepreneurial environment where everyone seems to have a second or third business on the side.
&lt;/p&gt;
&lt;p&gt;
Vietnam is the world’s only “Socialist-Oriented Market Economy”.
This means the government maintains a large ownership and control of major companies, while small and medium businesses are left to develop freely.
&lt;/p&gt;
&lt;p&gt;
Forget any notions of the frugal communist lifestyle.
Wealth and possessions are flaunted as signs of success.
People will spend many months’ salary for a status symbol like an iPhone, fancy motorbike, or designer clothes.
&lt;/p&gt;
&lt;p&gt;
Yet there’s a deep-seated habit of saving money wherever possible.
This can be seen in shops, where the air-conditioning is turned off until a customer walks in, or in the recycling culture where even used plastic bags have value.
Vietnamese take great pride in their bargaining skills.
When a new purchase is shown to friends, someone will immediately ask how much they paid for it.
Ability to negotiate a good price demonstrates not just savvy but strong relationships.
&lt;/p&gt;
&lt;p&gt;
Trading on relationships is key.
A popular saying is, “First your family, second your friends, third comes money.”
This means people will always look out for family and friends, but for outsiders their help comes at a price.
&lt;/p&gt;
&lt;p&gt;
Strong family networks define the career and social lives of many Vietnamese.
The government strongly recommends families have only two children, and most do.
There are highly traditional expectations regarding responsibility to family, education, career choices, gender roles, marriage, and children.
Newly wed couples live at the home of the husband’s parents until they can afford to buy their own house.
Three generations often live together under one roof, and grandparents play an important role in providing childcare.
Because of this in-home care, mothers usually return to work much sooner than the six months of maternity leave given by Vietnam’s labor laws, which strongly favor worker’s rights.
&lt;/p&gt;
&lt;p&gt;
In Vietnam, the year and date of a person’s birth is very important.
It influences their whole life, including when they are allowed to marry, open a business, hold important meetings and have children.
Social interactions and forms of address are determined by age, so upon meeting a new person, one of the first questions Vietnamese will ask is what year they were born.
&lt;/p&gt;
&lt;p&gt;
Because of a strongly collective past, where standing out from the crowd was potentially dangerous, new ideas may be regarded with caution.
But once the viability of an idea is demonstrated, acceptance, imitation and adaptation rapidly follow.
This tendency to follow others can lead Vietnamese to seem unoriginal in their thinking.
But in fact their ability to quickly see an opportunity and willingness to capitalize on it creates a very dynamic and exciting environment.
&lt;/p&gt;
&lt;p&gt;
Despite the collective past, upwardly mobile Vietnamese have fully embraced the concept that the individual who works smarter and has more relationships can have more than their neighbor.
A new “me-first” culture is rising.
But there still remains a highly structured society underneath.
In many ways, Vietnam is perhaps both the most-collective and least-collective of the Asian cultures.
&lt;/p&gt;
&lt;p&gt;
Vietnamese have been living with occupation, change and uncertainty for thousands of years and have developed community-based social systems that preserve order and personal freedom at a micro level, regardless of macro changes.
As the local saying goes, “The rules of the village are stronger than the rules of the king.”
&lt;/p&gt;
&lt;p&gt;
Unlike common misconceptions regarding Communist states, Vietnam is actually a democracy, and all citizens have the right to vote every three years.
Although they can only choose candidates from one political party, within this party there are factions with very different viewpoints.
Individuals have a lot of freedom in most areas of everyday life.
Overall though, they tend to avoid openly discussing political issues.
Speaking against the government, protesting high-level corruption, or promoting other political systems can incur severe punishments for locals and expulsion for foreigners.
&lt;/p&gt;
&lt;p&gt;
Vietnam is chaotic, but far from lawless.
The country has an advanced legal system.
But there are many ways in which rules can seem more like guidelines.
A “no” can become a “yes” with the right timing and persuasion.
This can seem daunting, but those who understand the system are great at navigating its complexities.
This is one of the main reasons foreign business people need a trusted local partner or good lawyer.
&lt;/p&gt;
&lt;p&gt;
Foreigners are surprised that sociopolitical tensions are actually highest with China, rather than the United States, France, or Japan.
Vietnam is increasingly wary of China’s growing power and territorial ambitions.
This has caused a strong wave of anti-China sentiment where Chinese products, particularly food, are considered poor quality and unhealthy.
It has also driven a celebration of products “Made in Vietnam” and is combining with a growing awareness of health and safety to birth a clean-food movement.
