Tips & Techniques

THE PERFECT HANDSHAKE

Todays post is on "the perfect handshake" as it applies to American culture. Three key factors that will set you apart and make for stronger first impressions. You might be asking, "who the hell is he to be giving advice on well blended hand-shakes?" And it's true, I have no academic background in business, psychology, or human behavior. So I don't expect you to take my word for it; but at the very least, I hope to inspire close attention when it comes to our sacred ritual. 

HOW TO HUSTLE: PLAY POOL LIKE A FOOL

I'm always fascinated by a beautiful and deftly performed hustle. A psychological play of sorts, performed at the expense of an unwitting mark. But I've never had the desire to clean out a complete stranger. A friendly beer is enough to keep my ego afloat inside this big, buoyant head; an exquisite dome laid with the finest of chestnut hairs; each unique follicle personally arranged by the omnipotent hands of GOD... But having good hair isn't enough to hustle. Lets start with the basics.

HOW TO WALK IN NEW YORK CITY

I came to New York assuming my stride would be on par with the proverbial New Yorker. I had years of practice keeping pace with my dad, expertly navigating through casino floors towards show room destinations. And as time went on, I mixed the look of a casual stroll with the pace of a hip swinging, sweatband bearing, 1990's speed walker. Keeping up with New Yorkers wasn't the problem, the problem was an onslaught of lackadaisical tourist's. Which brings me to a rapid navigation technique, ripped from the blog of Andy Nyman. It's a sort of psychological trick for navigating crowded bars, the New York underground, and occasional trips to that melting pot of confusion, Time Square.