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Ukraine Is On The Verge Of Total Collapse

As I write this from a typical "Stolovaya" in downtown Kiev, Ukraine, I realize that I've developed an addiction to this country. Out of the 85 or so countries that I've stepped foot in my life, Ukraine is the only country that I have returned to no less than five...

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How To Build A Bulletproof Personal Brand

If you want to make money, you must forget about making money. Seriously, don't even think about it. Always start with value. Value is the currency that binds human relationships and makes the world go around. It's widely known that the reason human relationships...

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How To Redesign Your Life From The Ground Up

I'm a huge believer that no matter where you're in your life, you can always reinvent yourself. Identity is flexible. We can remold ourselves into whatever we want. All it takes is some effort and a complete transformation can be readily achieved. Throughout my life,...

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Life Is A Series Of Experiments

I'm a planner by nature. I love planning long term. I can't help it. As in months and years. For instance, this month I'll work on this. Next month I'll work on that. November is for a specific project. December is for another project. The first six months of next...

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“Take My Money, You Idiot!”

While I found Chiang Mai to be a cozy and charming city, I yearned for a big city feel. After all, as a New Yorker, I was used to big cities. I needed the drive, the energy, the chaos and the hustle that only a big city can provide. Bangkok did the trick. A quick and...

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The World Will Teach You Everything

I'm a permanent student. I have studied from professors in school, read hundreds of books on all kinds of topics, and traveled to over 85 countries. Out of all the methods I used to inject myself with knowledge, it's the latter that I duly credit for teaching me how...

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You, Inc Is The Only You That Matters

There’s a young girl who lives in rural Russia about 1,500 miles from Moscow. She’s an average girl just like any other girl in the world. She goes to school. She hangs out with friends. She spends time with her boyfriend. She likes sushi and chocolate. She’s average...

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The “Do It Yourself” Economy

Many years ago I was in the market to buy a house. I had just sold my first online business, so I was flush with cash. At that point the real estate market hadn't yet reached the stratosphere so one could actually buy something decent in New York City (at least in...

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