I’ve tried different ways of making money, but I’ve never succeeded until I realized a very significant fact: money should come as a by-product of the actions that I truly enjoy instead of the other way around. In other words, I should decide what I enjoy and leverage that by adding value to others, who, […]

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A Woman’s Beauty Is Binary

By Maverick · April 23, 2014  — 6 Comments

Men love to quantify various things and assign them arbitrary numbers. That seems to be especially the case when describing a woman’s beauty. There’s the widely accepted 1-10 scale, where 1 represents an ugly woman and 10 represents a gorgeous woman. Some time ago, I also threw my hat in the ring and lobbied for […]

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I’ve fallen prey to a certain infection on many occasions. It’s called “endless planning,” and you know you’re infected with this illness when instead of actually doing things the right now, you’re endlessly planning some master plan or grandiose strategy that you will execute one fine day down the road. Just the other day I […]

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Life Is Easy In The Third World

By Maverick · April 18, 2014  — 18 Comments

“The third world is not a reality but an ideology” — Hannah Arendt My writing depends on my mood and right now my mood is great. I’m currently sitting in a quaint cafe in the historic old town of a beautiful Eastern European capital. The coffee is smooth. The prices are just right. The people […]

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Aim Higher: It’s The Quality Not The Quantity

By Maverick · April 17, 2014  — 5 Comments

I was sitting alone at a bar in Copenhagen, mulling over a drink. A tall Danish guy sat next to me. He was older, probably in his early 40s. He ordered a beer, turned to me and asked me something in Danish. I replied in English and we began chatting. After ten minutes later, a […]

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When A Girl Likes You, She Lets You Know

By Maverick · April 16, 2014  — 2 Comments

There are times when game is truly “game.” In those cases it resembles a game of chess, where all your movements are carefully choreographed steps: the optimal approach, the perfect opener, and the ideal conversation. Then there are times when things are on some magical autopilot, and all you have to do is not screw […]

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The Woman Should Never Be The Goal

By Maverick · April 15, 2014  — 6 Comments

Back when I lived in California, my ex-roommate and I used to frequent a posh sushi place in a nice part of town. Although all the waitresses were gorgeous, my friend had an affinity for a specific one. She was cute, even resembling the punk singer Avril Lavigne. He was slowly building courage to ask […]

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The Bitter The Struggle, The Sweeter The Reward

By Maverick · April 11, 2014  — 1 Comment

I hate snow. I hate freezing cold weather. I hate winter. I hate spending half an hour dressing up in several layers every time I need to step outside. So, naturally, for the past several years, I’ve made it my mission to avoid spending time in any place that barred me from wearing shorts in […]

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Over seven years ago, I quit my programming job at a promising startup. The decision was anything but easy and straightforward, but nevertheless ended up being the absolute right choice in the long run. My job certainly wasn’t the worst in the world. It came with lavish perks. The office was spacious and airy; it had […]

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After dinner, I invited Irina back to my place for some drinks and relaxation. She agreed without any hesitation. We met three weeks ago after I approached her at a Kiev metro station. Ever since, I liked everything about her. I enjoyed discussing with her various topics with the same intensity that I enjoyed looking […]

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