&lt;/p&gt;
&lt;p&gt;
The only thing constant in Vietnam is change.
Trends come and go, businesses open and close, and construction is a constant.
The pervasive dust and noise are the sweat and tears of progress.
But underneath this turmoil, there is a country that remains deeply Vietnamese, and people who are proud, ambitious, and happy to be open to a world of opportunities.
&lt;/p&gt;
&lt;a href=&quot;https://woodegg.com/vn&quot;&gt;&lt;img alt=&quot;&quot; src=&quot;https://woodegg.com/images/we14/we14cover-VN-200.jpg&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;</content>
    <id>https://sive.rs/vn14</id>
    <link href="https://sive.rs/vn14"/>
    <title>Understanding Vietnam</title>
    <updated>2014-01-21T00:00:00+00:00</updated>
    <dc:date>2014-01-21T00:00:00+00:00</dc:date>
  </entry>
  <entry>
    <content type="html">&lt;p&gt;
&lt;em&gt;
This essay is by &lt;a href=&quot;https://twitter.com/danielziv&quot;&gt;Daniel Ziv&lt;/a&gt;, who has worked in Indonesia for 14 years as a journalist, editor, and now filmmaker.


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  </entry>
  <entry>
    <content type="html">&lt;p&gt;&lt;em&gt;
This essay is by Jeremy Wellard, who is based in Hanoi.
This is the first chapter of my new &lt;a href=&quot;https://woodegg.com/vn&quot;&gt;Vietnam 2014 book&lt;/a&gt;.
&lt;/em&gt;&lt;/p&gt;
&lt;hr/&gt;
&lt;p&gt;
The only thing most people know of Vietnam is the Vietnam War.
In Vietnam, they call it the American War, and it’s just old history.
There is so much more to this youthful, thriving country.
&lt;/p&gt;
&lt;p&gt;
Vietnam has long been considered the cultural and artistic heart of Asia, and the Vietnamese are the “Italians of Asia”.
Highly social and heart-driven, with a penchant for drama and performance they are quick to raise their voices to sway a discussion, but equally quick to laugh off a misunderstanding.
One of the greatest strengths of Vietnamese is their ability to find joy in everyday moments.
Whether laboring in the fields or rushing through busy urban lives, they still find any excuse to put down their tools and laugh in conversation over a cup of tea.
&lt;/p&gt;
&lt;p&gt;
Since opening up to the world in the late 1980s, the Vietnamese have been racing ahead at full speed.
Years of struggle under a system of collective production left people ready to enthusiastically embrace capitalist ideals.
Since the late 1990s, Vietnam has had one of the highest economic growth rates in the world.
This rapid growth created a highly entrepreneurial environment where everyone seems to have a second or third business on the side.
&lt;/p&gt;
&lt;p&gt;
Vietnam is the world’s only “Socialist-Oriented Market Economy”.
This means the government maintains a large ownership and control of major companies, while small and medium businesses are left to develop freely.
&lt;/p&gt;
&lt;p&gt;
Forget any notions of the frugal communist lifestyle.
Wealth and possessions are flaunted as signs of success.
People will spend many months’ salary for a status symbol like an iPhone, fancy motorbike, or designer clothes.
&lt;/p&gt;
&lt;p&gt;
Yet there’s a deep-seated habit of saving money wherever possible.
This can be seen in shops, where the air-conditioning is turned off until a customer walks in, or in the recycling culture where even used plastic bags have value.
Vietnamese take great pride in their bargaining skills.
When a new purchase is shown to friends, someone will immediately ask how much they paid for it.
Ability to negotiate a good price demonstrates not just savvy but strong relationships.
&lt;/p&gt;
&lt;p&gt;
Trading on relationships is key.
A popular saying is, “First your family, second your friends, third comes money.”
This means people will always look out for family and friends, but for outsiders their help comes at a price.
&lt;/p&gt;
&lt;p&gt;
Strong family networks define the career and social lives of many Vietnamese.
The government strongly recommends families have only two children, and most do.
There are highly traditional expectations regarding responsibility to family, education, career choices, gender roles, marriage, and children.
Newly wed couples live at the home of the husband’s parents until they can afford to buy their own house.
Three generations often live together under one roof, and grandparents play an important role in providing childcare.
Because of this in-home care, mothers usually return to work much sooner than the six months of maternity leave given by Vietnam’s labor laws, which strongly favor worker’s rights.
