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date: 2019-10-08

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The most relaxed feeling I know is after going back and forth between a super-hot pool and super cold pool.
The most relaxed feeling I know is after going back and forth between a super-hot pool and super-cold pool.
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Stay in the super-hot pool until you can’t stand it.
Then go in a super-cold pool until you can’t stand it.

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  <li><a href="/hf">Your heroes show which way you’re facing</a></li>
  <li><a href="/dq">Don’t quote. Make it yours and say it yourself.</a></li>
  <li><a href="/pe">Have a private email account</a></li>
  <li><a href="/abio">Future posthumous autobiography</a></li>
  <li><a href="/4">Cross the world four times</a></li>
  <li><a href="/abio">Future posthumous autobiography</a></li>
  <li><a href="/ww">What I did belies why</a></li>
  <li><a href="/tp3">Would you make your art if you were the last person on earth?</a></li>
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  <li><a href="/odds">What are the odds of that?</a></li>
  <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="/arv">Actions, not words, reveal our real values</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="/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="/d1u">How to be useful to others</a></li>
  <li><a href="/d1t">How to thrive in an unknowable future</a></li>
  <li><a href="/d1x">How to stop being rich and happy</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="/d1p">How to like people</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="/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="/sg14">Understanding Singapore</a></li>
  <li><a href="/vn14">Understanding Vietnam</a></li>
  <li><a href="/id14">Understanding Indonesia</a></li>
  <li><a href="/vn14">Understanding Vietnam</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>
  <li><a href="/we14">Wood Egg 2014 books are on sale now</a></li>


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  <li><a href="/musicthoughts2">MusicThoughts update : inspiring quotes for music-makers</a></li>
  <li><a href="/dance-lessons">How to make a movement. Lessons learned from dancing guy.</a></li>
  <li><a href="/time">Are you present-focused or future-focused?</a></li>
  <li><a href="/enough">You have enough.</a></li>
  <li><a href="/time">Are you present-focused or future-focused?</a></li>
  <li><a href="/ppay">Some people like to pay. Let them.</a></li>
  <li><a href="/purplecow">Are fans telling friends? If not, don’t promote.</a></li>
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  <li><a href="/college">A Musician’s Advice About the College Market</a></li>
  <li><a href="/candles">Selling music by solving a specific need</a></li>
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  <li><a href="/fela">two three four ONE, two three four ONE</a></li>
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  <li><a href="/people1">It’s just people inside the machine!</a></li>
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<p>Create an irresistible offer. Present it to people who need it. Sell them more afterwards. Lots of examples of this.</p>
<p><strong><a href="/book/GreatFormula">Read my notes</a></strong>, or go to the <a href="http://www.amazon.com/dp/0471778230?tag=sivers-20">Amazon page</a> for details and reviews.</p>
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<h2><a href="/book/LuckyOrSmart">Lucky Or Smart? - by Bo Peabody</a></h2>
<small>Date read: 2009-04-23. How strongly I recommend it: <strong>5</strong>/10</small>
<p>Tiny book by an incredibly successful serial entrepreneur telling his tales and lessons learned.</p>
<p><strong><a href="/book/LuckyOrSmart">Read my notes</a></strong>, or go to the <a href="http://www.amazon.com/dp/1439210101?tag=sivers-20">Amazon page</a> for details and reviews.</p>
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<h2><a href="/book/Outliers">Outliers: The Story of Success - by Malcolm Gladwell</a></h2>


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<p>Deep study of why some people are so much more successful. Often due to circumstances and early opportunities, but really comes down to the fact that it takes about 10,000 hours of hard work to master something.</p>
<p><strong><a href="/book/Outliers">Read my notes</a></strong>, or go to the <a href="http://www.amazon.com/dp/0316017922?tag=sivers-20">Amazon page</a> for details and reviews.</p>
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<h2><a href="/book/LuckyOrSmart">Lucky Or Smart? - by Bo Peabody</a></h2>
<small>Date read: 2009-04-23. How strongly I recommend it: <strong>5</strong>/10</small>
<p>Tiny book by an incredibly successful serial entrepreneur telling his tales and lessons learned.</p>
<p><strong><a href="/book/LuckyOrSmart">Read my notes</a></strong>, or go to the <a href="http://www.amazon.com/dp/1439210101?tag=sivers-20">Amazon page</a> for details and reviews.</p>
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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/Enough">Enough - by John Bogle</a></h2>
<small>Date read: 2009-04-23. How strongly I recommend it: <strong>3</strong>/10</small>
<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>
<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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<h2><a href="/book/Enough">Enough - by John Bogle</a></h2>
<small>Date read: 2009-04-23. How strongly I recommend it: <strong>3</strong>/10</small>
<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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<h2><a href="/book/RealityCheck">Reality Check - by Guy Kawasaki</a></h2>

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The most relaxed feeling I know is after going back and forth between a super-hot pool and super cold pool.
The most relaxed feeling I know is after going back and forth between a super-hot pool and super-cold pool.
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Stay in the super-hot pool until you can’t stand it.
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I’ve started writing my autobiography.
I’ll keep writing it for the rest of my life.
It’s private now, but will be released the week I die.
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I’ve written the last chapter, which is more of an afterword.
(“Now I’m dead.”)
So now I will just keep writing the middle chapters.
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My assistants, family, and friends will have instructions on how to publish it as soon as I die.
A few clicks and commands and it’s published in all formats, print-on-demand, and ready to go the same day.
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So by the time you hear the news that I’ve died, the full story — the book of my life — will be ready to read.
I think that would be a good goodbye.
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Don’t worry : I don’t plan on dying for a long time.
My health is great and all is well.
This is just my version of the old advice to “write your own epitaph”.
I realized I can do better than that.
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Cross the world four times.
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I’ve started writing my autobiography.
I’ll keep writing it for the rest of my life.
It’s private now, but will be released the week I die.
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I’ve written the last chapter, which is more of an afterword.
(“Now I’m dead.”)
So now I will just keep writing the middle chapters.
&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;
My assistants, family, and friends will have instructions on how to publish it as soon as I die.
A few clicks and commands and it’s published in all formats, print-on-demand, and ready to go the same day.
&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;
So by the time you hear the news that I’ve died, the full story — the book of my life — will be ready to read.
I think that would be a good goodbye.
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Don’t worry : I don’t plan on dying for a long time.
My health is great and all is well.
This is just my version of the old advice to “write your own epitaph”.
I realized I can do better than that.
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A friend asked &lt;strong&gt;why I don’t write more often&lt;/strong&gt;.
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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;”.
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“Ego is the unhealthy belief in our own importance.”
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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. 
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&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.
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A friend asked &lt;strong&gt;why I don’t write more often&lt;/strong&gt;.
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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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(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.
Change yes to “Hell yeah!” or no.
&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.
Once successful, you need to &lt;a href=&quot;https://sive.rs/switch&quot;&gt;switch&lt;/a&gt; strategies.
&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;
Those who were undecided or ambivalent can just adopt your stance.
To get successful, you had to say yes to everything.
&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;
But those who disagree can solidify their stance by arguing against yours.
Now if you continue doing that, you’ll drown in all the opportunities.
&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.
Now say no to anything that makes you say anything less than “&lt;a href=&quot;https://sive.rs/hellyeah&quot;&gt;Hell yeah!&lt;/a&gt;”
&lt;/p&gt;
&lt;h3&gt;4.
