Tag Archives: why I’m doing this

By Popular Demand: Now Available as a Book

Yesterday, the BBC published an article about talking to strangers and I was featured prominently in it. Because of that exposure, I reached 40,000 new people, and during the course of the day, I received dozens upon dozens of heartwarming … Continue reading

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Farewell

I was going to end the blog in June after my wedding, but as the date gets closer, I am starting to realize that this wedding thing might actually take up more of my time than I thought. So I’ve … Continue reading

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Army Guys

I get asked a lot about how the whole experiment has changed me and here’s an example. I was eating lunch and two guys came in wearing Army uniforms. They got their lunch and sat down. The thought popped into … Continue reading

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On Transcending

Sue D. writes: I’m enjoying your blog. I think meeting and talking with strangers is such a great idea! It’s lead to so many interesting encounters for you. I wonder if you consider your experiment a success, or if you … Continue reading

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Meet the New Boss

Bruce is gone. Fired, I think. And on the 3rd, a new Managing Director from the New York office took over my department. Meet Justin Chang. Justin is what we call in the banking industry, a “dick.” I usually don’t … Continue reading

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Employee of the Month

As you may know from earlier posts, I sometimes go to El Pollo Loco for lunch. It’s surprisingly good and if you don’t eat the tortillas, it’s pretty healthy (I get the 3 piece combo with pinto beans and fresh … Continue reading

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Christmas

Michelle is coming with me to Pennsylvania for Christmas and to meet my family. (Don’t worry, I Googled her extensively to see if she’s writing a blog behind my back and we’re in the clear.) I went back and read … Continue reading

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What Am I Doing?

One tweet by a certain famous TV mogul has sent the readership skyrocketing. And while it’s really cool to know that more people are engaged in the project, it’s also caused me to really reflect on my feelings and motivations … Continue reading

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To Michelle

Dear Michelle, I hope you are reading this because it’s my only way of communicating with you since you won’t return my calls or emails. First of all, I want to apologize. I should have told you about the blog. … Continue reading

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Fame Junkies

Had dinner with Michelle Friday night, went back to my place, and she left on Sunday. Awesome weekend. I’m reading a book called “Fame Junkies” which was recommended by the similar Drew Pinsky book I recently read about narcissism. It’s … Continue reading

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