&lt;/p&gt;
&lt;p&gt;
In Vietnam, the year and date of a person’s birth is very important.
It influences their whole life, including when they are allowed to marry, open a business, hold important meetings and have children.
Social interactions and forms of address are determined by age, so upon meeting a new person, one of the first questions Vietnamese will ask is what year they were born.
&lt;/p&gt;
&lt;p&gt;
Because of a strongly collective past, where standing out from the crowd was potentially dangerous, new ideas may be regarded with caution.
But once the viability of an idea is demonstrated, acceptance, imitation and adaptation rapidly follow.
This tendency to follow others can lead Vietnamese to seem unoriginal in their thinking.
But in fact their ability to quickly see an opportunity and willingness to capitalize on it creates a very dynamic and exciting environment.
&lt;/p&gt;
&lt;p&gt;
Despite the collective past, upwardly mobile Vietnamese have fully embraced the concept that the individual who works smarter and has more relationships can have more than their neighbor.
A new “me-first” culture is rising.
But there still remains a highly structured society underneath.
In many ways, Vietnam is perhaps both the most-collective and least-collective of the Asian cultures.
&lt;/p&gt;
&lt;p&gt;
Vietnamese have been living with occupation, change and uncertainty for thousands of years and have developed community-based social systems that preserve order and personal freedom at a micro level, regardless of macro changes.
As the local saying goes, “The rules of the village are stronger than the rules of the king.”
&lt;/p&gt;
&lt;p&gt;
Unlike common misconceptions regarding Communist states, Vietnam is actually a democracy, and all citizens have the right to vote every three years.
Although they can only choose candidates from one political party, within this party there are factions with very different viewpoints.
Individuals have a lot of freedom in most areas of everyday life.
Overall though, they tend to avoid openly discussing political issues.
Speaking against the government, protesting high-level corruption, or promoting other political systems can incur severe punishments for locals and expulsion for foreigners.
&lt;/p&gt;
&lt;p&gt;
Vietnam is chaotic, but far from lawless.
The country has an advanced legal system.
But there are many ways in which rules can seem more like guidelines.
A “no” can become a “yes” with the right timing and persuasion.
This can seem daunting, but those who understand the system are great at navigating its complexities.
This is one of the main reasons foreign business people need a trusted local partner or good lawyer.
&lt;/p&gt;
&lt;p&gt;
Foreigners are surprised that sociopolitical tensions are actually highest with China, rather than the United States, France, or Japan.
Vietnam is increasingly wary of China’s growing power and territorial ambitions.
This has caused a strong wave of anti-China sentiment where Chinese products, particularly food, are considered poor quality and unhealthy.
It has also driven a celebration of products “Made in Vietnam” and is combining with a growing awareness of health and safety to birth a clean-food movement.
&lt;/p&gt;
&lt;p&gt;
The only thing constant in Vietnam is change.
Trends come and go, businesses open and close, and construction is a constant.
The pervasive dust and noise are the sweat and tears of progress.
But underneath this turmoil, there is a country that remains deeply Vietnamese, and people who are proud, ambitious, and happy to be open to a world of opportunities.
&lt;/p&gt;
&lt;a href=&quot;https://woodegg.com/vn&quot;&gt;&lt;img alt=&quot;&quot; src=&quot;https://woodegg.com/images/we14/we14cover-VN-200.jpg&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;</content>
    <id>https://sive.rs/vn14</id>
    <link href="https://sive.rs/vn14"/>
    <title>Understanding Vietnam</title>
    <updated>2014-01-21T00:00:00+00:00</updated>
    <dc:date>2014-01-21T00:00:00+00:00</dc:date>
  </entry>
  <entry>
    <content type="html">&lt;p&gt;&lt;em&gt;
This is the first chapter of my new &lt;a href=&quot;https://woodegg.com/sg&quot;&gt;Singapore 2014 book&lt;/a&gt;.
&lt;/em&gt;
&lt;/p&gt;


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  </entry>
  <entry>
    <content type="html">&lt;p&gt;
I want to accelerate change.
All change, even “bad”.
&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;
I put “bad” in quotes, because that’s what others call it, though I don’t believe you can &lt;a href=&quot;https://sive.rs/horses&quot;&gt;call a fact bad or good&lt;/a&gt;.
&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;
Why do I want even “bad” change?
Because it’s a challenge.
And I’m one confident mofo.
I can handle anything the world throws my way.
So bring it on!
&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;
Accelerating change is a time machine.
Let’s get the future here faster.
Change is good training.