Be expensive.
&lt;h3&gt;2.
Keep momentum.
&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.
The temptation is to take it easy.
&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;:
But &lt;a href=&quot;https://sive.rs/tarzan&quot;&gt;like swinging on jungle vines&lt;/a&gt;, if you stop that forward motion you can never get it back.
&lt;/p&gt;
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    <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>
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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.
Prioritize lifestyle design.
Get famous.
&lt;/h3&gt;&lt;p&gt;
You’ve made it, so it’s all about you, now.  Make your dreams come true.
Do everything in public and for the public.
&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;
Shape your surroundings to please your every desire.
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;
Make your &lt;a href=&quot;https://sive.rs/book/TimeParadox&quot;&gt;immediate gratification&lt;/a&gt; the most important thing.
The opposite is hiding, which is of no use to anyone.
&lt;/p&gt;
&lt;h3&gt;2.
Chase that comparison moment.
Get rich.
&lt;/h3&gt;&lt;p&gt;
You have the old thing. You want the new thing.
Yes! Do it! Be happy for a week.
Money is neutral proof you’re adding value to people’s lives.
&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;
Ignore the fact that the &lt;a href=&quot;https://sive.rs/book/StumblingOnHappiness&quot;&gt;happiness only comes from the moment of comparison between the old and new&lt;/a&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 you’ve had your new thing for a week, and it becomes the new norm, seek happiness from another new thing.
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.
Buy, not rent.
Share strong opinions.
&lt;/h3&gt;&lt;p&gt;
Why rent a house, castle, boat, or car, when you can buy?
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;
It’s not about the thing, it’s about identity.
This shows who you are now.
&lt;/p&gt;
&lt;h3&gt;4.
Internalize your new status.
&lt;/h3&gt;&lt;p&gt;
You worked hard to get here.
Celebrate. Relax.
Those who were undecided or ambivalent can just adopt your stance.
&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;
Admit you are in a different class of people now, with different needs.
But those who disagree can solidify their stance by arguing against yours.
&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;
Understand there is no going back.
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;5.
Be a connoisseur.
&lt;h3&gt;4.
Be expensive.
&lt;/h3&gt;&lt;p&gt;
Learn what others say is the finest.
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;
Insist on only the finest.
People who paid more for tickets were more likely to attend the performance.
&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;
You will now be &lt;a href=&quot;https://sive.rs/book/StoicJoy&quot;&gt;unhappy&lt;/a&gt; with anything but the finest.
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;h3&gt;6.
Get to know your possessions.
&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;
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&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.
Live where luck strikes.
&lt;/h3&gt;&lt;p&gt;
Now that you own the best, it’s time to focus on what you’ve got.
Live where everything is happening,
&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;
Learn all about the features of your new possessions.
where the money is flowing,
&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;
Spend more time getting your surround sound and heated floor just right.
&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;
Work out the solar panel charging of your Tesla car.
This is important.
&lt;/p&gt;
&lt;h3&gt;7.
Acclimate to comfort.
&lt;/h3&gt;&lt;p&gt;
Eliminate every discomfort from your life.
&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;
&lt;a href=&quot;https://sive.rs/book/WhenThingsFallApart&quot;&gt;Blame others&lt;/a&gt; when the world seems hard, and is not living up to your standards.
&lt;/p&gt;
&lt;img alt=&quot;&quot; src=&quot;/images/thinking.jpg&quot;&gt;</content>
    <id>https://sive.rs/d1x</id>
    <link href="https://sive.rs/d1x"/>
    <title>How to stop being rich and happy</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.
Change yes to “Hell yeah!” or no.
&lt;/h3&gt;&lt;p&gt;
Once successful, you need to &lt;a href=&quot;https://sive.rs/switch&quot;&gt;switch&lt;/a&gt; strategies.
&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;
To get successful, you had to say yes to everything.
&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;
Now if you continue doing that, you’ll drown in all the opportunities.
&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;
Now say no to anything that makes you say anything less than “&lt;a href=&quot;https://sive.rs/hellyeah&quot;&gt;Hell yeah!&lt;/a&gt;”
&lt;/p&gt;
&lt;h3&gt;2.
Keep momentum.
&lt;/h3&gt;&lt;p&gt;
The temptation is to take it easy.
&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;
But &lt;a href=&quot;https://sive.rs/tarzan&quot;&gt;like swinging on jungle vines&lt;/a&gt;, if you stop that forward motion you can never get it back.
&lt;/p&gt;
&lt;img alt=&quot;&quot; src=&quot;/images/thinking.jpg&quot;&gt;</content>
    <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>
  <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.
Live where luck strikes.
&lt;/h3&gt;&lt;p&gt;
Live where everything is happening,
&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;
where the money is flowing,
&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;
where careers are being made,
where careers are being made,
&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;
where your role models live.
&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;


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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.
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.
&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;
Shape your surroundings to please your every desire.
&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;
Make your &lt;a href=&quot;https://sive.rs/book/TimeParadox&quot;&gt;immediate gratification&lt;/a&gt; the most important thing.
&lt;/p&gt;
&lt;h3&gt;2.
Chase that comparison moment.
&lt;/h3&gt;&lt;p&gt;
You have the old thing. You want the new thing.
Yes! Do it! Be happy for a week.
&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;
Ignore the fact that the &lt;a href=&quot;https://sive.rs/book/StumblingOnHappiness&quot;&gt;happiness only comes from the moment of comparison between the old and new&lt;/a&gt;.
&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;
Once you’ve had your new thing for a week, and it becomes the new norm, seek happiness from another new thing.
&lt;/p&gt;
&lt;h3&gt;3.
Buy, not rent.
&lt;/h3&gt;&lt;p&gt;
Why rent a house, castle, boat, or car, when you can buy?
&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;
It’s not about the thing, it’s about identity.
This shows who you are now.
&lt;/p&gt;
&lt;h3&gt;4.
Internalize your new status.
&lt;/h3&gt;&lt;p&gt;
You worked hard to get here.
Celebrate. Relax.
&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;
Admit you are in a different class of people now, with different needs.
&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;
Understand there is no going back.
&lt;/p&gt;
&lt;h3&gt;5.
Be a connoisseur.
&lt;/h3&gt;&lt;p&gt;
Learn what others say is the finest.
&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;
Insist on only the finest.
&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;
You will now be &lt;a href=&quot;https://sive.rs/book/StoicJoy&quot;&gt;unhappy&lt;/a&gt; with anything but the finest.
&lt;/p&gt;
&lt;h3&gt;6.
Get to know your possessions.
&lt;/h3&gt;&lt;p&gt;
Now that you own the best, it’s time to focus on what you’ve got.
&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;
Learn all about the features of your new possessions.
&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;
Spend more time getting your surround sound and heated floor just right.
&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;
Work out the solar panel charging of your Tesla car.
This is important.
&lt;/p&gt;
&lt;h3&gt;7.
Acclimate to comfort.
&lt;/h3&gt;&lt;p&gt;
Eliminate every discomfort from your life.
&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;
&lt;a href=&quot;https://sive.rs/book/WhenThingsFallApart&quot;&gt;Blame others&lt;/a&gt; when the world seems hard, and is not living up to your standards.
