The George Costanza School of Decision Making

In the Seinfeld episode, "Do the Opposite", George tells Jerry that every decision he's made in life has been wrong, and that his life is the exact opposite of what it should be.

Jerry tells George that if every instinct he's had is wrong, then the opposite must be right.

George then goes on to do the complete opposite of what he would normally do.

He orders the opposite of what he normally would for lunch, and introduces himself to a gorgeous woman (eating the same lunch) and says, "My name is George. I'm unemployed and I live with my parents."

She's impressed ad agrees to date him. On his date he does the opposite: He yells at noisy movie theater-goers, stops shaving, and declines to go up to her apartment.

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How An Indian Businessman Used a Banker’s Greed to “Stick It” to Wall Street (And How You Can Too)

An Indian man walked into a New York City bank and asks for the loan officer.

He tells the Loan Officer that he's going to India on business for 2 weeks and needs to borrow $5,000.

The Loan Officer tells him that the bank will need some form of security for the loan.

So the Indian man hands over the keys and the documents of a cherry red, new Ferrari convertible parked on the street in front of the bank.

The loan officer consults the president of the bank, produces all the required items and everything checks out OK.The loan officer agrees to accept the car as security for the loan.

The bank president and the Loan Officer had a good laugh at the Indian for using a $750,000 Ferrari as collateral and taking only $5,000 as a loan.

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Homeless Man Sales Secrets: How to Make People Smile and Give You Money

Homeless people are some of the best salesmen in the world.Learn exactly how they persuade people to part with their hard-earned dough.

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I work in the heart of downtown Chicago (the "Loop") right smack dab in the financial district.

There are always tons of people bustling through the street but around noon is when everyone comes out for lunch and there're easily 4 - 5x as many people on the street as usual.

This is also the time when all of the panhandlers come to the street corners. What's interesting to see is all of different types of ways people are hustling.

There are artists selling their drawings, a woman who sings and sells chocolate, guys who sell newspapers, people who have signs, and the guys who shake a cup. All of these people are doing the same thing.

They're selling.

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How to Make People Do Anything You Want (For Fun and Profit)

Did you know that there's a secret formula to persuading anyone to do almost anything you want?

There's a scene in "The Wizard of Oz" when Dorothy and her gang finally reach the wizard.

There's a ton of fireworks, flashes of light, and a thundering voice.

Dorothy, the scarecrow, the cowardly lion, and the tin man can seen trembling before this almighty being.

Dorothy's dog Toto then scurries off to the side and pulls back on a curtain. Behind the curtain is a man who's operating a massive contraption that's controlling the almighty Oz. When the guy realizes that the jig is up he gets startled and pulls back the curtain to shield himself again.

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