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I never get tired of hearing success stories, and I’ve got another one for you. This one comes from a special event: my last bootcamp with Charisma Arts almost two years ago. I enjoyed myself immensely during that session, in part because both guys I coached that weekend were starting from scratch in their social […]

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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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My Nerd Nite PUA presentation

by GK on November 19, 2010 · 5 comments

At long last, I’m posting the video from the Nerd Nite presentation on pickup artistry that I gave in September. A couple of things about it: It’s 50 minutes long, so if you want to skip ahead to my favorite parts, be sure to watch the role-play skit with Bart and the Q&A toward the end. And […]

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Look Out, Nerds: Here I Come

by GK on September 20, 2010 · 3 comments

I’m going to do something a little nerve-racking this Thursday night: give a speech to a mainstream San Francisco audience on the pickup community. Will I have tomatoes, or even worse, Mystery hats thrown at me? One thing I do know: it will be fun. My presentation will be for Nerd Nite, a monthly bar series put on by my buddy Bart […]

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Podcast: The Return of Rob

by GK on June 21, 2010 · 23 comments

  Some things take a while to come back to us. Halley’s Comet visits us every 75 years, Punxsutawney Phil climbs out of his hole every Groundhog Day and the World Cup is back after a four-year absence. Eminem is trying to come back right now, but I’m not sure we want him. As for my old […]

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Is pickup dead? Never!

by GK on April 1, 2010 · 2 comments

With the relative Armageddon surrounding Charisma Arts, I’ve noticed some people declaring this whole “pickup” thing dead. I’ve been doing some musing on the topic. Guys just aren’t going to pay $1,500 or more to learn how to meet girls in this economy, they say, and the whole culture of peacocking clothes, “alpha” body posture and opening lines is […]

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My coaching future

by GK on March 26, 2010

I’ve been trying to devise a good compromise between leaving coaching entirely and offering an alternative for guys in the post-Charisma Arts bootcamp era. And since a few of you have been curious, I came up with a plan that should work for now. As I’ve said, I’m not going into business on my own. (Don’t […]

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The final bootcamp

by GK on March 16, 2010

Consider the Spidey suit more or less thrown away now. At least my swan song was better than Tobey Maguire’s. After all the bootcamps I led in my 2 1/2 years with Charisma Arts, I had my final one last weekend in San Francisco (I’m still doing private instruction). I was almost hoping to have a rotten time, so it would make leaving […]

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