&lt;/p&gt;
&lt;img alt=&quot;&quot; src=&quot;/images/thinking.jpg&quot;&gt;</content>
    <id>https://sive.rs/d1x</id>
    <link href="https://sive.rs/d1x"/>
    <title>How to stop being rich and happy</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;
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.
Assume it’s their last day.
&lt;/h3&gt;&lt;p&gt;
Everyone talks about living like it’s your last day on earth.


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  <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;
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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  <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;.
    <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.
He wrote the bestselling book “&lt;a href=&quot;http://www.amazon.com/dp/9799589878&quot;&gt;Jakarta Inside Out&lt;/a&gt;” and directed the award-winning documentary film &lt;a href=&quot;http://jalananmovie.com/&quot;&gt;JALANAN&lt;/a&gt;, about the lives of three Jakarta street musicians.
This is the first chapter of my new &lt;a href=&quot;https://woodegg.com/id&quot;&gt;Indonesia 2014 book&lt;/a&gt;.
&lt;/em&gt;
&lt;/p&gt;
&lt;hr/&gt;
&lt;p&gt;
When I tell people I live in Singapore, the most common misunderstandings I hear are:
Indonesia is the world’s 4th biggest country by population, but is still a work in progress — a beta version.
&lt;/p&gt;
&lt;ul&gt;
&lt;li&gt;
“How can you live in that sterile squeaky-clean police state?”
&lt;/li&gt;
&lt;li&gt;
“Isn’t that where they cane people for chewing gum?”
&lt;/li&gt;
&lt;li&gt;
“Disneyland with a death penalty! Haha!”
&lt;/li&gt;
&lt;li&gt;
“What part of China is that in?”
&lt;/li&gt;
&lt;/ul&gt;
&lt;p&gt;
I’m not surprised when people misunderstand Singapore, because it requires a little explanation.
Indonesia 1.0 began in 1945, when they gained independence from the Dutch and became a country.
Suddenly, 17,000 islands, 300 ethnic groups and 700 languages needed to be held together under one flag and one language.
These indigenous cultures were officially co-opted as caricatures rather than being allowed to grow organically.
The new official language was imposed very effectively at the expense of preserving local dialects.
&lt;/p&gt;
&lt;h4&gt;
First — some important context:
&lt;/h4&gt;
&lt;p&gt;
Singapore is an island so small you can drive around the whole country in two hours.
Indonesia 2.0 began in 1998, with the toppling of Suharto, the country’s dictator of 32 years.
This new era of reform and democratization has seen impressive stability and progress.
&lt;/p&gt;
&lt;p&gt;
In 1819, it was set up by the British as a tax-free trading port, instantly attracting business from the entire region.
So it’s always had a mix of Malay, Indian, and Chinese people, though the majority are Chinese.
So let’s talk about the best part of Indonesia — its people: warm, open-minded, easygoing and always lots of fun. 
&lt;/p&gt;
&lt;h4&gt;
Flexibility:
&lt;/h4&gt;
&lt;p&gt;
It quickly became an anything-goes town, with opium, prostitution and gambling, run by secret societies.
Its nickname was “Sin-Galore”.
Indonesians are acrobats.
They’ve learned the hard way not to trust the system, but also to rarely challenge it.
So they find resourceful ways of solving problems, relying on each other and adopting an optimistic, can-do attitude in any circumstance.
Flexibility, elasticity and teamwork are key in nearly every walk of life, and Indonesians prize the following traits:
&lt;/p&gt;
&lt;p&gt;
In 1963, Singapore became a part of Malaysia.
But racial tensions between the Malay and Chinese populations led to ongoing race riots.
So in 1965, Singapore was kicked out of Malaysia, making it suddenly (and reluctantly) an independent country.
&lt;/p&gt;
&lt;p&gt;
Since Singapore had no natural resources, no local industry, and was geographically vulnerable, few people believed it would survive.
&lt;strong&gt;
Non-confrontation:
&lt;/strong&gt;
Indonesians put a premium on getting along and not making each other lose face.
Confrontation is truly a last resort.
Indonesians love group consensus as a solution to any debate.
The outcome is not as important as the fact that the decision was arrived at inclusively.
&lt;/p&gt;
&lt;p&gt;
But being a do-or-die survival situation, the government and people of Singapore got extremely focused, pragmatic, and competitive to do whatever it takes to make this tiny island thrive against the odds.
&lt;strong&gt;
Patience:
&lt;/strong&gt;
A favorite Indonesian phrase is “jam karet”, which literally means “rubber time”, suggesting that time is a flexible, unpredictable commodity.
It’s common for Indonesians to arrive an hour late to a meeting, and just as common for their colleagues to accept this as routine.
&lt;/p&gt;
&lt;p&gt;
Their main survival strategy was to focus on making Singapore an ideal place for big business — attracting multinational corporations to set up their Asian headquarters here.
&lt;strong&gt;
Rule-bending:
&lt;/strong&gt;
If time is rubber, so are rules, which are meant to be delightfully broken.
Fees are waived, timetables sped up, and restrictions ignored, all for the right payment, family member, or childhood buddy.
&lt;/p&gt;
&lt;p&gt;
All these historical ingredients are important for the rest of this explanation to make sense.
&lt;strong&gt;
Self-reliance:
&lt;/strong&gt;
In a society where very few people have health insurance, social security, or even life savings, mutual help is very common.
If someone is very ill, the entire family and even neighbors pitch in to cover costs.
If an uncle can’t afford his own motorbike, his son-in-law and two school friends will cover the down payment.
If the government won’t fix an awful road, local residents mobilize their own resources to get the job done.
&lt;/p&gt;
&lt;h4&gt;
Why so clean?
Corruption:
&lt;/h4&gt;
&lt;p&gt;
Because Singapore is so small, keeping it clean is a manageable job.
(You can’t easily clean India or China.)
&lt;/p&gt;
&lt;p&gt;
But really the cleanliness is marketing.
What better way to prove to multinational corporations that Singapore is a stable, trustable, and efficient place to set up your headquarters?
It’s no coincidence that the highway leading from the airport to downtown has the most perfectly manicured landscape.
First impressions matter to visiting CEOs.
&lt;/p&gt;
&lt;p&gt;
It’s why the country’s leaders all wear white.
It’s a show of incorruptibility — a metaphor for being orderly and transparent with attention to detail.
Getting to know Singapore’s government is like looking under the hood of a Ferrari.
It’s incredibly well-designed and well-run.
Indonesians are fundamentally good, honest people born into a system that is utterly corrupt.
So deeply rooted is the graft that just to get things done, one must either be corrupt or play along with corruption. 
&lt;/p&gt;
&lt;p&gt;
Singapore is always selling itself to the world.
The chairman of the government’s Economic Development Board told his colleagues, “We are in the hospitality business.”
The government works hard to stay competitive on every international measure.
Any time there are international rankings comparing countries, you’ll find Singapore near the top of the list.
Except for free speech, but I’ll cover that next.
Corruption is therefore a double-edged sword: it’s totally unjust and results in exorbitant costs, but it also allows people to get things done easily and quickly.
&lt;/p&gt;
&lt;p&gt;
Lastly: why no chewing gum?
Purely pragmatic.
It was gumming up the subway system, causing delays, and was too hard to clean off surfaces, so the sale of it was banned.
Keeping the country clean and running smoothly was more important.
Indonesians resent paying huge bribes just to start up a small, legitimate business, yet love paying $25 to obtain an instant drivers license instead of the official $10 with its days of bureaucracy and road tests.
