Uncovering “The Art of Worldly Wisdom”

Uncovering “The Art of Worldly Wisdom”

Photo by Gabriel Ghnassia on Unsplash Long before the self-help genre was a multi-billion-dollar thing, a 17th-century Jesuit named Baltasar Gracián crafted 300 principles of success from his observations of successful merchants, artists, warriors, and...

How to get it done like Hemingway

How to get it done like Hemingway

Asked to envision Ernest Hemingway, many people picture the great American author knocking back Daiquiris at the El Floridita Bar in Havana, marlin fishing off Key West, or perhaps stalking the Serengeti for a trophy lion. It’s difficult to imagine him, well,...

Solve your problems like a sleuth

Solve your problems like a sleuth

Last post, we told you how you’re living out a Private Eye Novel. Now we’re going to tell you what to do about it. Different gumshoes take different approaches. Agatha Christie’s gentlemanly Hercule Poirot uses a Sherlock Holmes-style of methodical deduction to solve...

7 ways you’re living in a private eye novel

7 ways you’re living in a private eye novel

Raymond Chandler’s Philip Marlowe. Erle Stanley Gardner’s Perry Mason. Sue Grafton’s Kinsey Millhone. Mystery fans read their exploits for the thrills, puzzles, and escapism that only a well-written page-turner can provide. But when it comes down to it, we’re all the...

Advice from the crypt

Advice from the crypt

They’ve lived out their lives as fate decreed, yet the dead still harbor lessons the living may need. In the Twilight Zone episode, “Night Call,” a woman named Elva Keene receives repeated mysterious phone calls in the middle of the night. Frightened, she implores the...

7 secret lessons of “The Old Man and the Sea”

7 secret lessons of “The Old Man and the Sea”

Sure it’s a classic work of literature, but “The Old Man and the Sea” really shines as a handy guide to success. In school many of us read—or were supposed to read—Hemingway’s novella, The Old Man and the Sea. The story is a classic and it earned Hemingway a Pulitzer...

Why you need to be “The One”

Why you need to be “The One”

Four simple, yet profound, lessons from an ancient philosopher still ring true today. “Of every hundred men, Ten shouldn’t even be there Eighty are nothing but targets Nine are real fighters…We are lucky to have them… …They make the battle. Ah, but the One, One of...

Open mic, open mind

Open mic, open mind

It turns out “shock rocker” Alice Cooper is not exactly what you think. But who is?

8 ways to channel your inner pirate

8 ways to channel your inner pirate

These days it isn’t too difficult to see what might have tempted men (and some women) of centuries past to succumb to the lure of the pirate life. Ahhh, the freedom and salty air of the open seas, the chests of gold coins and precious gems, the ruffled shirts and...

Lessons from an audition for “The Apprentice”

Lessons from an audition for “The Apprentice”

These days we seem to be looking for our leaders on reality TV. Who are these campy characters we root for from our living rooms? I decided to find out firsthand by attending the casting call for the latest season of Donald Trump’s NBC show The Apprentice. I awoke at...

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