&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;
There’s opportunity in everything.
If it’s something that most people see as a “bad” change, then discovering its benefit is even more fun.
&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;
Cut off my legs, and I’ll still find a way to &lt;a href=&quot;https://sive.rs/aimee-mullins&quot;&gt;run&lt;/a&gt;.
&lt;/p&gt;</content>
    <id>https://sive.rs/accch</id>
    <link href="https://sive.rs/accch"/>
    <title>Accelerate change</title>
    <updated>2009-03-07T00:00:00+00:00</updated>
    <dc:date>2009-03-07T00:00:00+00:00</dc:date>
  </entry>
  <entry>
    <content type="html">&lt;p&gt;
One of the best talks I saw at &lt;a href=&quot;http://www.ted.com/&quot;&gt;TED&lt;/a&gt; was by &lt;a href=&quot;http://www.aimeemullins.com/about.php&quot;&gt;Aimee Mullins&lt;/a&gt;.
&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;
She was wearing a skirt, but it took a couple minutes before I realized that her legs were artificial.


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  </entry>
  <entry>
    <content type="html">&lt;p&gt;
I want to accelerate change.
All change, even “bad”.
&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;
I put “bad” in quotes, because that’s what others call it, though I don’t believe you can &lt;a href=&quot;https://sive.rs/horses&quot;&gt;call a fact bad or good&lt;/a&gt;.
&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;
Why do I want even “bad” change?
Because it’s a challenge.
And I’m one confident mofo.
I can handle anything the world throws my way.
So bring it on!
&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;
Accelerating change is a time machine.
Let’s get the future here faster.
Change is good training.
&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;
There’s opportunity in everything.
If it’s something that most people see as a “bad” change, then discovering its benefit is even more fun.
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Cut off my legs, and I’ll still find a way to &lt;a href=&quot;https://sive.rs/aimee-mullins&quot;&gt;run&lt;/a&gt;.
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This book is entirely about you and your music.
But I use some of my stories as examples.
So here’s my context, as short as can be, to set the stage for the book.
&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;
Since I was 14, all I wanted was to be a successful musician.
&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;
First I graduated from Berklee College of Music in Boston.
&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;
Then I got a job at Warner/Chappell Music Publishing in New York City.
There I learned a ton about how the traditional music industry works.
I’ll tell you about that soon.
&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;
Then I quit my job and became a full-time professional musician.
I played over a thousand shows of all types.
I was also a session guitarist and side-man, then I ran a recording studio, booking agency, record label, and more.
&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;
I made a website to sell my CD, then my musician friends asked if I could sell their CD too.
So I called it CD Baby, and it soon became the largest seller of independent music online.
Over 150,000 musicians sold their music directly through me.
(I have a different book about that, called “&lt;a href=&quot;https://sive.rs/a&quot;&gt;Anything You Want&lt;/a&gt;”.)
&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;
I started to see the music business from the other side.
I found out what it was like to be on the receiving end of musicians’ music.
I became friends with successful people inside the music industry, and heard their perspective.
&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;
I saw thousands of musicians succeed.
So I paid attention to how they did it.
&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;
That’s when I started writing my observations in this book.
I felt like a spy, giving you the report from the inside, telling you how to get in.
&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;
Now listen up, and I’ll tell you everything I know.
&lt;/p&gt;</content>
    <id>https://sive.rs/m2</id>
    <link href="https://sive.rs/m2"/>
    <title>Some quick context for these stories</title>
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Welcome to my book about getting your music to people, into people, and through people.
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  </entry>
  <entry>
    <content type="html">&lt;p&gt;
This book is entirely about you and your music.
But I use some of my stories as examples.
So here’s my context, as short as can be, to set the stage for the book.
&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;
Since I was 14, all I wanted was to be a successful musician.
&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;
First I graduated from Berklee College of Music in Boston.
&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;
Then I got a job at Warner/Chappell Music Publishing in New York City.
There I learned a ton about how the traditional music industry works.
I’ll tell you about that soon.
&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;
Then I quit my job and became a full-time professional musician.
I played over a thousand shows of all types.
I was also a session guitarist and side-man, then I ran a recording studio, booking agency, record label, and more.
&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;
I made a website to sell my CD, then my musician friends asked if I could sell their CD too.
So I called it CD Baby, and it soon became the largest seller of independent music online.
Over 150,000 musicians sold their music directly through me.
(I have a different book about that, called “&lt;a href=&quot;https://sive.rs/a&quot;&gt;Anything You Want&lt;/a&gt;”.)
