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Freedom Follows Danger in an Uncertain World

The West is known for its predictability and safety. So, one of the first things that you discover when you venture outside the West is that the rest of the world is less organized and less predictable. As a result, the feeling of safety diminishes and, with that, the feeling of danger increases. There are […]
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Sept. 21, 2017, 3:18 p.m.

The Maverick Academy

About a year ago, I launched The Maverick Entrepreneur Bootcamp, the comprehensive video course for building any kind of online business. The course was a huge success right from start, with hundreds of you registering. Few months later, many of you contacted me and told me that you were shortly launching your very first business; […]
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Sept. 15, 2017, 3:21 p.m.

The International Man and The Academy

When I wrote The Road to Global Citizen, I explained my journey from merely taking few trips to a nearby country to taking longer and longer trips and finally settling somewhere and establishing bases around the world. To say that it has been a crucial transformation would be an understatement. In today’s podcast, I go in […]
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Sept. 13, 2017, 6:48 p.m.

Find What You Love and Let It Kill You

I recently read an article in The New Yorker that discussed the business dealings of Carl Icahn, a multi-billionaire dollar Wall Street investor. The article focused on Icahn’s relationship with Donald Trump and the former’s influence in the latter’s presidential administration. While reading the article, I found the following passage interesting (emphasis added): Plenty of […]
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Sept. 6, 2017, 2:16 p.m.

Big Western Cities Are Designed for Billionaires and Their Cheap Wage Slaves

My last year’s sojourn in Thailand prompted me to view the world in a completely new way. I spent a total of three months living in this amazing country. I started out by settling down in Chiang Mai, Thailand’s fifth largest city. Chiang Mai is one of those cities that’s just perfect for getting in, […]
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Aug. 29, 2017, 1:22 p.m.

Bitcoin Is Shifting Power From Centralized Bureaucracies To The Sovereign Individual

Recently there has been a resurgence of interest in cryptocurrencies coinciding with record gains in the original one—Bitcoin: I first stumbled on cryptocurrencies back in 2013. That’s when I bought few bitcoins after a conversation with a friend in Copenhagen, Denmark. We had just finished a heavy Brazilian Jiu Jitsu training session and were driving […]
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Aug. 21, 2017, 1:25 p.m.

How To Internationalize Yourself And Become Truly Free

There are two primary ways to live your life: become free or become someone else’s slave by operating inside someone else’s walled garden. As far I’m concerned, the choice is easy: be free. That’s why it’s crucial to always be striving towards sovereignty and independence. When I say independence, I’m referring in terms of everything: […]
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Aug. 16, 2017, 3:34 p.m.

How To Convert Your Free Time Into A Profitable Side Hustle

There’s one thing that I cherish above all. No, it’s not money. Money is just pieces of paper with dead presidents. It comes and goes. Earn today, spend tomorrow. Actually, it’s time. After all, time is something that we have in limited supply and can’t really get back once we’ve used it up. If you […]

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Aug. 10, 2017, 3:52 p.m.

The West And The Complete Domestication of Man

I was having a conversation with a friend the other day. We were enjoying a beautiful summer day in one of Kiev’s outside restaurant terraces. “You, know”, he said. “Ukraine is one of the freest countries on this planet.” “What do you mean?” I asked him. “Well, you can do pretty much anything you want […]

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Aug. 7, 2017, 3 p.m.

The Road To The Global Citizen

Travel has always been in my blood. Perhaps it was something about learning about the exotic far away worlds via first-hand experience instead of reading about them from some books. Maybe it was the perennial desire to explore coupled with imagination and curiosity. Most likely a combination of the two. In any case, here’s an […]

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Aug. 3, 2017, 8:46 p.m.

6 Books That Will Blow Your Mind

It’s summertime here in Eastern Europe, and after suffering through a freezing winter with lots of snow, it’s nice to finally not needing to wear 20 layers of clothing just to throw out the trash. Summers are also the perfect time for catching up on some overdue reading. Here are some books I’ve been reading […]

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July 31, 2017, 6:04 p.m.

As The World Interconnects, Experience Becomes A Commodity

I was recently seeing off a good friend in Kiev’s international airport. As I was exiting the newly built terminal, I stopped for a moment to think how much I enjoy airports. I’ve probably been to over 50 airports around the world, but one of the most memorable experiences I had was back in 2005 when […]

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July 11, 2017, 3:04 p.m.

The West Is On The Path To Self-Annihilation

One of the reasons I left America back in 2009 and have been living abroad ever since is because I always knew there was something wrong with the environment I found myself in. Since I hadn’t yet developed a deeper understanding of the underlying issues, I couldn’t exactly pinpoint as to what exactly was wrong; I couldn’t […]

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June 2, 2017, 3:31 p.m.

Crowdfunding Is Forever Revolutionizing The Creator Economy

If you’ve been around the “making money online” theme long enough (and that’s also why you’re probably reading this amazing blog), you’ve probably heard of the following quote at some point: “If you want to make money, don’t start a blog—build a business.” There’s a lot of truth there. Blogging is a collection of articles, […]

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May 26, 2017, 2:07 p.m.

Listening To Successful Bloggers Will Bankrupt Your Business

The Internet is swamped with productivity advice about how you can work for less while being more productive than ever. The problem with most of this advice is that it’s not only misleading but counterproductive and even harmful. Productivity advice is as old as the concept of work itself, but the current mass craze can […]

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May 22, 2017, 2 p.m.

Becoming The Modern Renaissance Man

In order to build anything lasting, you must always start with a careful examination of the foundation. If you plan to build a skyscraper that will stretch deep into the sky, you must first construct a resilient base that will support its enormous mass. But even before that, you need to have stable landmass underneath […]

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May 16, 2017, 1 p.m.

You’re Fired, Sincerely Mr. Robot

I’ve been taking Uber here in Kiev, Ukraine pretty much everywhere. I really like Uber. Not only is it super cheap (a drive around the city costs about the same as a NYC subway ticket), but it’s also super convenient. It’s one of the easiest services I’ve ever used in my life. One thing I didn’t […]

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May 12, 2017, 4:36 p.m.

The Metamorphosis From The 9–5 Slave To The Maverick Entrepreneur

It’s been around ten years since I quit my job and decided to go on my own. Since then I’ve traveled around the world while building all kinds of different online businesses. I won’t lie and say that things have been easy because they haven’t. The correct word is challenging. Specialization The biggest change—and the […]

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April 28, 2017, 4:37 p.m.

The Underrated But Crucial Link Between Travel and Self-Improvement

Although I’ve known to veer off topic every now and then, the core of my writing has been the nexus of travel and self-improvement. After living abroad for ten years, I’ve come to the conclusion there’s absolutely nothing that helps you to improve as a person as extensively living abroad. First, there are obvious benefits. Traveling […]

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April 26, 2017, 3 p.m.

The Two Standard Business Models Of Making Money Online

Although they’re virtually unlimited ways of making money—both offline and online—all of them can be condensed into two basic models. The first model is the product-first model. That’s where you start with a particular product or service you want to sell. It can be pretty much anything: mattresses, power tools, toys, tables or chandeliers. It […]

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April 20, 2017, 1:21 p.m.