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A weekly resource & link roundup. Other highlights: Conversing with The Universe; the plot to control America; the foot-liver connection; businesses that never fail; turning the tables on squat+ more…
May you enjoy today’s link roundup as much as I enjoyed… well… handpicking the links for you.
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The latest Weekend Whats roundup is ready for the reading pleasure and expanded learning of my Pro Subscribers.
🔦 Here are the highlights:
A descent into madness
A detailed examination into projections of the psychopaths, and being sane in an insane society.
Never fail businesses
13 small business models and services which have stood the test of time.
How to command respect—from your family, colleagues, and friends
Simple earned-behaviors which make people respect you more.
Building a better bank
The unicorn banking platform, a decade-in-the-making, that is fast becoming a new standard among startups, venture capital firms, and e-commerce businesses.
The master drug dealer of the dark web
A riveting story that makes the world of Walter White look tame.
$7k/month from being an ‘Internet Dad’
Meet the 50-something year-old man helping generation Z learn the basics of growing-up and doing, well, “stuff” they can’t, these days, without “adults” in the house.
Is the dollar really on it’s last legs?
Here are two video debriefings providing a more level-headed, rational, and historically factual understanding of the dollar’s place in the world, and why it’s still the cleanest dirty shirt in the laundry basket of global currencies.
+ much more to enjoy
So, let’s dive into this weekend’s issue…
WHAT I’M CREATING / PUBLISHING
✍️ A conversation with The Universe
Plus (for Pro Subscribers) a link to download My Story—a 22-page PDF which details my mentorship with a wise soul, met at a secret naval base on the coast of Maine.
✍️ The ESG Scam: Wokeism in the boardroom
I ain’t just whistling Dixie when I report on why the establishment wants social causes to take precedent over corporate growth and performance.
WHAT I’M READING
📖 Descent Into Madness: Projections of the Psychopaths
This is part of a multi-episode series, by James Corbett. In this one, he makes the case for why (and how) those who are wielding the psychological weapon against any would-be dissenters are themselves driven by a psychopathological disorder.
+ By the way, one of the most riveting, and somewhat fun, books to read on this subject is by Jon Ronson, author of The Psychopath Test: A Journey Through the Madness Industry.
📖 The Plot to Control America
Llewellyn H. Rockwell, Jr. gets after it, and hard, in this short ranting article. Still, it’s worth the read. Short excerpt: “What does this tell us about the belief in freedom in America? It tells us that it is the last thing public and private leaders think about. Freedom? What is that? The right to disagree with the government, the boss, the media? That’s terrorism. That’s conspiracy theory. That’s being uncooperative. Take off the tinfoil hat and do as you are told.”
📖 How to ignite respect from anyone around you
Respect, of course, isn’t something that you just give out, and take in, like a little entitled victim. It’s something you work at, work on, and earn! Here, you’ll learn about 11 behaviors you can start working on… immediately… to garner earned respect.
+ "Blood, sweat, and respect. First two you give, last one you earn."
- Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson
📖 On the Trail of the Fentanyl King
”An Iraqi translator for the US military emigrated to Texas to start a new life. He ended up becoming one of the biggest drug dealers on the dark web.”
📖 The Internet Dad With 4.5 Million YouTube Subscribers
Niall Doherty reports, “Back in April 2020, Rob Kenney started a channel called Dad, how do I? Rob is in his 50’s now, but his own father left him when he was a kid. He started his channel as a way to teach kids things his dad never taught him. His first couple of videos… How to tie a tie and how to shave your face.”
📖 The Troll Doll Story
Troll Dolls have made over 4.5 Billion (yes, with a B) since the 1960's. But the original creator, Thomas Dam, missed out on a fortune. You won’t believe how it turned out for him.
📖 Mercury: building a better Bank
Mario Gabriele reports on the unicorn banking platform that is fast becoming a new standard, and favorite, among startups, venture capital firms, and e-commerce businesses.
WHAT I'M WATCHING / LISTENING TO
📺 The Foot-Liver Connection - 17:33
12 things your feet can tell you about your overall health.
