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My thoughts on Simple Pickup, revisited

by GK on February 23, 2013 · 1 comment

Some readers have been suggesting I make a return visit to Simple Pickup, those rapscallions with the wacky Youtube videos and balls of steel. Being a man of the people, I had to comply. In a post I wrote over a year ago, I was impressed with the guys’ humor and ability to inspire, but […]

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I’m excited to share this two-part guest post with you, because I’ve been badgering (heck, honey badgering) this guy into sharing his insights on this blog. It’s from my good friend Tre Tre. Chances are that if you’re reading this blog, like me you’re familiar with some of the pickup-artist theories and techniques out there. […]

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Remembering Dirk, One Year Later

by GK on January 12, 2012 · 5 comments

It occurred to me lately that I should add to my blogroll. I only have one site listed, and even though I prefer to avoid the seduction-community scene because of all its sleaze, I know I can find like-minded bloggers to add here. That’s part of why I got on Twitter recently. But they would […]

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My Thoughts on Simple Pickup

by GK on October 6, 2011 · 21 comments

I generally avoid pickup-artist-related content — it’s one of my favorite parts of being retired from regular coaching. But when Tre Tre sent me a Salon article about the Simple Pickup guys on YouTube, I felt compelled to investigate. I’ve watched all 19 videos on the Simple Pickup channel (I’m making this my excuse for why I’ve taken so […]

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The Best Technique of all

by GK on May 14, 2011 · 10 comments

I’ve been thinking lately about two legendary coaches from different worlds, and how their success owes not to teaching technique or strategy, but to understanding the person within. I just watched “The King’s Speech” for the first time. It’s warm and mushy the way an Oscar-winning film is supposed to be, and I can tolerate that. But as you might expect, […]

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In Memory of Dirk

by GK on January 19, 2011 · 9 comments

 This post won’t be as long as I originally expected. I’d rather avoid a lot of the “seize the day” cliches that come from an untimely death, and I’ll just stick to my personal thoughts about Dirk Manley. It is neither desirable nor intentional that I already had to give a eulogy to a departed friend […]

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I’m Back, and my 2011 Coaching Status

by GK on December 30, 2010

2010 marked the year I got away from social coaching, and I couldn’t get much farther away than the islands of Thailand. It wasn’t easy returning from my travels to Australia and Asia, but listening to the familiar cable car chimes outside my window has made me feel at home again. (There are too many highlights […]

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A Healthy Way to Face Failure

by GK on August 10, 2010 · 5 comments

This post was inspired by Rob “I’m About to Get Married” Overman, who suggested on the comments page of my post on Nice Guys that I should mention the Tripod of Stability. As far as I know, the term was coined by an entrepreneurship guru named Ramit Sethi, who wrote a best-selling book called “I Will Teach You to be […]

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