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Raw Meat. Tim Ferriss — The 4-Hour Chef. Hello, everyone — meet Tim Ferriss. You might know him from that time he set the Guinness World Record for the most consecutive tango spins in one minute on Live With Regis and Kelly. No? Well, how about for that time he won the USAWKF national Chinese kickboxing championship in '99? Okay, maybe not your thing. Are you into, y'know, the Internet?

Well, he's been an angel investor or adviser to StumbleUpon, Posterous, Evernote, Shopify, Reputation Defender, and many more. Not into business? Damn straight you are. Tim Ferriss is what we used to call a polymath, a jack-of-all-trades, and an autodidact, before James Franco came along and ruined it all for everyone. In this same way, he's hacked authorship. Oh, and on top of all that, he's got a new cookbook.

Photo: Courtesy Timothy Ferriss Now, of course, following all those chefs in all those kitchens for all that time made Ferriss a bit of a restaurant-industry insider. Click on for Ferriss' VIP tips. How To Become A Vip (And Other Tips) STOP STEALING DREAMS: Seth Godin at TEDxYouth@BFS. 21st Century University. Inspiring Motivational Video: Cross the Line™ (schools) The Struggle. Don't admit that your faith is weakDon't say that you feel like dyingLife's hard then it feels like diamondsYour home's just far too goneMuch too late to even feel like tryingCan't understand what I'm sayingCan't figure out what I'm implyingIf you feel you don't wanna be aliveYou feel just how I am— Lupe Fiasco, Beautiful Lasers Every entrepreneur starts her company with a clear vision for success.

You will create an amazing environment and hire the smartest people to join you. Together you will build a beautiful product that delights customers and makes the world just a little bit better. It’s going to be absolutely awesome. Then, after working night and day to make your vision reality, you wake up to find that things did not go as planned. Your company did not unfold like the Jack Dorsey keynote that you listened to when you started. Your product has issues that will be very hard to fix. About The Struggle Life is struggle. The Struggle is when food loses its taste. The end. The RANT - John Carlton's Official Blog. The Coming Meltdown in College Education & Why The Economy Won’t Get Better Any Time Soon. This is what I see when i think about higher education in this country today: Remember the housing meltdown ? Tough to forget isn’t it. The formula for the housing boom and bust was simple. A lot of easy money being lent to buyers who couldn’t afford the money they were borrowing.

That money was then spent on homes with the expectation that the price of the home would go up and it could easily be flipped or refinanced at a profit. Until the easy money stopped. Can someone please explain to me how what is happening in higher education is any different ? Its far too easy to borrow money for college. We freak out about the Trillions of dollars in debt our country faces. The point of the numbers is that getting a student loan is easy.

You know who knows that the money is easy better than anyone ? Why wouldn’t they act in the same manner as real estate agents acted during the housing bubble? The President has introduced programs that try to reward schools that don’t raise tuition and costs. The Man Who Broke Atlantic City - Magazine. Don Johnson finds it hard to remember the exact cards. Who could? At the height of his 12-hour blitz of the Tropicana casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey, last April, he was playing a hand of blackjack nearly every minute. Dozens of spectators pressed against the glass of the high-roller pit. Inside, playing at a green-felt table opposite a black-vested dealer, a burly middle-aged man in a red cap and black Oregon State hoodie was wagering $100,000 a hand. Word spreads when the betting is that big. Johnson was on an amazing streak. The towers of chips stacked in front of him formed a colorful miniature skyline.

The basics of blackjack are simple. As Johnson remembers it, the $800,000 hand started with him betting $100,000 and being dealt two eights. He was neither nervous nor excited. The house’s hand showed an upturned five. It was the dealer’s turn. Johnson didn’t celebrate. But the story was even bigger than that. Fifteen million dollars in winnings from three different casinos? College for $99 a Month by Kevin Carey. August 20, 2009 11:40 AMCollege for $99 a Month The next generation of online education could be great for students—and catastrophic for universities.

By Kevin Carey Like millions of other Americans, Barbara Solvig lost her job this year. A fifty-year-old mother of three, Solvig had taken college courses at Northeastern Illinois University years ago, but never earned a degree. Ever since, she had been forced to settle for less money than coworkers with similar jobs who had bachelor’s degrees.

Luckily for Solvig, there were new options available. Solvig threw herself into the work, studying up to eighteen hours a day. Crucially for Solvig—who needed to get back into the workforce as soon as possible—StraighterLine let students move through courses as quickly or slowly as they chose. And if Solvig needed any further proof that her online education was the real deal, she found it when her daughter came home from a local community college one day, complaining about her math course. Investment Bankers vs. Consultants. Are You As Busy As You Think? No Business Like Snow Business: The Economics of Big Ski Resorts - Derek Thompson - Business. Don't be confused by the soft powder. Ski-nomics at Vail and Whistler/Blackcomb is a hardened and savvy industry.

Meet the mile-high strategies that keep America's largest ski resorts in the black. Vail The view is best from the top. It's the moment you disembark from the chair lift that's borne you over the boulevards of snow carved with "S"-shaped grooves. Some skiers cherish the first morning vista, in the thin and freezing air, before they tighten their boots and point their twin sheaths of metal down a vertical field of white. To those millions of skiers, Robert A. When I called Katz in January, the conditions on the slopes were dire. Snowfall had declined more than 80 percent, but visits were down only 15 percent.

