Detail from Ancient Greek black-figured dinos (wine-bowl) with the first chariot in the procession

Detail from Ancient Greek black-figured dinos (wine-bowl) with the first chariot in the procession
“Sophilos Dinos” (wine-bowl) showing guests arriving at the wedding of Thetis and Peleus. In the first car -Zeus and Hera, 2nd-Poseidon and Amphitrite. Source: British Museum (Wikicommons)

Saturday, August 26, 2017

The Best Alpha Male Site for Techies

Silicon Valley does have a fetish with Wall Street.

This blog was named the "best alpha male site for techies" at a large symposium -which makes me proud. It's all about pushing the limits here. "Techies" can mean anything from programmers, web and app developers, entrepreneurs and VCs.  Being the leader of the geek squadron means I can teach technology workers things that Tim Ferriss doesn't. And I am a Ferriss follower, I listen to his podcasts and bought all of his books. What I write about is a little different.

I teach "Heartless of Gold". It's a concept never talked about before. It's having the heart to put yourself first before the world.

With the "Best of " of course, comes great responsibility. If I'm at SVOD Vator LA or PreMoney SF I have to set an example of best practices, integrity and reliability.



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Reading list:

1. The End of Loyalty: The Rise and Fall of Good Jobs in America, by Rick Waltzman





2. The CEO Pay Machine: How it Trashes America and How to Stop it, by Steven Clifford




If you haven't read this book, you can get a taste of it in a WSJ review by Phillip Delves Broughton (Aug. 1st, 2017)

"Apart from aliens from the galaxy Zork-El, corporate directors are the only sentient group who think that CEO pay levels today are justified. Board members-and no doubt well-heeled CEOs-suffer from several delusions, inn Mr. Clifford's view. Among them, that the CEO is as important to the performance of a company as a quarterback is to a football team. Not true, he says. Many are no more significant than the water boy." -PDB


11 comments :

  1. I love this site, Max. Do you have any good reads lately ? Podcasts ? Thanks !

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    1. Lots and lots of reads. I will include snapshot. The message I got from these reads, and from talking to folks is that it is getting harder and harder to get any kind of success. Doesn't matter the field. That's why you need to leverage your advantage, continue reading my site.

      Can't underestimate behavioral change. I pull some levers nobody else does.

      I am glad you follow.

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  2. Tim Ferriss doesn't seem like an alpha guy to me. Have you seen his dog, Molly ? Sweet dog, but... Max can steal her food.

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    1. Thanks, Om. I don't steal food, I take it. As far as Tim, don't judge a book... or a person, by the company he keeps.

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  3. I thought you were supposed to judge people by the company they keep.

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  4. Tim has a different demographics, and 1000sX larger. Has to appeal to that audience. I have a much smaller, different audience. I have people like Don. Top of the food chain here, folks.

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  5. I'd like to see more Max's boss maxims. Can't get enough of those.

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  6. I am an Executive Director at a large corporation. I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions in working with recruiting firms that actually place people. Thanks.

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  7. I suggest you try using Preston & Associates. They are good people and have helped me in my current role.

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