Monthly Archives: January 2017

Today’s Quote: 27 February 2017

“Prose is architecture, not interior decoration, and the Baroque is over.”

—Ernest Hemingway

If you enjoyed this, you might like my new book. It’s plain speaking. People are saying it’s pretty well-constructed, too.

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Today’s Quote: 26 January 2017

“You already know all the words in your head.

You only get something new if you listen to the words that are coming out of someone else’s head.”

— James Altucher

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If you like this, you might enjoy my book How To Win Like Trump.

It hit number two in self-help short reads on Kindle last night.

James tells people to choose themselves. 

That’s what I did.

So far, it’s working.

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Word of the Day: Aposematism


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How To Win Like Trump: Free Extract

Here is a free sample of my new book — currently at number 11 in its category and with a five star review. Read now and start winning today.

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Glenn Reynolds Talks Trump

UPDATE: Glenn linked to my book

It is still free in Kindle Unlimited. Or otherwise 0.99 cents, as the free offer ran out this morning (full price should be $3.99, I’ve cut it as low as possible). But if anyone wants a free copy today (25/1/2017) they can email me at with Instadeal in the subject line. M

I can’t believe I missed the unfailingly brilliant Glenn Reynolds of Instapundit discussing Trump’s war with the media on the BBC. But his (rare) long blogpost on the topic is well worth it.

“They’re taking the bait because they think he’s dumb, and impulsive, and lacking self-control — but he’s the one causing them to act in ways that are dumb and impulsive, and demonstrate lack of self-control.”

And this, which is definitely my clause of the week:

“but there are a lot of scarily competent guys out there in the world who like white and gold furniture.”

Read the whole thing. Seriously:

And if you like that, you might enjoy my new book, How To Win Like Trump, which teaches you how to use Trump’s winning tactics yourself. It’s free on Amazon — but only until tomorrow. Click below to go straight to the right page on your local store.

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Today’s Quote, 24 January 2017

“Considerate people, before they declare themselves, will observe the use which is made of power; and particularly of so trying a thing as new power in new persons, of whose principles, tempers, and dispositions they have little or no experience, and in situations, where those who appear the most stirring in the scene may possibly not be the real movers.”-Edmund Burke

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How To Win Like Trump

I launched my new ebook last week on inauguration day. It explores nine of Trump’s hidden techniques that help him win even when he looks like a loser. It’s been a crazy ride. It has broken the top 50 on two main store categores and already had a couple of 4 and 5 star reviews. Get in early. Inspire yourself — and start winning today. Click below

Win Like Trump

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Newt Gingrich on Trump

Scott Adams is still the most entertaining guide to why Trump keeps winning. But former House speaker Newt Gingrich has started carving out his own niche, offering a more conventional style plus the promise of better access.

Gingrich was vetted by team Trump as a potential veep and cabinet pick, but he is staying outside government, focusing on long-term Republican strategy — and  his self-appointed role as Trump’s explainer-in-chief.

His book Understanding Trump isn’t out until the 25th of May. But there’s an ebook collection of his election commentary available for Kindle.

Here’s a few quotes from Gingrich’s new interview this week with Spiegel.

“[T]his is the most fascinating presidency of my lifetime. I think it has the potential to be very, very good or to be very disappointing, and I’m doing everything I can to make it very good.”

“[Trump] has a grand direction. He doesn’t have a grand strategy. He wants to re-establish American authority and power and to relaunch the American economy.”

“[T]he incompetence of the government is so massive that even a moderately good executive could regain much ground pretty rapidly. Donald Trump is a very good executive.”

Read the whole thing.

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Today’s Quote, 16 January 2017

A glorious description of how much books matter from an Old English poem:

“Books are glorious … They gladden the heart of every man amid the pressing miseries of this life. Bold is he who tastes the skill of books; he will ever be the wiser who has command of them. They send victory to the true-hearted, the haven of salvation for those who love them.”

from Solomon and Saturn

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A Classical Take on Trump


The ever-interesting Victor Davis Hanson is not only a classical scholar but also a fifth-generation farmer. His take for City Journal on Trump’s appeal to rural America combines his knowledge of life today outside the big cities with a dazzling historical sweep.

“To paraphrase Cicero on his preference for the direct Plato over the obscure Pythagoreans, rural Americans would have preferred to be wrong with the blunt-talking Trump than to be right with the mush-mouthed Hillary Clinton. One reason that Trump may have outperformed both McCain and Romney with minority voters was that they appreciated how much the way he spoke rankled condescending white urban liberals.”

Read the whole thing.

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