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Quote of the Day

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"Superficial goals lead to superficial results."

- Atilla the Hun


"Doing less meaningless work, so that you can focus on things of greater personal importance, is NOT laziness. This is hard to accept, because our culture tends to reward personal sacrifice instead of personal productivity. Few people choose to (or are able to) measure the results of their actions and thus measure their contribution in time."

-Tim Feriss, The 4 Hour Work Week

Time's Not Up

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Time's [not] Up from Tim Chiou on Vimeo.Here's the winner of the 72 Hour Film Shootout, an excellent short film that reminds us of how you always have time to do what it is you want to do. Of course, you still have to focus your efforts and spend your time wisely.

Every person in his or her late 20's always laments that when 30 is around the corner your dreams will supposedly end. But for myself, things really didn't start happening for me until I was in my thirties. Everything that I wanted to happen started happening within the last ten years. In your 30's, your career is solid, your finances are solid, you've found the love of your life and as result you start a family around this time period. Plus you've got disposable income to buy all the things you want and to travel.

In your 20's you may have some lofty goals, but frankly at that age you don't know jack shit about the world. That's why in your 20's it's about acquiring lif…

Alpha Asian Code of Conduct

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Asian Americans have a unique psychology that is a result of their transcultural upbringing. We've learned to infuse the best aspects of both Western culture and Asian culture to discard the emotional baggage from both cultures. If you want to think and act like an Alpha Asian, then operate with these principles:

1) Avoid passive-aggressive behavior. I hate to say this, but Asians tend to be very passive-aggressive. Culturally, we've learned not to be directly confrontational, because a direct confrontation with someone of higher status, power or authority could have painful and even deadly repercussions.

But in Western society, passive-aggressive behavior is seen as weak and untrustworthy. Although you see a lot of passive-agressive backstabbing behavior in American reality shows like "Big Brother." In general, however, passive-aggressiveness shows that you were too slow and too timid to respond to transgressions with enough strength and quickness. Be direct …

Cantonese Boy

Thanks to Tony C. from SFPD for this one.