&lt;/p&gt;
&lt;p&gt;
So that’s why Singapore has an international reputation for being so clean.
It’s brilliant marketing — visual proof of the order and cleanliness you can expect if you set up your business or banking here.
Some cynically view low-level corruption as a tax system in a non-tax-paying society.
Since the government cannot afford to pay police or teachers a livable wage, traffic cops demand petty bribes from drivers wanting to avoid hefty official fines, while teachers will accept payment to give students passing grades.
&lt;/p&gt;
&lt;h4&gt;
Why so strict?
Pleasure:
&lt;/h4&gt;
&lt;p&gt;
Three reasons: transformation, size, and marketing.
If you thought this is a conservative nation of Muslim puritans, think again.
Indonesia is a surprisingly hedonistic society that could teach America a thing or two about the “pursuit of happiness” and pleasure.
&lt;/p&gt;
&lt;p&gt;
First: transformation.
To quickly turn Singapore from “Sin-Galore” to being the Switzerland of Asia would require great strategy and strict, uncompromising execution of that strategy.
We’re used to seeing this in corporations, like Jack Welch at GE or Steve Jobs returning to Apple, but it’s surprising to see it carried out successfully in a government.
(Many say Singapore is more like a corporation than a country.)
Indonesians sometimes have it rough — with poverty, poor health, traffic jams, and pollution — but they constantly and unapologetically compensate themselves for these hardships.
In Western countries, salons and spas are for the affluent, while in Indonesia even slum dwellers set aside the time (and as little as 50 cents) for a cream bath scalp massage or foot reflexology at a local spa shack.
Infidelity, drugs and prostitution are rampant across all social classes in Indonesia.
Why?
Because people enjoy it, and deny themselves very little. 
&lt;/p&gt;
&lt;h4&gt;
Religion:
&lt;/h4&gt;
&lt;p&gt;
And it worked!
In one generation, Singapore went through the most dramatic increase in the standard of living that the world has ever seen.
In one generation, this tiny dot went from being broke to being one of the richest countries in the world, without any natural resources, purely by strict execution of a great strategy.
See all the young women wearing headscarves on the streets?
Muslim extremists?
Not even close.
In fact many probably work as office girls for multinational companies and might even join colleagues at a karaoke lounge at night.
Indonesia is a constant interplay between surface and substance, and nowhere is this more apparent than in the confusing, paradoxical attitude toward religion.
The country is a cradle of “nominal Islam” – around 85% identify themselves as Muslims, yet very few are religious in the orthodox sense.
&lt;/p&gt;
&lt;p&gt;
Its lack of corruption was an important ingredient in its success.
In a region where political corruption is rampant, Singapore is the only country that severely punishes corruption.
It regularly ranks in the top 5 least corrupt countries in the world.
The government dictates that every citizen must belong to one of the country’s six official religions, and this gets listed on every Indonesian’s ID card.
But for most Indonesians, religion is more of an identity label, security blanket or family tradition than a matter of orthodox belief or practice.
&lt;/p&gt;
&lt;p&gt;
Next: size.
Singapore’s UN representative once said, “America is like an aircraft carrier.
If you jump up and down, it’s not going to shake.
Singapore is like a canoe.
If you jump up and down, it will sink.
If you lose stability in Singapore, you lose everything.”
These official religious labels mask over society’s far deeper influences: pre-Islamic animist and Hindu roots, folk superstitions, and possibly more time spent worshiping English football matches or pop stars than praying in mosques or churches.
&lt;/p&gt;
&lt;h4&gt;
Openness:
&lt;/h4&gt;
&lt;p&gt;
Lastly: marketing.
When an American teenager vandalized 18 cars in Singapore, he was sentenced to jail and caning.
This turned into an international incident, with Bill Clinton asking Singapore not to prosecute him.
But as a government official said, “It was a way of demonstrating that Singapore was prepared to stand up against the mighty America.”
Indonesians take humble pride in their own culture and achievements, but are incredibly open to outside influence.
(Unlike the Thais, for example.)
They are very welcoming and adaptive toward foreigners.
There’s no xenophobia here.
&lt;/p&gt;
&lt;p&gt;
To me, that’s brilliant marketing.
A memorable way for a country to prove to the world that they obey the rule of law, without exception, and don’t waive the laws for special requests from powerful people.
I think this kind of approach makes corporate leaders more likely to do their business and banking in Singapore.
This extends to the business world too.
Foreigners have been welcomed into many of Indonesia’s largest conglomerates as both senior directors and shareholders, while many have started major local companies of their own.
This open-minded society has resulted in an open market full of opportunity. 
&lt;/p&gt;
&lt;p&gt;
All that said, you could argue that Singapore is not so strict — less strict than Switzerland or California — because it’s a &lt;em&gt;laissez-faire&lt;/em&gt; “do what you want” approach where life and business are not regulated for most of us in the middle.
Only the behavior that clearly hurts others or society is punished.
Everyone else gets to live in an incredibly safe, crime-and-corruption-free place.
This openness may explain why travel is booming.
Indonesians are increasingly traveling overseas, interacting more intensively with the world and global economy.
Indonesian expats are returning from years overseas to participate in the nation-building at home, becoming local entrepreneurs, academics, NGO types, lawyers, etc.
And Indonesians are suddenly eagerly touristing locally, discovering their own country in a way they never did before.
&lt;/p&gt;
&lt;h4&gt;
So very pragmatic
Future:
&lt;/h4&gt;
&lt;p&gt;
The common thread behind everything here is pragmatism.
The country’s leadership consistently makes rational choices to improve the strength and profitability of Singapore.
It’s pragmatic, not dogmatic.
It’s not that the leaders of Singapore hate chewing gum or are neat freaks.
These were just rational decisions to do what was best for the country at that time.
The prime minister has a degree in Computer Science, as does the deputy prime minister.
This is a country run by engineers and economists.
The future looks bright for Indonesia. 
&lt;/p&gt;
&lt;p&gt;
So it’s important to know that these things are changing fast.
The government is constantly but conservatively re-assessing its stance on everything, to keep up with the times.
The last few years have seen a huge move towards more democracy and free speech, with the theater and arts scene blossoming because of it.
There have been three democratic, peaceful regime changes in the 15 years since the big reform, and no real fear that Indonesia will return to dictatorship.
&lt;/p&gt;
&lt;p&gt;
Singapore’s #1 enemy is complacency.
Now that Singapore is one of the most successful countries in the world, the top priority is to keep that competitive edge.
This “keep on your toes” message is constantly communicated at all levels — a reminder to never assume that things will stay this good.
Keep pushing.
Stay on top.
Don’t let your guard down.
Always be competitive.
Indonesia is today the most democratic country in Southeast Asia, having surpassed more “progressive” neighbors like Thailand, the Philippines and Malaysia.
(Just fifteen years ago, Indonesia would have trailed far behind.)
&lt;/p&gt;
&lt;p&gt;
Singapore was founded on the ideals of the Age of Enlightenment — the age of reason and rationality — and its founder built those lofty ideals into its blueprint.
So to understand Singapore, you need to understand that it’s always been designed top-down, from the beginning, to realize these rational ideals.
Despite criticism of the current government — which in itself is a breath of fresh air — President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono managed to steer the economy very skillfully, attracting huge foreign direct investment.
&lt;/p&gt;
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Summary:
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&lt;p&gt;
In Indonesia, one must always look beyond the surface at the substance.
