Pick-Up Artists

Once Upon A Time Many years ago I read The Game by Neil Strauss, a journalist who goes undercover as a Pick-Up Artist for a year. A guy at work was talking about the book and I wanted to know that the fuss about. Intrigued and appalled by their seduction “science”, I began to wonder if … More Pick-Up Artists

Outtakes (Notes from a Medium post that didn’t make the final cut.)

Equality in Pay (symptom), Treatment (symptom) and *Culture* (prevention) For work, I subscribe to a variety of news sources and have followed the Harvard Business Review (to name one resource of many) for most of my career, only to feel steadily disillusioned with a continuous flow of headlines like “Two Hundred Ways Women Are Their … More Outtakes (Notes from a Medium post that didn’t make the final cut.)

Survey: If you do access porn online, what is it about certain websites that makes you return?

“Free” (x ∞) “Variety” (+++) “Ease of use” “Limited Ads” “The concept of people willingly to pay for camming and people being able to use this as a viable business plan.” “Unfortunately availability… a lot of the content doesn’t float my boat. Takes time to sort through the garbage to find women/feminist friendly porn. Also I’m … More Survey: If you do access porn online, what is it about certain websites that makes you return?

Survey: Do you have a point of view on commercializing female nudity, either as burlesque or porn?

  Survey to friends and friends of friends on Facebook. Based on 94 responses. “People should be allowed to do what they want with their bodies.” “Not really. But it should be presented to an appropriate aged group of people” “Each to their own. It can be empowering for some” “Yes. I have a point … More Survey: Do you have a point of view on commercializing female nudity, either as burlesque or porn?

Reading List: The Art of Seduction by Robert Greene

The Seductive Process Phase One: Separation – Stirring Interest and Desire 1.Choose the Right Victim “Everything depends on the target of your seduction. Study your prey thoroughly and choose only those who will prove susceptible to your charms. The right victims are those for whom you can fill a void, who see in you something … More Reading List: The Art of Seduction by Robert Greene

Reading List: The Art of Game Design by Jesse Schell

Lens #1: The Lens of Essential Experience What experience do I want the player to have? What is essential to that experience? How can my game capture that experience? Lens #2: The Lens of Surprise What will surprise players when they play my game? Does the story (/rules/artwork/technology) in my game have surprises? Do your … More Reading List: The Art of Game Design by Jesse Schell

Reading List: Hooked by Nir Eyal

  “Habits are defined as “behaviours done with little or no conscious thought.” (p13) “Habit forming products often start as nice-to-haves (vitamins) but once the habit is formed, they become must-haves (painkillers). “Habits cannot form outside the Habit Zone, where the behaviour occurs with enough frequency and perceived utility.” (p36) “The ultimate goal of all … More Reading List: Hooked by Nir Eyal