Monthly Archives: February 2017

Today’s Quote: 17 February 2017

“It never ceases to amaze me: we all love ourselves more than other people, but care more about their opinion than our own”

—Marcus Aurelius

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February 17, 2017 · 10:40 pm

When Anti-Trump Becomes Paranoia

When your assumptions fail, you can either try to mend the gaps in your thinking with a spot of epistemic humility or you can double down on paranoid conspiracy theories.

Guess which option the American left has picked?

All credit to Buzzfeed for highlighting the Alex Jones-ification of the Democrats.

“I don’t want to add to the conspiratorial musings of so many about this very conspiratorial administration, but it strikes me there may be something worrying going on here,” he concluded.

Behind The Rise Of The Anti-Trump Twitter Conspiracy Theorists

If you want to know what’s really going on, you should try my book, How To Win Like Trump. I know it sounds crazy, but maybe he is good at what he does.

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Today’s Quote: 12/2/2017

“Trust your own instinct. Your mistakes might as well be your own, instead of someone else’s.”—Billy Wilder

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February 12, 2017 · 8:10 pm

The Financial Times Talks Trump: How To Dress To Distress 

An entertaining attack on Trump’s plan to control the appearance of White House employees from the FT:

But as the writer lays into the appearance of Trump’s team with gleeful abandon, she can’t help noticing the power of weird outfits to humanise and to make you stand out.

To understand how that works, and how you can make use of it as well, you should read my book How To Win Like Trump.

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Is Trump the New Reagan?

This intriguing piece by Henry Olsen argues the case for Trump as a return to Reaganite principles — so long as you focus on Reagan’s use of the state not just his understanding of its limits.

If you are impressed by Trump’s winning power, you might like my new book because it is explains how he does it and how you can too.

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Nassim Taleb Talks Trump: Why Taking Down Pseudo-Experts Isn’t Fascism

“The real problem is the ‘faux-expert problem’, one who doesn’t know what he doesn’t know, and assumes he knows what people think. An electrician doesn’t have that problem.”

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If you like this, try my new book How To Win Like Trump:

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Our Friend, The Nation?

Interesting essay out of National Review on beneficial nationalism. In these new times, untangling small state thinking from the necessity of nations may be the most important game in town.

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Number Two in Kindle: How To Win Like Trump


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February 7, 2017 · 2:23 am