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Finding Purpose In A Meaningless World

In this episode of Maverick Traveler Radio, I sit down with author, historian and fellow traveler, Quintus Curtius to talk about a ton of interesting things. Our topics range from the future of America and the West to the difference of Brazilian nightlife to cryptocurrencies to getting robbed in Rio de Janeiro and finding great […]
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Nov. 17, 2017, 5:54 p.m.

I’m Rejoining Civilization

I’ve recently returned to the US from Ukraine, where I lived for most of the year. It truly feels good to be back. I’ve been spending quality time with friends and family. Spending time in a Western country allows me to appreciate some of the finer things in life that I completely took for granted […]
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Nov. 13, 2017, 5:46 p.m.

My Last Journey Through Ukraine

Ukraine is a poor country, but that’s not obvious if you’re lucky to land in the capital’s brand-spanking-new international terminal. What was once an old and decaying Soviet chunks of plastic and metal, Kiev’s Terminal D had been completely rebuilt from the ground up and now rivals even the most modern Western airports. Once you […]
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Nov. 7, 2017, 8:20 p.m.

Motivation Is Worthless Without An Existential Threat

This past summer was one of the most relaxing summers of my life. I credit it to the environment: I spent it in one of Kiev’s historical neighborhoods in my newly-rented spacious 1-bedroom apartment. No, not the touristy part near the Independence Square where they seem to have protests every year, but a more picturesque […]
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Nov. 2, 2017, 2:28 p.m.

The Commoditization of The American Dream

Fred Wilson, one of the most influential and well-known venture capitalists, recently wrote in an article called “Jurisdictional Competition”: We have watched the blockchain companies in our portfolio struggle to adapt their business models, financing approaches, and more to US laws. We have been working with them to come up with creative ways that they […]
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Oct. 11, 2017, 2:46 p.m.

The Characteristics Of An Ideal Setup

Early on, I realized that the quality of life is a function of the environment. If I don’t like my surroundings, everything else suffers. That includes my work, my relationships and my general sense of self. If I’m not satisfied in the present, I stop living in the present altogether: my point of reference shifts […]
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Sept. 29, 2017, 4:11 p.m.

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.