It’s easy to be intimidated by corruption, traffic and pollution.
But those frustrations are merely superficial distractions in a country that is unbelievably welcoming and more open for business than ever before.
&lt;/p&gt;
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&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.
He wrote the bestselling book “&lt;a href=&quot;http://www.amazon.com/dp/9799589878&quot;&gt;Jakarta Inside Out&lt;/a&gt;” and directed the award-winning documentary film &lt;a href=&quot;http://jalananmovie.com/&quot;&gt;JALANAN&lt;/a&gt;, about the lives of three Jakarta street musicians.
This is the first chapter of my new &lt;a href=&quot;https://woodegg.com/id&quot;&gt;Indonesia 2014 book&lt;/a&gt;.
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This is the first chapter of my new &lt;a href=&quot;https://woodegg.com/sg&quot;&gt;Singapore 2014 book&lt;/a&gt;.
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&lt;p&gt;
Indonesia is the world’s 4th biggest country by population, but is still a work in progress — a beta version.
When I tell people I live in Singapore, the most common misunderstandings I hear are:
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&lt;ul&gt;
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“How can you live in that sterile squeaky-clean police state?”
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&lt;li&gt;
“Isn’t that where they cane people for chewing gum?”
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&lt;li&gt;
“Disneyland with a death penalty! Haha!”
&lt;/li&gt;
&lt;li&gt;
“What part of China is that in?”
&lt;/li&gt;
&lt;/ul&gt;
&lt;p&gt;
I’m not surprised when people misunderstand Singapore, because it requires a little explanation.
&lt;/p&gt;
&lt;h4&gt;
First — some important context:
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&lt;p&gt;
Indonesia 1.0 began in 1945, when they gained independence from the Dutch and became a country.
Suddenly, 17,000 islands, 300 ethnic groups and 700 languages needed to be held together under one flag and one language.
These indigenous cultures were officially co-opted as caricatures rather than being allowed to grow organically.
The new official language was imposed very effectively at the expense of preserving local dialects.
Singapore is an island so small you can drive around the whole country in two hours.
&lt;/p&gt;
&lt;p&gt;
Indonesia 2.0 began in 1998, with the toppling of Suharto, the country’s dictator of 32 years.
This new era of reform and democratization has seen impressive stability and progress.
In 1819, it was set up by the British as a tax-free trading port, instantly attracting business from the entire region.
So it’s always had a mix of Malay, Indian, and Chinese people, though the majority are Chinese.
&lt;/p&gt;
&lt;p&gt;
So let’s talk about the best part of Indonesia — its people: warm, open-minded, easygoing and always lots of fun. 
It quickly became an anything-goes town, with opium, prostitution and gambling, run by secret societies.
Its nickname was “Sin-Galore”.
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&lt;h4&gt;
Flexibility:
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&lt;p&gt;
Indonesians are acrobats.
They’ve learned the hard way not to trust the system, but also to rarely challenge it.
So they find resourceful ways of solving problems, relying on each other and adopting an optimistic, can-do attitude in any circumstance.
Flexibility, elasticity and teamwork are key in nearly every walk of life, and Indonesians prize the following traits:
In 1963, Singapore became a part of Malaysia.
But racial tensions between the Malay and Chinese populations led to ongoing race riots.
So in 1965, Singapore was kicked out of Malaysia, making it suddenly (and reluctantly) an independent country.
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&lt;p&gt;
&lt;strong&gt;
Non-confrontation:
&lt;/strong&gt;
Indonesians put a premium on getting along and not making each other lose face.
Confrontation is truly a last resort.
Indonesians love group consensus as a solution to any debate.
The outcome is not as important as the fact that the decision was arrived at inclusively.
Since Singapore had no natural resources, no local industry, and was geographically vulnerable, few people believed it would survive.
&lt;/p&gt;
&lt;p&gt;
&lt;strong&gt;
Patience:
&lt;/strong&gt;
A favorite Indonesian phrase is “jam karet”, which literally means “rubber time”, suggesting that time is a flexible, unpredictable commodity.
It’s common for Indonesians to arrive an hour late to a meeting, and just as common for their colleagues to accept this as routine.
But being a do-or-die survival situation, the government and people of Singapore got extremely focused, pragmatic, and competitive to do whatever it takes to make this tiny island thrive against the odds.
&lt;/p&gt;
&lt;p&gt;
&lt;strong&gt;
Rule-bending:
&lt;/strong&gt;
If time is rubber, so are rules, which are meant to be delightfully broken.
Fees are waived, timetables sped up, and restrictions ignored, all for the right payment, family member, or childhood buddy.
Their main survival strategy was to focus on making Singapore an ideal place for big business — attracting multinational corporations to set up their Asian headquarters here.
&lt;/p&gt;
&lt;p&gt;
&lt;strong&gt;
Self-reliance:
&lt;/strong&gt;
In a society where very few people have health insurance, social security, or even life savings, mutual help is very common.
If someone is very ill, the entire family and even neighbors pitch in to cover costs.
If an uncle can’t afford his own motorbike, his son-in-law and two school friends will cover the down payment.
If the government won’t fix an awful road, local residents mobilize their own resources to get the job done.
All these historical ingredients are important for the rest of this explanation to make sense.
&lt;/p&gt;
&lt;h4&gt;
Corruption:
Why so clean?
&lt;/h4&gt;
&lt;p&gt;
Indonesians are fundamentally good, honest people born into a system that is utterly corrupt.
So deeply rooted is the graft that just to get things done, one must either be corrupt or play along with corruption. 
Because Singapore is so small, keeping it clean is a manageable job.
(You can’t easily clean India or China.)
&lt;/p&gt;
&lt;p&gt;
Corruption is therefore a double-edged sword: it’s totally unjust and results in exorbitant costs, but it also allows people to get things done easily and quickly.
But really the cleanliness is marketing.
What better way to prove to multinational corporations that Singapore is a stable, trustable, and efficient place to set up your headquarters?
It’s no coincidence that the highway leading from the airport to downtown has the most perfectly manicured landscape.
First impressions matter to visiting CEOs.
&lt;/p&gt;
&lt;p&gt;
Indonesians resent paying huge bribes just to start up a small, legitimate business, yet love paying $25 to obtain an instant drivers license instead of the official $10 with its days of bureaucracy and road tests.
It’s why the country’s leaders all wear white.
It’s a show of incorruptibility — a metaphor for being orderly and transparent with attention to detail.
Getting to know Singapore’s government is like looking under the hood of a Ferrari.
It’s incredibly well-designed and well-run.
&lt;/p&gt;
&lt;p&gt;
Some cynically view low-level corruption as a tax system in a non-tax-paying society.
Since the government cannot afford to pay police or teachers a livable wage, traffic cops demand petty bribes from drivers wanting to avoid hefty official fines, while teachers will accept payment to give students passing grades.
Singapore is always selling itself to the world.
The chairman of the government’s Economic Development Board told his colleagues, “We are in the hospitality business.”
The government works hard to stay competitive on every international measure.
Any time there are international rankings comparing countries, you’ll find Singapore near the top of the list.
Except for free speech, but I’ll cover that next.
&lt;/p&gt;
&lt;h4&gt;
Pleasure:
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&lt;p&gt;
If you thought this is a conservative nation of Muslim puritans, think again.