📺 The bi-polar Easter Bunny - 2:38
8 years running, and this song never gets old.
📺 The Nice Guys - 1:56:00
Another gem that got by me when it was released several years ago. We just watched this on Thursday. If you like comedy-action flicks, reminiscent to the recent Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, then you’ll love this one. Here’s the description: “Set in 1970s Los Angeles, down-on-his-luck private eye Holland March (Ryan Gosling) and hired leg-breaker Jackson Healy (Russell Crowe) must work together to solve the case of a missing girl and the seemingly unrelated death of a porn star. During their investigation, they uncover a shocking conspiracy that reaches up to the highest circles of power.”
📺 The Migrants Are More Important Than You - 4:56
Hats off to The Wealthy Expat for having the courage to tell it like it is. Entitlements and victimhood is celebrated so much that productive entrepreneurs get the shaft.
📺 $0 Business Ideas That NEVER Fail - 12:28
The opportunities for entrepreneurship are endless. However, for a bigger chance to succeed, Max Maher has got your covered with 13 business ideas which have stood the test of time.
📺 Turning the tables on squatters - 21:33
"They're the squatter, and they have rights. Well, then, if I become the squatter on the squatter, then I should have rights, right?" Those are the words of an innovative man, Flash Shelton, working with the United Handyman Association. He tells how he reclaimed his mom’s Northern California home from entitled-ass squatters. His video, has garnered more than two million views on YouTube.
📺 The death of the dollar? (Video 1) - 19:07
We all know fiat currencies are fundamentally flawed. Still, with these two videos, you'll get a less-panicky take on why the dollar is still the cleanest dirty shirt in the laundry basket of global currencies. In the video above, Layered Money author Nik Bhatia explains the dollar’s lead position in debt capital markets, asset management and global trade.
+ And here is Andrei Jikh's rational and thoughtful take on the future of the dollar.
WHAT I’M USING
⚒️ Limitless Labs
In the film, Limitless, Edward Morra (played by Bradley Cooper), takes a powerful research pill known as NZT-48... And it suddenly unlocks the true potential of his brain. Perfect recall. Surges in creativity. Incredible analytical skills. Productivity like never before. His whole world upgrades... in MINUTES. It's a fun story. But no such "pill" actually exists. That is... UNTIL NOW.
WHAT I’M BUYING
💳 Boundless Parenting
A compendium book, led by biohacker and all-around-great-guy Ben Greenfield, on the tools, tactics, and habits of great parents.
WHAT I’M BOOKMARKING
🔖 The Biodiversity Heritage Library
The world's largest open access digital library of knowledge about life on Earth. From the field notes of 19th-century Smithsonian explorers to more modern books on coral reefs, this collection is bursting with information about flora, fauna, and the other living organisms that make up our biosphere. Take a look and see what strange creatures you’ll discover!
POWER POST OF THE WEEK
College Diplomas are Bullshit!!!
⚠️ Trigger warning: People that are easily offended will want to crawl into their safe space cubbies and NOT READ THIS!
I will not be helping or supporting my 2 daughters go to college…. ever!
In fact, I will forbid them from making the worse investment of their lives.
❌ They are NOT allowed to take on massive debt.
❌ They are NOT allowed to waste 4+ years of their life.
❌ They are not allowed to bury themselves in overpriced debt that they fan NEVER escape from, all while they are still teenagers.
I will teach them this instead.
Step 1: Get some real world experience in something you are interested in doing for a profession.
Step 2: Study and master sales and persuasion. Everyone needs to sell themselves daily regardless of what they do for a living.
Step 3: Look for ways you can deliver value in yohr industry. Look for gaps. Look for the needs and opportunities that aren’t being filled well currently now based on your experience (from Step #1).
Then start your own company (1 person company or bigger depending on their goals and dreams). Then go work for yourself.
Now go deliver that value that you noticed was needed in the marketplace. Go do it better than everyone else and provide 10x MORE value than they pay you.
Doing this will put them both light years ahead of all of the kids who got scammed into college and are coming out 4 years later with their useless bullshit paper participation trophies
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