&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;
I started to see the music business from the other side.
I found out what it was like to be on the receiving end of musicians’ music.
I became friends with successful people inside the music industry, and heard their perspective.
&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;
I saw thousands of musicians succeed.
So I paid attention to how they did it.
&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;
That’s when I started writing my observations in this book.
I felt like a spy, giving you the report from the inside, telling you how to get in.
&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;
Now listen up, and I’ll tell you everything I know.
&lt;/p&gt;</content>
    <id>https://sive.rs/m2</id>
    <link href="https://sive.rs/m2"/>
    <title>Some quick context for these stories</title>
    <updated>2000-01-01T00:00:00+00:00</updated>
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  <p>Being prepared for the worst, why I like email, writing, being succinct</p>
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  <h2><a href="/2020-05-ll">Learning Leader / Ryan Hawk</a> <span class="small">(date: 2020-05)</span></h2>
  <p>Leadership, excellence, journaling for your future self, how I make better decisions</p>
  <h2><a href="/2020-05-yoga">Yoga Talks / J Brown</a> <span class="small">(date: 2020-05)</span></h2>
  <p>On balance, viewpoints, play, formative times, screen time, focus, curiosity, self-expansion</p>
</div>
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  <h2><a href="/2020-05-yo">Yo! Podcast / Rob Hope</a> <span class="small">(date: 2020-05)</span></h2>


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  <p>Why I don’t like holidays, How to Live, how constraints give you more freedom</p>
</div>
<div class="interview_summary spacer">
  <h2><a href="/2020-05-yoga">Yoga Talks / J Brown</a> <span class="small">(date: 2020-05)</span></h2>
  <p>On balance, viewpoints, play, formative times, screen time, focus, curiosity, self-expansion</p>
  <h2><a href="/2020-05-ll">Learning Leader / Ryan Hawk</a> <span class="small">(date: 2020-05)</span></h2>
  <p>Leadership, excellence, journaling for your future self, how I make better decisions</p>
</div>
<div class="interview_summary spacer">
  <h2><a href="/2020-05-learn">What You Will Learn / Adam Ashton</a> <span class="small">(date: 2020-05)</span></h2>
  <p>Fun conversation. Reading, what makes a great book, the definition of a philosopher, how to get rich, being meta-considerate.</p>
</div>
<div class="interview_summary spacer">
  <h2><a href="/2020-05-lb">Long Distance Love Bombs / Jeremy Goldberg</a> <span class="small">(date: 2020-05)</span></h2>
  <p>Big fun questions. Five types of thinking and how to improve them, achieving success and motivation, deliberate daydreaming.</p>
</div>
<div class="interview_summary spacer">
  <h2><a href="/2020-05-learn">What You Will Learn / Adam Ashton</a> <span class="small">(date: 2020-05)</span></h2>
  <p>Fun conversation. Reading, what makes a great book, the definition of a philosopher, how to get rich, being meta-considerate.</p>
  <h2><a href="/2020-05-jj">Transformative Principal / Jethro Jones</a> <span class="small">(date: 2020-05)</span></h2>
  <p>On education, parenting, and encouraging focus</p>
</div>
<div class="interview_summary spacer">
  <h2><a href="/2020-05-ie">Inside Education / Seán Delaney</a> <span class="small">(date: 2020-05)</span></h2>
  <p>Education and learning. Why being smart is a choice, the qualities of a great teacher, how I learn, focus, tech independence, my future projects.</p>
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  <p>Fun conversation with one of my favorite people. My last interview for a while. On friendship, writing, music, goals, and more.</p>
</div>
<div class="interview_summary spacer">
  <h2><a href="/2020-05-ie">Inside Education / Seán Delaney</a> <span class="small">(date: 2020-05)</span></h2>
  <p>Education and learning. Why being smart is a choice, the qualities of a great teacher, how I learn, focus, tech independence, my future projects.</p>
  <h2><a href="/2020-04-wild">Live Wild or Die / Dan Vinson</a> <span class="small">(date: 2020-04)</span></h2>
  <p>Fitness, consumerism, creative travel, how to live, school, hot-and-cold, discipline, and the importance of nature. </p>
</div>