His answer: Make your business about much more than snowfall. To understand the new economics of the ski and snowboard industry, start with the two behemoths. There is only one ski resort in North America larger than Vail Mountain. Because, they own the mountain. Shawn Achor: The happy secret to better work. The Myth of Japan’s Failure. DESPITE some small signs of optimism about the United States economy, unemployment is still high, and the country seems stalled. Time and again, Americans are told to look to as a warning of what the country might become if the right path is not followed, although there is intense disagreement about what that path might be. Here, for instance, is how the CNN analyst David Gergen has described Japan: “It’s now a very demoralized country and it has really been set back.” But that presentation of Japan is a myth. By many measures, the Japanese economy has done very well during the so-called lost decades, which started with a stock market crash in January 1990.

Japan has succeeded in delivering an increasingly affluent lifestyle to its people despite the financial crash. How can the reality and the image be so different? It is true that Japanese housing prices have never returned to the ludicrous highs they briefly touched in the wild final stage of the boom. William J. How much does Social Media cost companies in 2011? UPDATE: If you would like to view my Social Media Consulting Rate Sheet to see what I charge for my services, please click here. Click here to get the 2012 Price Update to this post. Last February I wrote a post about the prices companies could expect to pay for basic social media services. It ended up being the most viewed post here in 2010, by more than a 3 to 1 margin. And interestingly, it gets a TON of search traffic, terms like ‘social media cost’, ‘cost of a blog’, ‘social media fees’, etc.

So I wanted to update that post for 2011, with a bit more information, and greater clarity around the numbers. As I mentioned last year, when you are trying to set your social media budget for a project, there are several questions you need to ask yourself, such as: What are your goals for using social media? When you contact a consultant or agency, they should be asking you questions as well. Here’s the prices: Blog: Most Charge – $3,000 – $5,000 a month Most Charge – $2,000-$3,500 a month Twitter: Top 50 Most Motivational People on the Web. 1.) Oprah Winfrey: Legendary business woman urging everyone to “Live Your Best Life” Oprah’s latest: Fill in the blank – the one thing I wished I had become is __.

The one thing I will become is __.FacebookTwitter 2.) Tony Robbins: Peak Performance Coach Tony’s latest: 100 yr old Marathoner breaks record + 80 yr old champion takes to a new level watch: What limit can you break now? TwitterFacebook 3.) Tim Ferriss: Author of The 4-Hour Workweek Tim’s latest: How to Create a Million-Dollar Business This Weekend (Examples: AppSumo, Mint, Chihuahuas) Hour Work Week BlogTwitter 4.) 5.) 10.) 11.) 12.) 13.) 14.) 15.) 16.) 17.) 18.) 19.) 20.) 21.) 22.) 23.) 24.) 25.) 26.) 27.) 28.) 29.) 30.) 31.) 32.) 33.) 34.) 36.) 37.) 38.) 39.) 40.) 41.) 43.) 44.) 45.) 46.) 47.) How I Got 100,000+ New Email Subscribers In Under One Year. Impossible? I did it in 11 months and 9 days with a niche site that solved a problem, but didn’t get a ton of traffic.

The traffic I did get, subscribed, purchased, and told their friends that were looking for similar information. Magic? No. Marketing. Due to a non-disclosure agreement I signed after I sold the site, I can’t tell you the name of it, but I can tell you that it was in the internet marketing niche. I had approximately 40,000 unique visitors a month, and I ranked on the first page for each of my four targeted key phrases, as well as a few that I wasn’t targeting. As far as traffic generation, it was almost entirely search engine optimization. I posted 118 posts within the first six months, and then didn’t add another post for the entire 14 months I owned it. Let Me Tell You How I Did It The book was outlined by me, and then written by an outsourcer for $900 in about three weeks time. Here’s where a lot of marketers go wrong. Now here’s how you replicate my success… Bryan Clark. Top 10 Famous Hockey Quotes. Inspirational Hockey Quotes. TEDxJuanDeFuca - Taylor Conroy - How to Build a School in 3 Hours.

Baby Laughing Hysterically at Ripping Paper (Original) Funny Hockey Pranks. Academic Earth | Online Courses | Academic Video Lectures. Ten Politically Incorrect Truths About Human Nature. Human nature is one of those things that everybody talks about but no one can define precisely. Every time we fall in love, fight with our spouse, get upset about the influx of immigrants into our country, or go to church, we are, in part, behaving as a human animal with our own unique evolved nature—human nature.

This means two things. First, our thoughts, feelings, and behavior are produced not only by our individual experiences and environment in our own lifetime but also by what happened to our ancestors millions of years ago. Second, our thoughts, feelings, and behavior are shared, to a large extent, by all men or women, despite seemingly large cultural differences. Human behavior is a product both of our innate human nature and of our individual experience and environment. The implications of some of the ideas in this article may seem immoral, contrary to our ideals, or offensive. Why Beautiful People Have More Daughters,

How to Become an Early Riser. It is well to be up before daybreak, for such habits contribute to health, wealth, and wisdom. – Aristotle Are morning people born or made? In my case it was definitely made. In my early 20s, I rarely went to bed before midnight, and I’d almost always sleep in late. I usually didn’t start hitting my stride each day until late afternoon. But after a while I couldn’t ignore the high correlation between success and rising early, even in my own life. . … and the next morning, I got up just before noon. Hmmm… I tried again many more times, each time not getting very far with it. It’s hard to become an early riser using the wrong strategy. The most common wrong strategy is this: You assume that if you’re going to get up earlier, you’d better go to bed earlier.

It seems there are two main schools of thought about sleep patterns. The second school says you should listen to your body’s needs and go to bed when you’re tired and get up when you naturally wake up. The Dwindling Power of a College Degree.