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I left a stable office job at 22, traveled a lot and become an Internet entrepreneur in Budapest, Hungary, by 24. Seriously, I did. Want to know how? Here goes:When I was 22 years old, I had everything I thought I always wanted. I had a good job with a good salary at a successful company, in Budapest of all places. I had a promising career in front of me. Even with that “bright future,...
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Nobody wants a wallflower. I hate to break it you, but it’s true.The vocal minority may complain when somebody really pushes the boundaries, but in all honesty, people want to have their world shaken up a bit. They want their buttons pressed. People want to stand up and take notice, and be wowed by what they see.But this has nothing to do with outward aesthetic traits like having Ryan...
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One night after a 12-hour rehearsal for a parody production of The Wizard of Oz, I was driving home from the city, anticipating a relaxing night at home. I was in a great mood, having spent a long day playing the Cowardly Lion. I didn’t think there was anything that could wipe that satisfied smile off my face or stop my fingers from happily drumming to the radio. But as the famous line...
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In my never-ending quest for the inner causes of outer wealth, I believe I have discovered its bedrock foundation.That foundation is wisdom. It is the fount from which all other success principles flow.I think a lot about the concept of inner and outer success, and believe your outer world is a direct reflection of your inner world. Trying to change your outer world with no care for your...
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Have you ever been fired? Do you know why? In “3 Clues You Were a Bad Intern,” Christina—whom I fired 14 years ago—talks about breaking unwritten rules of the professional world. Signs you’re doing it wrong, if you will. But what I’d like to ask is this: Is there only one way, one set of rules, to get it right?No.        ...
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I remember the first time I met Madonna. It was 1980 in New York City, and the disco thing was merging with the new wave thing to create a whole new kind of music genre.The city was alive with a new breed of artist: edgy, opinionated, daring and theatrical. This was the period where Keith Haring, Jean Michel Basquiat and Boy George were hitting the scene. Artists were crossing and blurring lines...
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Chris was done, over it. His boss was frustrating and his commute to the office unbearable. So after months of unhappiness, of dreading work, he wanted to find a new job.Friends asked him what he was looking for. “What do you really want to do? What’s your dream job?”Chris wanted to work at a place where he’s always learning, where there’s room to grow…...
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