<div class="interview_summary spacer">
  <h2><a href="/2020-05-jj">Transformative Principal / Jethro Jones</a> <span class="small">(date: 2020-05)</span></h2>
  <p>On education, parenting, and encouraging focus</p>
  <h2><a href="/2020-04-vj">Vitamin Joy / Shelby Stanger</a> <span class="small">(date: 2020-04)</span></h2>
  <p>How to say “no,” the importance of reflection, joy</p>
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  <h2><a href="/2020-04-ss">The Speaking Show / David Newman</a> <span class="small">(date: 2020-04)</span></h2>


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</div>
<div class="interview_summary spacer">
  <h2><a href="/2020-04-vj">Vitamin Joy / Shelby Stanger</a> <span class="small">(date: 2020-04)</span></h2>
  <p>How to say “no,” the importance of reflection, joy</p>
  <h2><a href="/2020-04-darius">The Darius Foroux Show / Darius Foroux</a> <span class="small">(date: 2020-04)</span></h2>
  <p>Caring about the things no one else cares about, solitude, why I enjoy changing my mind, knowing when to quit, why no one invites me to parties</p>
</div>
<div class="interview_summary spacer">
  <h2><a href="/2020-04-dads">Balancing Dads / Mike McQuaid and Paul Campbell</a> <span class="small">(date: 2020-04)</span></h2>
  <p>The most I’ve ever talked about parenting publicly. Fun conversation.</p>
</div>
<div class="interview_summary spacer">
  <h2><a href="/2020-04-wild">Live Wild or Die / Dan Vinson</a> <span class="small">(date: 2020-04)</span></h2>
  <p>Fitness, consumerism, creative travel, how to live, school, hot-and-cold, discipline, and the importance of nature. </p>
  <h2><a href="/2020-03-mw">Modern Wisdom / Chris Williamson </a> <span class="small">(date: 2020-03)</span></h2>
  <p>Smart conversation. Why minimalism is considerate, how to make your website future-proof, how to stop procrastinating, achieving excellence, why truth isn’t succinct, why I’m self-publishing</p>
</div>
<div class="interview_summary spacer">
  <h2><a href="/2020-04-darius">The Darius Foroux Show / Darius Foroux</a> <span class="small">(date: 2020-04)</span></h2>
  <p>Caring about the things no one else cares about, solitude, why I enjoy changing my mind, knowing when to quit, why no one invites me to parties</p>
  <h2><a href="/2020-03-flow">Flowgrade / Max Gotzler</a> <span class="small">(date: 2020-03)</span></h2>
  <p>How to maintain flow and keep your momentum, How to Live, time and schedules</p>
</div>
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  <h2><a href="/2020-03-el">Elevate Podcast / Robert Glazer</a> <span class="small">(date: 2020-03)</span></h2>


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  <p>Fun conversation about music. Creative ways to pursue your music career, developing an alter ego, mastering distraction, how the only wrong choice is to do nothing, faking it as an introvert, mentors.</p>
</div>
<div class="interview_summary spacer">
  <h2><a href="/2020-03-flow">Flowgrade / Max Gotzler</a> <span class="small">(date: 2020-03)</span></h2>
  <p>How to maintain flow and keep your momentum, How to Live, time and schedules</p>
</div>
<div class="interview_summary spacer">
  <h2><a href="/2020-03-mw">Modern Wisdom / Chris Williamson </a> <span class="small">(date: 2020-03)</span></h2>
  <p>Smart conversation. Why minimalism is considerate, how to make your website future-proof, how to stop procrastinating, achieving excellence, why truth isn’t succinct, why I’m self-publishing</p>
  <h2><a href="/2020-02-pp">Productivity for Perfectionists / Deborah Hurwitz</a> <span class="small">(date: 2020-02)</span></h2>
  <p>The difference between what you want now and what you want most, letting go of goals, getting things done, why I’m never busy, when to focus and when to explore</p>
</div>
<div class="interview_summary spacer">
  <h2><a href="/2020-02-jovana">Jovana Miljanovic / Podcast</a> <span class="small">(date: 2020-02)</span></h2>
  <p>Changing identities, tea, thinking through things slowly, why you shouldn’t be attached to plans</p>
</div>
<div class="interview_summary spacer">
  <h2><a href="/2020-02-pp">Productivity for Perfectionists / Deborah Hurwitz</a> <span class="small">(date: 2020-02)</span></h2>
  <p>The difference between what you want now and what you want most, letting go of goals, getting things done, why I’m never busy, when to focus and when to explore</p>
