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Hsi Nao: From Patriot to Turncoat in 6 Easy Steps

At the conclusion of The Korean War, an armistice was signed and American POWs were released to return home to their families in America. 23 refused. They had become turncoats. This caused an identity crisis as the Western world questioned their own deepest beliefs. Movies, songs, and novels were written about the fear of Communists "brainwashing" the children. Hsi Nao the Chinese called it. Over 50 years later and released was a new understanding of how to transform a patriot into a turncoat. It's easier than cooking chop suey. *The following is an elaborated tale from the book Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion by...

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A Worm Farm, A Billion Dollar Company and the Recipe for Happiness

Delivering Happiness success Tony Hsieh Zappos

This is the story of how Tony Hsieh, the CEO of found the recipe for Happiness. It comes from his bestselling book, Delivering Happiness: A Path to Profits, Passion and Purpose.  Listen to the audio:

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Storyteller Series: Amelia Earhart Get's Moving!

Lesson: Just Get Moving!   Amelia Earhart wanted more than anything to be a pilot, but she was a woman and it was the 1920s. She could read about it, she could listen to the great pilots of her era; she could even marry a pilot if she chose, but as a woman no one would pay her to fly. But for people like Amelia, this was irrelevant. She was going to become a pilot. She wrote to everyone and anyone who was putting human beings in the air. In the meantime, she made a living as a social worker....

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48 Laws of Power by Robert Greene (A Summary)

Law 6: Court Attention At All Cost Judgment: “Everything is judged by its appearance; what is unseen counts for nothing. Never let yourself get lost in the crowd then, or buried in oblivion. Stand out. Be conspicuous, at all cost. Make yourself a magnet of attention by appearing larger, more colorful, more mysterious than the bland and timid masses.”   The Brick and the Bum Lesson: Peak people’s curiosity in order to draw them to you. “What’s with the brick?” Asked a man who wore, in the common style of 1901 New York, a loose suit and a tie that...

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Think and Grow Rich (Book Summary)

LISTEN ON ITUNES From Tramp to Champ Lesson: If you have a burning desire and a good idea, be willing to stake your future on achieving it.   Desire is a curious thing. We desire an ice cream cone, so our bodies stand up, walk to the freezer and get one. It is not an instinct for ice cream, but a desire. We want it and we shall have it. The curious thing is when we desire but do not realize that desire. We desire the ice cream but it is not there, so we sit back on the couch...

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