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How To Create, Host, And Leverage Epic Dinner Parties To Rapidly Grow Your Network
January 19, 2015
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How To Create, Host, And Leverage Epic Dinner Parties To Rapidly Grow Your Network
I read a Forbes article called “The Most Connected Man You Don’t Know In Silicon Valley” when I was 16 that changed my life. In the article, the writer discusses the networking prowess and abilities of David Hassell, CEO of 15Five where I worked for two years in roles from unpaid intern all the way […]
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Good Deeds Aren’t Just For The Holidays
December 27, 2014
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Good Deeds Aren’t Just For The Holidays
SHE STOOD THERE, SLOWLY DROWNING IN THE PUDDLE OF HER OWN SOBS. This is a story I’ve never told publicly. When it happened, two girls asked if they could videotape me and make me “Internet famous” (in their own words) for my good deed, but it wouldn’t be right. It wasn’t about me… As I […]
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Do You Prosper, Or Crash And Burn, Because Of How You Do This One Thing?
December 17, 2014
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Do You Prosper, Or Crash And Burn, Because Of How You Do This One Thing?
I got kicked out of where I was staying today… My friend Ana forgot to mention yesterday to her landlord that a 6’2 American male would be crashing the couch during his backpacking expeditions throughout Europe. Yup. Now I’m sitting at what I think is the German version of Blue Bottle coffee in San Francisco, where […]
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8 Overlooked Aspects Of A Successful Day
October 31, 2014
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8 Overlooked Aspects Of A Successful Day
[JARED: I wrote this on October 30th, and while this outlook describes one of my days during The Gap Year Experiment, my lifestyle design mega-experiment during a year away from higher education, the overlooked aspects of a successful day listed here apply to any day you should be looking to live, not just ones during […]
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Speaking To Ivy Leaguers, Appearing In A National Commercial, And Saving Babies…All In A Day’s Work
September 24, 2014
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Speaking To Ivy Leaguers, Appearing In A National Commercial, And Saving Babies…All In A Day’s Work
You can tell by the picture above that I’m super excited… I mean, any day I can share my thoughts and observations with incredibly talented Ivy League students, do a video and photo shoot for a soon-to-be nationally broadcasted commercial, and help an organization that fights to end prematurity is a GREAT day!  – – […]
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The Gap Year Curriculum: What Tony Hsieh, The Founder of UGGs, Pro Athletes, And Others Taught Me About Success
September 1, 2014
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The Gap Year Curriculum: What Tony Hsieh, The Founder of UGGs, Pro Athletes, And Others Taught Me About Success
It’s September. School just started again, yet I won’t be going back this fall as you all well know (gasp!!!). Instead, I’m taking a year off from school in order to take control of my own education, and will be documenting all of my experiences on The Gap Year Experiment. With no curriculum to follow, and a […]