Chapter Notes

As odd as this may seem, I actually didn’t work from a set of notes when writing this book. I did some spot-checking, to make sure I recalled some things correctly, but overall I just have an uncanny ability to absorb information and regurgitate it as needed.

That said, I feel like it would be helpful to readers to have more information to reference for each chapter, since there were length and media constraints when writing the book. I didn’t want to include these in the book because many of them live online, and trying to read a long URL in a book and then type it into a browser is a really shitty user experience.

I’m working on putting together a list of notes, resources, articles, research papers, videos, and more that influenced my thinking, broken down chapter by chapter (excluding the “In The Beginning” and “Afterword” sections of the book).

In the meantime, I’ll be taking the material from each chapter, and turning them into much, much more in-depth blog posts, with links out to articles, embedded videos, and more.

 

Lesson 1 – Free Choice

Ch. 1 – The High Cost of Free Choice

Ch. 2 – It Isn’t Nice to Point

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blame

Ch. 3 – No, You’re Not Excused

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rationalization_%28making_excuses%29

Ch. 4 – Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire

https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/evil-deeds/200811/essential-secrets-psychotherapy-truth-lies-and-self-deception

Ch. 5 – Maybe Later

Ch. 6 – All is Well

Ch. 7 – Chicken Shit

http://www.inc.com/geoffrey-james/how-to-conquer-fear-4-mental-tricks.html

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/15/conquering-fear_n_3909020.html

Ch. 8 – Doubt Not, Want Not

Ch. 9 – And The Truth Shall Set You Free

 

Lesson 2 – Self-Worth

Ch. 10 – As a Man Thinketh Knoweth

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/As_a_Man_Thinketh

Ch. 11 – The Myth of Perfection

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peaceful_Warrior

Ch. 12 – Why Do We Fall?

http://everythingisaremix.info/watch-the-series/

Ch. 13 – Know Thyself

https://popforms.com/epic-self-awareness/

Ch. 14 – Tick Tock

Ch. 15 – The Value of Adding Value

http://paulgraham.com/wealth.html

Ch. 16 – Be The Best You

Ch. 17 – Opinions Are Like Assholes

Ch. 18 – Self, Worth Fighting For

 

Lesson 3 – Tradition

Ch. 19 – Once Upon a Time

Ch. 20 – Traditional CRAP

Ch. 21 – Brainwashed from Birth

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cosmos:_A_Spacetime_Odyssey

Ch. 22 – Education vs. Formal Education



Ch. 23 – The 9 to 5 Death

http://lifehacker.com/why-we-should-rethink-the-eight-hour-workday-515742249

http://www.amazon.com/Rework-Jason-Fried/dp/0307463745/

http://www.amazon.com/The-4-Hour-Workweek-Anywhere-Expanded/dp/0307465357/

Ch. 24 – The Myth of Retirement

http://www.forbes.com/sites/janetnovack/2012/04/23/will-social-security-be-there-for-your-retirement/

http://finance.yahoo.com/blogs/daily-ticker/retirement-thing-past-millennials-164410760.html

Ch. 25 – No Fate, But What We Make

http://terminator.wikia.com/wiki/There%27s_no_fate_but_what_we_make_for_ourselves.

 

Lesson 4 – Perception

Ch. 26 – Perception is Reality

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1196946/

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1475582/

http://www.amazon.com/Blink-The-Power-Thinking-Without/dp/0316172324/

http://www.amazon.com/Brain-Rules-Updated-Expanded-Principles/dp/098326337X/

http://www.amazon.com/Sway-Irresistible-Pull-Irrational-Behavior/dp/0385530609/

Ch. 27 – Becoming Telepathic

http://www.psych.utah.edu/lab/appliedcognition/publications/supertaskers.pdf

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/secrets-sherlocks-mind-palace-180949567/?no-ist

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Method_of_loci

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B008EKOSXS/

http://www.amazon.com/Fooling-Houdini-Magicians-Mentalists-Hidden/dp/0061766216/

Ch. 28 – Hacking Humanity

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Social_engineering_%28security%29

http://www.amazon.com/The-Art-Deception-Controlling-Security/dp/0471237124/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_cognitive_biases

http://www.amazon.com/The-Thinking-Clearly-Rolf-Dobelli/dp/0062219685/

Ch. 29 – Empowered by Empathy

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/mark-baer/the-development-of-empath_b_6281800.html

Ch. 30 – Power Perceived is Power Achieved

 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0117774/

http://www.amazon.com/The-Laws-Power-Robert-Greene/dp/0140280197/

Lesson 5 – Appearance

Ch. 31 – Presentation is Everything

Ch. 32 – The Man, The Myth, The Legend

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Seven_Basic_Plots

Ch. 33 – Clothes Make The Man

http://www.quicksprout.com/2014/12/10/how-spending-162301-42-on-clothes-made-me-692500/

Ch. 34 – Spoken Like a True Gentleman

http://conversionxl.com/17-lesser-known-ways-to-persuade-people/

Ch. 35 – Just the FACS

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Facial_Action_Coding_System
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neuro-linguistic_programming
http://lifehacker.com/how-to-read-body-language-more-effectively-1572937449
http://www.amazon.com/What-Every-BODY-Saying-Navarro-ebook/dp/B0010SKSTO/

Ch. 36 – Who You Know

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dunbar%27s_number

http://www.amazon.com/Never-Eat-Alone-Expanded-Updated/dp/0385346654/

Ch. 37 – There Is No Spoon

 

Lesson 6 – Desire

Ch. 38 – The Heart of the Problem

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maslow%27s_hierarchy_of_needs

Ch. 39 – Good ol’ Maslow

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maslow%27s_hierarchy_of_needs

http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/1982/02/have-you-ever-tried-to-sell-a-diamond/304575/

Ch. 40 – What Do You Want?

http://www.amazon.com/The-Happiness-Pursuit-Finding-Purpose/dp/0385348843/

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003G93YFK/

http://fourhourworkweek.com/lifestyle-costing/

Ch. 41 – Why Do You Want It?

Ch. 42 – Entitled to Jack

Ch. 43 – Greedy Little Bastard

http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2014/06/the-pitchforks-are-coming-for-us-plutocrats-108014_full.html

http://www2.ucsc.edu/whorulesamerica/power/wealth.html

http://www.sanders.senate.gov/top-10-corporate-tax-avoiders

Ch. 44 – Striking a Balance

 

Lesson 7 – Purpose

Ch. 45 – The Meaning of Life

Ch. 46 – Begin at the Beginning

http://www.amazon.com/Breakpoint-Beyond-Mastering-Future-Today/dp/0962660523

Ch. 47 – Creation > Consumption

Ch. 48 – Worth Dying Living For?

Ch. 49 – Moderation in All Things

Ch. 50 – Living Your Own Life

Ch. 51 – Leaving a Legacy

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clan_Donnachaidh