This article might change your life or make you rich. Meanwhile, many futurists are at work on “what’s new for 2013? Some little ideas I’ve heard recently: “search engine for shared economy sites,” “real estate search engine.” Blech!
Rising unemployment, soldiers being replaced in their jobs by drones that kill babies, a new housing crisis that will end all housing crises, who is the real father of Kim Kardashian’s child, and on and on. While the futurists do their thing let’s actually get down to exercising our idea muscles. Some of my failures: “a dating site for Twitter users,” “crowdsourcing TV ads,” “Myspace for finance,” blah!
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With every idea above I can think of the next step. Please follow me on Twitter so my Klout score goes up. Editor’s note: James Altucher is an investor, programmer, author, and several-times entrepreneur.
How do you get a guy to treat you like priority instead of an option?
There he was, totally interested, looking dapper in his buffalo skin while nonchalantly swinging his club at the cave entrance, offering you some freshly killed mastodon meat. What, if anything, could you have done differently?
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Let’s say I can’t make a meeting tomorrow that’s in India, 8,000 miles away. I get in my virtual reality suit at home and turn it on. My entire awareness feels like it’s in the room in Bangalore. And even though this is sort of like advanced video conferencing, the minds of the other people in the room are basically psychologically fooled into thinking I am right there with them. ” I can look at the Happiness Map to see where the happiest areas are and go there. Hopefully the business uses robots instead of humans else you won’t be able to compete against your higher-margin competitors. I don’t want just “social media.” I want social LIFE. By the way, if you are Ridley Scott please call me about licensing any of these ideas for a science-fiction movie. If you can come up with a good “J” to help me round this out into 10 ideas I’d be really grateful.So let’s go through some scenarios to make sense of this and maybe give you some tools for handling it in the future. There are forces that strengthen the bond between two people, and forces that weaken it. Now remember that in the beginning of any relationship — what we call “dating” — the bond is fragile at best, and nonexistent at worst. Early on, people will eliminate a perfectly decent human from contention as Mr or Ms Right based on the most trivial and even spurious data that has little bearing on how well they’ll get along as a couple. In the course of your brief courtship with someone, there’s always a chance that weird shit could happen.For example, seeing a lot of each other generally strengthens the bond. Kissing and sex create bonding, since you’re producing bonding chemicals like oxytocin, which is why they’re called bonding chemicals. If the net forces bonding a couple are greater than those separating them, they tend to stay together. Two strangers are gambling on each other, hoping something may come of it. I’m sorry, what do you mean you don’t like the Grateful Dead, or hip-hop, or sushi, or my sportsball team, or coffee, or tattoos? And with the length of courtship going from months (see: Emma by Jane Austen), to days (see: 20 their due is only getting worse. As a result, the stress levels of your paramour go through the roof, and your budding romance goes from Priority #1 to #73, right between “start watercolor lessons” and “re-string ukelele.” Here, let me share a story with you: some time ago, over the course of one week I had two first dates that I thought went reasonably well, concluding in semi-torrid makeout sessions.In the meantime, an endless panoply of potentially better choices are just a swipe, click or happy hour mixer away. If you think this is lame and stupid, I wholeheartedly agree. In my naïveté, I even considered one of the ladies to be marriage material. ANTIDOTE: This is not the kind of thing you can prevent or control. The key take-away from this is that you should not take such vanishings personally.As a result, nobody’s willing to invest a whole hell of a lot of themselves in anything. I also urge you to stop doing it yourself, so at the very least you’re part of the solution, not the problem. In the space of one week, one’s aunt died, and the other one’s father committed suicide by drinking Drano. Now, if you’re already pretty well-bonded, these catastrophic events may even make you seek solace and support in one another, strengthening your bond. after first date), it just blows things apart like a roadside improvised explosive device. Even when you’re 100% sure it’s about you, it’s almost never about you. Forget “social media.” Let’s see what I’m interested in when I’m ACTUALLY being social, i.e. If I say on the phone, “I’d really love to go skiing this year but I can’t afford it” I start getting offers on my shower curtain for skiing trips at a discount. Positive people uplift you, negative people bring you down. Everyone wears an earplug that takes constant scans of your brain activity. It’s rare that someone is actually good at what they do. Robots don’t kill themselves and they get the job done faster. Then it matches the results against the database of 1,000 happily married people.