  <h2><a href="/2020-02-jordan">Jordan Paris / Growth Mindset University</a> <span class="small">(date: 2020-02)</span></h2>
  <p>Introversion, world travel, and being “cloud free” : tech independent</p>
</div>
<div class="interview_summary spacer">
  <h2><a href="/2020-02-ft">Future Thinkers / Mike Gilliland and Euvie Ivanova</a> <span class="small">(date: 2020-02)</span></h2>
  <p>Really fun conversation. Lots of topics I rarely talk about. Building your values, learning and growth, How to Live and my directives, leaving a legacy through what you create, being a life explorer, minimalism</p>
</div>
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  <h2><a href="/2020-02-disrupt">Matt Ward / The Disruptors</a> <span class="small">(date: 2020-02)</span></h2>


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  <p>Private call to an association of professional speakers. Tips for giving a good talk, building an audience, keeping people surprised, being social as an introvert, sharing one idea at a time, how inspiration meets us halfway</p>
</div>
<div class="interview_summary spacer">
  <h2><a href="/2020-02-jordan">Jordan Paris / Growth Mindset University</a> <span class="small">(date: 2020-02)</span></h2>
  <p>Introversion, world travel, and being “cloud free” : tech independent</p>
</div>
<div class="interview_summary spacer">
  <h2><a href="/2020-02-ft">Future Thinkers / Mike Gilliland and Euvie Ivanova</a> <span class="small">(date: 2020-02)</span></h2>
  <p>Really fun conversation. Lots of topics I rarely talk about. Building your values, learning and growth, How to Live and my directives, leaving a legacy through what you create, being a life explorer, minimalism</p>
</div>
<div class="interview_summary spacer">
  <h2><a href="/2020-01-mojo">Gary and Robbo / Mojo Radio</a> <span class="small">(date: 2020-01)</span></h2>
  <p>Beliefs expire. Add value to others. Understand what works for you. You don’t need more. Operating at a different pace, and more. Fun talk.</p>
</div>


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  <p>Making music and the creative process. Really fun conversation.</p>
</div>
<div class="interview_summary spacer">
  <h2><a href="/2019-12-cathy">Cathy Heller / Don’t Keep Your Day Job</a> <span class="small">(date: 2019-12)</span></h2>
  <p>Great conversation on letting go of goals, developing laser focus for the most impact, finding a different angle on perseverance, questioning your own answers</p>
</div>
<div class="interview_summary spacer">
  <h2><a href="/2019-12-jrs">Jeremy Ryan Slate / Create Your Own Life</a> <span class="small">(date: 2019-12)</span></h2>
  <p>Living abroad, Stoicism, why you should write your own autobiography</p>
</div>


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  <p>How goals shape our actions, accidental success, work as a public service, Sethlings, and listening to your audience.</p>
</div>
<div class="interview_summary spacer">
  <h2><a href="/2019-11-amyjo">Amy Jo Martin / Why Not Now</a> <span class="small">(date: 2019-11)</span></h2>
  <p>on slow thinking, how actions reveal your true values, goal-letting vs. goal-setting</p>
  <h2><a href="/2019-12-cathy">Cathy Heller / Don’t Keep Your Day Job</a> <span class="small">(date: 2019-12)</span></h2>
  <p>Great conversation on letting go of goals, developing laser focus for the most impact, finding a different angle on perseverance, questioning your own answers</p>
</div>
<div class="interview_summary spacer">
  <h2><a href="/2019-11-fitch">John Fitch / Time Off</a> <span class="small">(date: 2019-11)</span></h2>
  <p>subtracting to add value, unlearning, play as work, shallow happy vs. deep happy, doing what you want most</p>
</div>
<div class="interview_summary spacer">
  <h2><a href="/2019-11-edm">Sam Matla / EDM Prod</a> <span class="small">(date: 2019-11)</span></h2>
  <p>Music: creative process, motivation, originality, and smart career building.</p>
</div>
<div class="interview_summary spacer">
  <h2><a href="/2019-11-fitch">John Fitch / Time Off</a> <span class="small">(date: 2019-11)</span></h2>
  <p>subtracting to add value, unlearning, play as work, shallow happy vs. deep happy, doing what you want most</p>
  <h2><a href="/2019-11-amyjo">Amy Jo Martin / Why Not Now</a> <span class="small">(date: 2019-11)</span></h2>
  <p>on slow thinking, how actions reveal your true values, goal-letting vs. goal-setting</p>
</div>