Indonesia is a surprisingly hedonistic society that could teach America a thing or two about the “pursuit of happiness” and pleasure.
Lastly: why no chewing gum?
Purely pragmatic.
It was gumming up the subway system, causing delays, and was too hard to clean off surfaces, so the sale of it was banned.
Keeping the country clean and running smoothly was more important.
&lt;/p&gt;
&lt;p&gt;
Indonesians sometimes have it rough — with poverty, poor health, traffic jams, and pollution — but they constantly and unapologetically compensate themselves for these hardships.
In Western countries, salons and spas are for the affluent, while in Indonesia even slum dwellers set aside the time (and as little as 50 cents) for a cream bath scalp massage or foot reflexology at a local spa shack.
Infidelity, drugs and prostitution are rampant across all social classes in Indonesia.
Why?
Because people enjoy it, and deny themselves very little. 
So that’s why Singapore has an international reputation for being so clean.
It’s brilliant marketing — visual proof of the order and cleanliness you can expect if you set up your business or banking here.
&lt;/p&gt;
&lt;h4&gt;
Religion:
Why so strict?
&lt;/h4&gt;
&lt;p&gt;
See all the young women wearing headscarves on the streets?
Muslim extremists?
Not even close.
In fact many probably work as office girls for multinational companies and might even join colleagues at a karaoke lounge at night.
Indonesia is a constant interplay between surface and substance, and nowhere is this more apparent than in the confusing, paradoxical attitude toward religion.
The country is a cradle of “nominal Islam” – around 85% identify themselves as Muslims, yet very few are religious in the orthodox sense.
Three reasons: transformation, size, and marketing.
&lt;/p&gt;
&lt;p&gt;
The government dictates that every citizen must belong to one of the country’s six official religions, and this gets listed on every Indonesian’s ID card.
But for most Indonesians, religion is more of an identity label, security blanket or family tradition than a matter of orthodox belief or practice.
First: transformation.
To quickly turn Singapore from “Sin-Galore” to being the Switzerland of Asia would require great strategy and strict, uncompromising execution of that strategy.
We’re used to seeing this in corporations, like Jack Welch at GE or Steve Jobs returning to Apple, but it’s surprising to see it carried out successfully in a government.
(Many say Singapore is more like a corporation than a country.)
&lt;/p&gt;
&lt;p&gt;
These official religious labels mask over society’s far deeper influences: pre-Islamic animist and Hindu roots, folk superstitions, and possibly more time spent worshiping English football matches or pop stars than praying in mosques or churches.
And it worked!
In one generation, Singapore went through the most dramatic increase in the standard of living that the world has ever seen.
In one generation, this tiny dot went from being broke to being one of the richest countries in the world, without any natural resources, purely by strict execution of a great strategy.
&lt;/p&gt;
&lt;h4&gt;
Openness:
&lt;/h4&gt;
&lt;p&gt;
Indonesians take humble pride in their own culture and achievements, but are incredibly open to outside influence.
(Unlike the Thais, for example.)
They are very welcoming and adaptive toward foreigners.
There’s no xenophobia here.
Its lack of corruption was an important ingredient in its success.
In a region where political corruption is rampant, Singapore is the only country that severely punishes corruption.
It regularly ranks in the top 5 least corrupt countries in the world.
&lt;/p&gt;
&lt;p&gt;
This extends to the business world too.
Foreigners have been welcomed into many of Indonesia’s largest conglomerates as both senior directors and shareholders, while many have started major local companies of their own.
This open-minded society has resulted in an open market full of opportunity. 
Next: size.
Singapore’s UN representative once said, “America is like an aircraft carrier.
If you jump up and down, it’s not going to shake.
Singapore is like a canoe.
If you jump up and down, it will sink.
If you lose stability in Singapore, you lose everything.”
&lt;/p&gt;
&lt;p&gt;
This openness may explain why travel is booming.
Indonesians are increasingly traveling overseas, interacting more intensively with the world and global economy.
Indonesian expats are returning from years overseas to participate in the nation-building at home, becoming local entrepreneurs, academics, NGO types, lawyers, etc.
And Indonesians are suddenly eagerly touristing locally, discovering their own country in a way they never did before.
Lastly: marketing.
When an American teenager vandalized 18 cars in Singapore, he was sentenced to jail and caning.
This turned into an international incident, with Bill Clinton asking Singapore not to prosecute him.
But as a government official said, “It was a way of demonstrating that Singapore was prepared to stand up against the mighty America.”
&lt;/p&gt;
&lt;h4&gt;
Future:
&lt;/h4&gt;
&lt;p&gt;
The future looks bright for Indonesia. 
To me, that’s brilliant marketing.
A memorable way for a country to prove to the world that they obey the rule of law, without exception, and don’t waive the laws for special requests from powerful people.
I think this kind of approach makes corporate leaders more likely to do their business and banking in Singapore.
&lt;/p&gt;
&lt;p&gt;
There have been three democratic, peaceful regime changes in the 15 years since the big reform, and no real fear that Indonesia will return to dictatorship.
All that said, you could argue that Singapore is not so strict — less strict than Switzerland or California — because it’s a &lt;em&gt;laissez-faire&lt;/em&gt; “do what you want” approach where life and business are not regulated for most of us in the middle.
Only the behavior that clearly hurts others or society is punished.
Everyone else gets to live in an incredibly safe, crime-and-corruption-free place.
&lt;/p&gt;
&lt;h4&gt;
So very pragmatic
&lt;/h4&gt;
&lt;p&gt;
Indonesia is today the most democratic country in Southeast Asia, having surpassed more “progressive” neighbors like Thailand, the Philippines and Malaysia.
(Just fifteen years ago, Indonesia would have trailed far behind.)
The common thread behind everything here is pragmatism.
The country’s leadership consistently makes rational choices to improve the strength and profitability of Singapore.
It’s pragmatic, not dogmatic.
It’s not that the leaders of Singapore hate chewing gum or are neat freaks.
These were just rational decisions to do what was best for the country at that time.
The prime minister has a degree in Computer Science, as does the deputy prime minister.
This is a country run by engineers and economists.
&lt;/p&gt;
&lt;p&gt;
Despite criticism of the current government — which in itself is a breath of fresh air — President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono managed to steer the economy very skillfully, attracting huge foreign direct investment.
So it’s important to know that these things are changing fast.
The government is constantly but conservatively re-assessing its stance on everything, to keep up with the times.
The last few years have seen a huge move towards more democracy and free speech, with the theater and arts scene blossoming because of it.
&lt;/p&gt;
&lt;p&gt;
Singapore’s #1 enemy is complacency.
Now that Singapore is one of the most successful countries in the world, the top priority is to keep that competitive edge.
This “keep on your toes” message is constantly communicated at all levels — a reminder to never assume that things will stay this good.
Keep pushing.
Stay on top.
Don’t let your guard down.
Always be competitive.
&lt;/p&gt;
&lt;h4&gt;
Summary:
&lt;/h4&gt;
&lt;p&gt;
In Indonesia, one must always look beyond the surface at the substance.
It’s easy to be intimidated by corruption, traffic and pollution.
But those frustrations are merely superficial distractions in a country that is unbelievably welcoming and more open for business than ever before.
Singapore was founded on the ideals of the Age of Enlightenment — the age of reason and rationality — and its founder built those lofty ideals into its blueprint.
