Robert Ringer Archives


Let the Good Times Roll

Posted on March 11, 2014 by Robert Ringer

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Some years ago, a guy by the name of Stephen Wilkinson thought he had won a $102,000 jackpot on a twenty-five-cent Wheel of Fortune at a Philadelphia Park Casino slot machine.  “Not so fast, Stevo baby,” said the casino’s management, who insisted it was all a big mistake — a “communication error.” The casino explained […]

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Left to Wonder

Posted on March 6, 2014 by Robert Ringer

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When I was a teenager, one of my good friends was Gary Nathan.  Gary was one of those kids who was the target of the school’s taunters and teasers.  Even nice guys threw barbs at him, but he took it all in a good-natured way. I probably teased Gary myself on occasion … I honestly […]

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Your Hidden Genius

Posted on February 27, 2014 by Robert Ringer

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I’ve had an emotional attachment to Sylvester Stallone and his Rocky films since 1977.  It all began when one of my secretaries told me she had seen a movie over the weekend that was a “must see” for me.  She went on to say that Sylvester Stallone’s success with his first Rocky film closely paralleled […]

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Snowstorms and Unemployment

Posted on February 16, 2014 by Robert Ringer

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Isn’t is remarkable that vote-hungry politicians continue their never-ending extensions of unemployment benefits, even though these benefits, like minimum-wage laws, actually cause unemployment? The fact is that when many people say they can’t find a job, what they really mean is they can’t find the job they want, at the wage they want, under the […]

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Fighting the Funk

Posted on February 11, 2014 by Robert Ringer

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A reader (“John”) recently asked me a number of questions that I’ve been asked many times before, in one form or another: I’ve read your book Looking Out For #1 and the part that particularly catches my eye is where you were down to the point of living out of a Ryder truck. … I’d […]

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Who’s the Biggest Pinhead of All?

Posted on February 4, 2014 by Robert Ringer

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After Bill O’Reilly’s childish bloviating for a week about his upcoming interview with Barack Obama on Super Bowl Sunday, guaranteeing viewers that he was going to ask questions that were different from any Obama has ever before heard and that the questions would be cast in such a way as to leave no wiggle room […]

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Doing It Your Way

Posted on January 27, 2014 by Robert Ringer

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Some years ago, I had a long talk with my good friend John Pugsley, whom I believe was one of the most clear-headed thinkers of our time.  One of the things John and I discussed at some length is a subject that is front and center in the minds of most entrepreneurs and businesspeople today: […]

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Free to Choose

Posted on January 23, 2014 by Robert Ringer

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One of the things that fascinates me about life is my mental state when I wake up every morning.  Some mornings, I feel as though I need a head massage to get my brain cells going.  Other mornings, I feel a heightened state of awareness that tells me it’s going to be a great day. […]

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Making Ripples

Posted on January 22, 2014 by Robert Ringer

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A while back, I received an interesting e-mail from a subscriber that read: “I am unsubscribing.  I really enjoyed reading your letters, until you decided to bring your politics into it.  I’m sorry, but I’m with the 70 percent of the country that disagrees with you.  You are a very smart man and a gifted […]

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Welcome to My Play of Life

Posted on January 21, 2014 by Robert Ringer

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Have you ever entertained the thought that you are the only person on earth and that everyone else — family, friends, business associates, and total strangers — are but actors in your play of life?  Perhaps I’m just weird, but this thought first struck me when I was about six or seven years old. Taking […]

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