<div class="interview_summary spacer">
  <h2><a href="/2019-08-ariel">Ariel Hyatt / Cyber PR Music</a> <span class="small">(date: 2019-08)</span></h2>


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  <p>Podcast about success on your own terms, deliberate change, set points, writing, expertise, and much more</p>
</div>
<div class="interview_summary spacer">
  <h2><a href="/2015-12-ferriss">Tim Ferriss Show : part 1</a> <span class="small">(date: 2015-12)</span></h2>
  <p>Two hour conversation on developing confidence, finding happiness, and saying no to millions.</p>
  <h2><a href="/2015-12-superhuman">Becoming a Superhuman</a> <span class="small">(date: 2015-12)</span></h2>
  <p>Great dense talk with Jonathan Levi about… many things. See his site for a table of contents.</p>
</div>
<div class="interview_summary spacer">
  <h2><a href="/2015-12-ferriss2">Tim Ferriss Show : part 2</a> <span class="small">(date: 2015-12)</span></h2>
  <p>31 minutes about the definition of success, unpopular beliefs, and more</p>
</div>
<div class="interview_summary spacer">
  <h2><a href="/2015-12-superhuman">Becoming a Superhuman</a> <span class="small">(date: 2015-12)</span></h2>
  <p>Great dense talk with Jonathan Levi about… many things. See his site for a table of contents.</p>
  <h2><a href="/2015-12-ferriss">Tim Ferriss Show : part 1</a> <span class="small">(date: 2015-12)</span></h2>
  <p>Two hour conversation on developing confidence, finding happiness, and saying no to millions.</p>
</div>
<div class="interview_summary spacer">
  <h2><a href="/2015-11-game">Game Changer Society with Lane Kennedy</a> <span class="small">(date: 2015-11)</span></h2>
  <p>Great conversation about how weird I am, being useful, time management, and more.</p>
  <h2><a href="/2015-11-slowhustle">Slow Hustle</a> <span class="small">(date: 2015-11)</span></h2>
  <p>Great talk with Peter Awad about job security, internalizing books, making memories, being global not local, parenting, expectations</p>
</div>
<div class="interview_summary spacer">
  <h2><a href="/2015-11-influencer">Influencer Economy with Ryan Williams</a> <span class="small">(date: 2015-11)</span></h2>
  <p>Finding your voice, breaking bad habits, and thriving.</p>
</div>
<div class="interview_summary spacer">
  <h2><a href="/2015-11-slowhustle">Slow Hustle</a> <span class="small">(date: 2015-11)</span></h2>
  <p>Great talk with Peter Awad about job security, internalizing books, making memories, being global not local, parenting, expectations</p>
  <h2><a href="/2015-11-game">Game Changer Society with Lane Kennedy</a> <span class="small">(date: 2015-11)</span></h2>
  <p>Great conversation about how weird I am, being useful, time management, and more.</p>
</div>
<div class="interview_summary spacer">
  <h2><a href="/2015-10-software">Software Engineering Daily</a> <span class="small">(date: 2015-10)</span></h2>
  <p>Tech, programming, and creativity with Jeff Meyerson</p>
</div>
<div class="interview_summary spacer">
  <h2><a href="/2015-10-robin">Robin Zander</a> <span class="small">(date: 2015-10)</span></h2>
  <p>Never stop learning</p>
</div>
<div class="interview_summary spacer">
  <h2><a href="/2015-10-relaunch">ReLaunch</a> <span class="small">(date: 2015-10)</span></h2>
  <p>what’s important for you, a life you love, staying positive, with Joel Boggess</p>
</div>
<div class="interview_summary spacer">
  <h2><a href="/2015-10-hacke">Hack the Entrepreneur</a> <span class="small">(date: 2015-10)</span></h2>
  <p>How to find your unfair advantage, self-education, being selfless, and what to do. Good conversation with Jon Nastor.</p>
</div>


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  <p>Why passion is overrated, plasticity, career capital, culture, and more.</p>
</div>
<div class="interview_summary spacer">
  <h2><a href="/2015-10-relaunch">ReLaunch</a> <span class="small">(date: 2015-10)</span></h2>
  <p>what’s important for you, a life you love, staying positive, with Joel Boggess</p>
</div>
<div class="interview_summary spacer">
  <h2><a href="/2015-10-robin">Robin Zander</a> <span class="small">(date: 2015-10)</span></h2>
  <p>Never stop learning</p>
  <h2><a href="/2015-09-zen">Rock and Roll Zen</a> <span class="small">(date: 2015-09)</span></h2>
  <p>Mark Hermann and I talk music, how to be useful to others, changing the music business, and more.</p>
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