So to understand Singapore, you need to understand that it’s always been designed top-down, from the beginning, to realize these rational ideals.
&lt;/p&gt;
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I love my computer and Kindle, but you won’t hear me rave about them.
I don’t want you to want them.
&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;
Companies spend a fortune begging you to want their stuff.
I won’t add to that noise.
&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;
I’d like to train parrots to say “&lt;strong&gt;It won’t make you happy!&lt;/strong&gt;.”
I’d let them loose in shopping malls, big electronics stores, and car lots.
Then, when people are considering spending their savings on a giant TV, or going deeply in debt with a new car, a surprising squawk might shock them back to their senses.
&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;
The quickest way to double your income is to halve your expenses.
Any study of happiness will tell you it’s best to actively appreciate what you’ve got.
&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;
I feel a responsibility to only put helpful thoughts into the world.
&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;
So, no product raves here.
You already have more than you need.
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Everyone knows about being introverted versus extroverted, but there’s another axis that makes a much bigger difference.
It’s present-focused versus future-focused.
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I love my computer and Kindle, but you won’t hear me rave about them.
I don’t want you to want them.
&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;
Companies spend a fortune begging you to want their stuff.
I won’t add to that noise.
&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;
I’d like to train parrots to say “&lt;strong&gt;It won’t make you happy!&lt;/strong&gt;.”
I’d let them loose in shopping malls, big electronics stores, and car lots.
Then, when people are considering spending their savings on a giant TV, or going deeply in debt with a new car, a surprising squawk might shock them back to their senses.
&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;
The quickest way to double your income is to halve your expenses.
Any study of happiness will tell you it’s best to actively appreciate what you’ve got.
&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;
I feel a responsibility to only put helpful thoughts into the world.
&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;
So, no product raves here.
You already have more than you need.
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Not everyone is broke.
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I often hear musicians say they want to do advance promotion — telling people about their new album before it’s available for purchase.
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Though the plan may be to generate excitement, I think the opposite happens.
Imagine the dialogue.
&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;
“Check out my new music!”
&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;
“Where is it? Can I buy it?”
&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;
“Not yet — but soon!”
&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;
“Why are you telling me now?”
&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;
“So you can be ready for the announcement!”
&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;
(Then two months pass.)
&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;
“Check out my new music! It’s ready!”
&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;
“I think I already heard of this. Not new. Delete.”
&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;
Instead, imagine this plan:
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Record your music.
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Start conversations with the people who promote music.
Don’t pitch them anything.
Just get to know them.
&lt;/li&gt;&lt;li&gt;
Prepare your marketing plan, but don’t do it yet.
Just get everything into place.
&lt;/li&gt;&lt;li&gt;
Get your music distributed everywhere.
Before you announce it, make sure it’s actually there.
Stream and even buy a copy, to make sure there were no mistakes.
&lt;/li&gt;&lt;li&gt;
Finally, do your promotion, and tell everyone.
&lt;/li&gt;&lt;/ol&gt;
&lt;p&gt;
One of the nice things about crowd-funding is that for each project, there are two stages when people can take action, so you can repeat this cycle twice.
&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;
&lt;strong&gt;
Never promote something until people can take action, or you might waste the one moment you had their attention.
&lt;/strong&gt;
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    <title>Don’t promote until people can take action.</title>
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In 2008, I went to India for the first time, and stayed for a month.
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I often hear musicians say they want to do advance promotion — telling people about their new album before it’s available for purchase.
&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;
Though the plan may be to generate excitement, I think the opposite happens.
Imagine the dialogue.
&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;
“Check out my new music!”
&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;
“Where is it? Can I buy it?”
&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;
“Not yet — but soon!”
&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;
“Why are you telling me now?”
&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;
“So you can be ready for the announcement!”
&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;
(Then two months pass.)
&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;
“Check out my new music! It’s ready!”
&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;
“I think I already heard of this. Not new. Delete.”
&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;
Instead, imagine this plan:
&lt;/p&gt;&lt;ol&gt;&lt;li&gt;
Record your music.
&lt;/li&gt;&lt;li&gt;
Start conversations with the people who promote music.
Don’t pitch them anything.
Just get to know them.
&lt;/li&gt;&lt;li&gt;
Prepare your marketing plan, but don’t do it yet.
Just get everything into place.
&lt;/li&gt;&lt;li&gt;
Get your music distributed everywhere.
Before you announce it, make sure it’s actually there.
Stream and even buy a copy, to make sure there were no mistakes.
&lt;/li&gt;&lt;li&gt;
Finally, do your promotion, and tell everyone.
&lt;/li&gt;&lt;/ol&gt;
&lt;p&gt;
One of the nice things about crowd-funding is that for each project, there are two stages when people can take action, so you can repeat this cycle twice.
&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;
&lt;strong&gt;
Never promote something until people can take action, or you might waste the one moment you had their attention.
&lt;/strong&gt;
&lt;/p&gt;
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    <updated>2008-05-17T00:00:00+00:00</updated>
    <dc:date>2008-05-17T00:00:00+00:00</dc:date>
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One of my favorite musicians is &lt;a href=&quot;https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fela_Kuti&quot;&gt;Fela Kuti&lt;/a&gt; from Nigeria.
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  <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>
    <dc:date>2000-01-01T00:00:00+00:00</dc:date>
  </entry>
  <entry>
    <content type="html">&lt;p&gt;
Welcome to my book about getting your music to people, into people, and through people.
&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;
You deserve a little preview of what’s inside, so I’m going to introduce you to all of its main ideas, right now, all at once.


