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November 19, 2013

Succeed or Fail vs. Succeed or Learn to Succeed: The choice is yours

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Above, two figures from Steven J. Spear's superb 2010 book, "The High-Velocity Edge."

In it you can learn why losers lose and winners win.

Cheap at twice the price.

But hey — that's just me.

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Wall-Mounted Table

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From the website:

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Create a beautiful modern dining space with this minimalist table.

The Wall-Mounted Table uses a uniquely-engineered steel mounting system to provide a sleek and stable surface.

In a small space this elegant design affords little intrusion and makes table legs a thing of the past.

Solid English walnut with a natural finish.

30"W x 30"D x 9"H.

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This is so in Shoebox Dwelling's wheelhouse it's not even funny.

Yo Natalia: Am I right or am I right?

$420.

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"Microcosmos (Siren)" — Marc Quinn's 18-karat-gold, 100-pound sculpture of Kate Moss (2008)

From Business Insider: "'Microcosmos (Siren)'was made from 10 kilograms (22 pounds) of 18-karat-gold and was originally created to be part of a British Museum exhibition. Having fulfilled its original purpose, the statue was then put up for auction at Sotheby's. 'Microcosmos (Siren)' had an estimate of £500,000-700,000 and was gulped down by an eager Asian collector for a stunning £577,250 ($908,245) via telephonic bid."

More: "Regarding the Siren, Quinn mentions that he selected Moss since he believes her to be the contemporary version of the Sphinx. A mystery. He claimed, 'She is a mirror of ourselves, a knotted Venus of our age.'" She is a mirror of ourselves, a knotted Venus of our age.

Just so, considering last year she was the highest-paid model in the world, taking in an estimated $9.2 million.

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[via the New York Times

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Super Mario Playing Cards

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From the website:

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Super Mario Playing Cards are the perfect collectible item for Super Mario fans.

There are THREE great versions of the sets to choose from: the standard set is a classic cartoon style while the enhanced 3D neon version will suit design fans. Finally, the 8-bit set is for the ultimate lover of retro.

The faces will, of course feature all your favorite Mario characters with each different set having its own unique picture of Mario on the back. And if you just can't choose, then get all three!

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$30.

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Here comes the Hot Stepper: Diane von Fursternberg x New York Fashion Week through Google Glass

For a change I thought I'd give this spot over to the pros.

YouTube caption: "Experience the DVF Spring 2013 show at New York Fashion Week through the eyes of the people who made it happen — the stylists, the models, and Diane von Furstenberg herself. All the footage here was filmed using Google Glass. See what happens when fashion and technology come together like never before."

Wait a sec... what's that music I'm hearing?

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Flashing Multicolor LED Ring

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Trippy.

Or as we used to say back in the day, "A real light show."

From the website:

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Our 1-1/4"-diameter lighted ring is made of translucent white plastic with a slot so it fits all sizes.

The internal LED has six (6) modes:

• Fast flash

• Slow fade

• Slower fade

• Flashing red

• Flashing blue

• Flashing green

Includes replaceable coin cell batteries.

Perfect for a princess, wizard, or club kid.

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$2.50

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