Understanding the Art of Seduction: The Rake

Understanding the Art of Seduction: The Rake

  (This is the second part of a series on Seduction. Read here a primer on the series). The Rake is the second persona described by Robert Greene, in his masterpiece, The Art of Seduction. The Rake has an unquenchable sexual passion for women. He can never have enough. A Rake uses an incredible repertoire of verbal skills and persuasion techniques to seduce ... Read More »

Understanding the Art of Seduction: The Siren

Understanding the Art of Seduction: The Siren

(This is the first part of a series on Seduction. Read here for part one, a primer on the series). According to Robert Greene in The Art of Seduction, “The Siren is the ultimate male fantasy figure because she offers a total release from the limitations of his life.” Greene describes the Siren as a female persona, but for our purposes, ... Read More »

The Art of Seduction: A Primer

The Art of Seduction: A Primer

The Art of Seduction is the premiere text for men looking to improve with women. Robert Greene, also the author of 48 Laws of Power, does a masterful job of intertwining historical narratives with timeless social truisms. The rules of seduction are so much more than just a blueprint to attract women; they can be applied independently or in unison ... Read More »

Success Principles from the World’s Greatest Conqueror

Success Principles from the World's Greatest Conqueror

All quotes found in this article are from the book, “Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World,” unless otherwise noted. The book can be purchased here.  “The armies of Genghis Khan crushed every army wherever they found them, from the Himalayan Mountains to the Caucasus Mountains, from the Indus River to the Volga River…No city withstood their onslaught. ... Read More »

Understanding Logic: Why You Do What You Do

Understanding Logic: Why You Do What You Do

Every decision we make feels right. We believe we are rational creatures, always making the correct choices and decisions. The book “Predictably Irrational” author Dan Ariely presents numerous experiments that prove otherwise. His findings show we are more likely to make irrational decisions in almost every set of circumstances, especially economic decisions. We’ve proven that we have very erratic thinking patterns. Because ... Read More »

Why You Waste Free Time

Why You Waste Free Time

Boredom is poison. We crave meaning in our lives. We also want our time to make a difference. Spending time on irrelevant pursuits leaves us feeling hollow. The irony is that everyone claims to want more time, but most aren’t capable of handling this time. We waste free time because we are constantly distracted. The recipe for human happiness hasn’t ... Read More »

The Importance of Knowledge Recordkeeping

The Importance of Knowledge Recordkeeping

As men, our legacy often overwhelms our thoughts. We find ourselves pondering, “What will I leave behind once I’m gone?” Foremost, we wish to provide for those we care about. This is a mandatory principle of masculinity – being able to both live comfortably and financially support loved ones. However, there is another legacy we can leave behind. Aside from accomplishment, wealth, or even ... Read More »

What George Washington Can Teach Us About Adversity

What George Washington Can Teach Us About Adversity

Adversity takes on all forms and strikes when we least expect it. In hindsight, a lot of adversity seems overblown. In the moment, however, it can often turn our world upside down. On June 14, 1775, the Continental Army of the United States was formed. General George Washington was appointed Commander-in-chief. He was an easy choice for a leader; having the ... Read More »

How Biases are Killing Your Potential

How Biases are Killing Your Potential

As humans, we are prone to misjudgments. We have a flawed lens of the world around us. Countless biases –  from past observations, experiences, and evolutionary traits – dominate our way of thinking. Mental processes that helped us survive 10,000 years ago are still with us today. Such obsolete programming does us no favors.  As we age, these biases resonate deeper within us. They become ... Read More »

Why You Give Up (and What to Do About It)

Why You Give Up (and What to Do About It)

Giving up is the easiest thing to do in the world. It requires nothing more than saying, “I’m done.” Giving up also takes on many forms. Saying you’re done with a side hustle is one thing. Accepting yourself as a failure is quite another. Giving up is also one of the most destructive actions a human can take, with far ranging ... Read More »