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    <dc:date>2000-01-01T00:00:00+00:00</dc:date>
  </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>
    <dc:date>2000-01-01T00:00:00+00:00</dc:date>
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  <dc:date>2000-01-01T00:00:00+00:00</dc:date>
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  <p>Being prepared for the worst, why I like email, writing, being succinct</p>
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  <p>Leadership, excellence, journaling for your future self, how I make better decisions</p>
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  <p>Wonderful conversation with lots of music references. Why your favorite things are magic spells, Hendrix is like Darwin, and you should remove the marketing from your website.</p>
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  <p>Big fun questions. Five types of thinking and how to improve them, achieving success and motivation, deliberate daydreaming.</p>
  <h2><a href="/2020-05-techy">You are techY / Ellen Twomey</a> <span class="small">(date: 2020-05)</span></h2>
  <p>Women in tech, parenting + learning, procrastination, goals, and tech independence.</p>
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  <p>Why I don’t like holidays, How to Live, how constraints give you more freedom</p>
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  <p>On education, parenting, and encouraging focus</p>
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  <p>On balance, viewpoints, play, formative times, screen time, focus, curiosity, self-expansion</p>
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  <p>Dealing with criticism, how quantity leads to quality, separating decisions from the outcomes, why I don’t believe in failure.</p>
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  <p>Big fun questions. Five types of thinking and how to improve them, achieving success and motivation, deliberate daydreaming.</p>
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  <p>On balance, viewpoints, play, formative times, screen time, focus, curiosity, self-expansion</p>
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  <p>Wonderful conversation with lots of music references. Why your favorite things are magic spells, Hendrix is like Darwin, and you should remove the marketing from your website.</p>
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  <p>Dealing with criticism, how quantity leads to quality, separating decisions from the outcomes, why I don’t believe in failure.</p>
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  <p>A guided pause, living life as a series of grand experiments, asking yourself questions, possible futures, and the Muppets</p>
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  <h2><a href="/2020-04-josh">Renaissance Life / Josh Waggoner</a> <span class="small">(date: 2020-04)</span></h2>
  <p>A travel alternative, being creative, making money, serving others, finding the opposite point of view</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>
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  <h2><a href="/2020-04-imm">Indie Music Marketing / Richard Hearn</a> <span class="small">(date: 2020-04)</span></h2>
  <p>Timeless marketing strategies for artists: Launch before you’re ready, let people see you improve, keep in touch with hundreds of people, remember that marketing is the last extension of your art</p>
  <h2><a href="/2020-03-el">Elevate Podcast / Robert Glazer</a> <span class="small">(date: 2020-03)</span></h2>
  <p>Success, radical honesty, doing the things that scare you, why I love changing my mind</p>
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  <p>Why I respond to every email, ignoring the daily and looking at the big picture instead, why difficult times are great catalysts for personal reinvention.</p>
  <h2><a href="/2020-03-chrisg">Making it with Chris G / Chris Goyzueta</a> <span class="small">(date: 2020-03)</span></h2>
  <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>
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  <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>
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  <h2><a href="/2020-03-chrisg">Making it with Chris G / Chris Goyzueta</a> <span class="small">(date: 2020-03)</span></h2>
  <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>
  <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>
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  <h2><a href="/2020-03-el">Elevate Podcast / Robert Glazer</a> <span class="small">(date: 2020-03)</span></h2>
  <p>Success, radical honesty, doing the things that scare you, why I love changing my mind</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>
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  <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>
  <h2><a href="/2020-02-disrupt">Matt Ward / The Disruptors</a> <span class="small">(date: 2020-02)</span></h2>
  <p>Our competitive advantage over AI, minimalism, why you should think like a geologist with technology, and more</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-curio">Erich Wenzel / Feeding Curiosity</a> <span class="small">(date: 2020-02)</span></h2>
  <p>Different approaches to curiosity, self-reliance, becoming a world citizen, seeing things from a different point of view</p>
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  <p>Introversion, world travel, and being “cloud free” : tech independent</p>
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  <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-curio">Erich Wenzel / Feeding Curiosity</a> <span class="small">(date: 2020-02)</span></h2>
  <p>Different approaches to curiosity, self-reliance, becoming a world citizen, seeing things from a different point of view</p>
  <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>
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  <h2><a href="/2020-02-disrupt">Matt Ward / The Disruptors</a> <span class="small">(date: 2020-02)</span></h2>
  <p>Our competitive advantage over AI, minimalism, why you should think like a geologist with technology, and more</p>
  <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>
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  <h2><a href="/2020-01-funk">Brian Funk / Music Production</a> <span class="small">(date: 2020-01)</span></h2>
  <p>Making music and the creative process. Really fun conversation.</p>
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  <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>
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  <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>
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  <h2><a href="/2019-12-cop">Scott Perry / Creative on Purpose</a> <span class="small">(date: 2019-12)</span></h2>
  <p>How goals shape our actions, accidental success, work as a public service, Sethlings, and listening to your audience.</p>
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  <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>
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  <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="/2019-12-cop">Scott Perry / Creative on Purpose</a> <span class="small">(date: 2019-12)</span></h2>
  <p>How goals shape our actions, accidental success, work as a public service, Sethlings, and listening to your audience.</p>
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  <p>subtracting to add value, unlearning, play as work, shallow happy vs. deep happy, doing what you want most</p>
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  <p>First interview in over three years. About being an introvert in the music industry, finding balance as a creative, the benefits of a stage name, and conferences.</p>
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  <p>Podcast about success on your own terms, deliberate change, set points, writing, expertise, and much more</p>
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<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>
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  <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>
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<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>
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<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>
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  <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>
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<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>
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  <p>Never stop learning</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>
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  <p>Tech, programming, and creativity with Jeff Meyerson</p>
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  <p>what’s important for you, a life you love, staying positive, with Joel Boggess</p>
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  <p>Turning Observations Into Action</p>
  <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>
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  <p>Talking with Faheem Moosa about starting, building, and selling a business.</p>
  <h2><a href="/2015-10-robin">Robin Zander</a> <span class="small">(date: 2015-10)</span></h2>
  <p>Never stop learning</p>
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  <p>Great conversation with Srini Rao about moving, introversion, programming, personal development, money, sharing what you&#39;ve learned, and when to say no.</p>
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  <p>Great conversation with Srini Rao about moving, introversion, programming, personal development, money, sharing what you&#39;ve learned, and when to say no.</p>
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  <h2><a href="/2015-09-33">33 Voices</a> <span class="small">(date: 2015-09)</span></h2>
  <p>The Tao of Business and how to live it, as well as how to design a life philosophy with deep meaning.</p>
  <h2><a href="/2015-09-adventure">Art of Adventure</a> <span class="small">(date: 2015-09)</span></h2>
  <p>Turning Observations Into Action</p>
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  <p>Mark Hermann and I talk music, how to be useful to others, changing the music business, and more.</p>
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  <h2><a href="/2015-08-productive">Productive! Magazine</a> <span class="small">(date: 2015-08)</span></h2>
  <p>talk with Michael Sliwinski about my recipe for a happy life, giving and taking</p>
  <h2><a href="/2015-09-tribe">Radical Tribe</a> <span class="small">(date: 2015-09)</span></h2>
  <p>Talking with Faheem Moosa about starting, building, and selling a business.</p>
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  <p>Short interview with Margie Warrell about business lessons learned</p>
  <h2><a href="/2015-09-33">33 Voices</a> <span class="small">(date: 2015-09)</span></h2>
  <p>The Tao of Business and how to live it, as well as how to design a life philosophy with deep meaning.</p>
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  <p>talk with Michael Sliwinski about my recipe for a happy life, giving and taking</p>
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  <h2><a href="/2015-07-b2c">B2C: Business to Community</a> <span class="small">(date: 2015-07)</span></h2>
  <p>Short Q&amp;amp;A with Margie Warrell about the biggest mistake, saying no, priorities, followers, naysayers, and making a change.</p>
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  <p>Short interview with Margie Warrell about business lessons learned</p>
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  <p>conversation with Ben Dean, just telling my story</p>
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  <p>The cutting edge of conscious business, with Ewan Townhead</p>
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  <p>conversation with Ben Dean, just telling my story</p>
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  <h2><a href="/2011-06-mixergy">Mixergy</a> <span class="small">(date: 2011-06)</span></h2>
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  <p>My friend and the CEO of my book, “Anything You Want”! Fun 50-minute video interview about the book and related things.</p>
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  <p>A great review of my book, followed by a great interview about minimalism in business. </p>
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  <h2><a href="/2011-06-tardy">Eventual Millionaire</a> <span class="small">(date: 2011-06)</span></h2>
  <p>One commenter said, “A great interview that became a fantastic interview in the last 20 minutes.”</p>
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  <h2><a href="/2011-06-forbes">Forbes - Michael Ellsberg</a> <span class="small">(date: 2011-06)</span></h2>
  <p>A great review of my book, followed by a great interview about minimalism in business. </p>
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  <h2><a href="/2011-04-charm">Art of Charm by Jordan Harbinger</a> <span class="small">(date: 2011-04)</span></h2>
  <p>Why being a good follower might be more important than being a good leader, learning from the best, and the value of experiential learning versus theory.</p>
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