Economics 101

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Buyer Beware

Listen. I get it. I like things that are on sale. I buy things that are on sale. But truth be told, I have a great distrust for things that are "on sale". This is because I spent most of my life buying things that are on sale, only to watch these items crash and burn to a fantastic death. Eventually, I realized that there is a cost to almost everything that is “on sale”.

Everybody loves a sale because everybody thinks that a sale is a deal, but everybody is wrong. Read more »

A lack of money breeds ingenuity

When you do not have money, you must get creative. If you don’t have money to get what you want, then you need to find ways to get what you want without the money. No, you don’t steal, but you begin to analyze the situation, to do the unusual, and get creative.

Every school, business, and person should understand this fact: a lack of money breeds ingenuity.

Money is not the biggest barrier to attaining a goal. The biggest barrier to attaining a goal is a lack of raging desire: a deep, pulsating desire to do something, to create something. When you have this raging desire but lack sufficient money, then you begin to get creative.

You learn to buy used goods. You don’t take no for an answer. You beg and plead your case to anyone who will listen. Things just start happening, and it is all happening without money.

Ingenuity is being born because you wanted to do something but didn’t have the money. If you have been in this situation before, you know it is so much fun! Read more »

DEAR CORPORATE AMERICA: PLEASE STOP BEING FAKE

Dear Corporate America,

Please stop being fake.

Please stop making fake advertising.

Please stop making fake products.

Please stop hiring fake employees who pretend to care about me but really don’t.

Please stop faking a smile when I enter your store.

Please stop making fake customer service call centers that send me to people who do not care about what I need or want.

Please stop pretending you care about something besides your company.

Please stop sending me updates about how you are donating 0.0001% of your profits to preserve one acre of old-growth forests in Mongolia. Read more »

HOW TO DATE BEYONCE: A GUIDE TO BECOMING IRREPLACEABLE

As I was driving along on an epic road trip last week, the song “Irreplaceable” by Beyonce came on. Now I don’t jam to Beyonce that much, but as I was listening to the song, I realized that Beyonce was telling me a secret about how to never lose my job AND how to date her at the same time! Who knew Beyonce, besides being an excellent vocalist, also has some great career and relationship advice?

What was her advice, you ask? Read more »

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