6 cool ways to get married

Here I’m recollecting your favorite top 10 ways to get married.

1. Enter the show “marry at first sight”

I’ve never tried it, I don’t even watch TV, but apparently there is a show called “marry at first sight” or maybe it’s called “lets get married” or something. The point is, just sign up for the show, and the producers literally do the rest. Again, I’ve never done this personally, so this is not professional or life advice.

2. Go for an MBA

…or any other study. Sure, an MBA is expensive, and any other Masters is expensive and not-so-useful, but the classes put you in the position of interacting with a lot of people. You’re supposed to marry in college, anyway. Marry your school sweetheart. That’s because school really puts people together in cohorts. I wish the whole life would be dealt with in a cohort, but it’s too late for me now (I’ve traveled around the world too many times). Next best thing? – going back to school.

And if you’re old like me, it’s not even that expensive. I mean it’s the same cost as it was when I was young, but now that I’m old, I’m less and less concerned with the cost of things, and I have more and more available money. So the perception is that it costs less now.

3. Panic

I just have to have this on my list. It was in my notes. So, this way of marrying is simple. Just panic and marry anybody. The first person that comes thru the door. Doesn’t even matter the gender, if you panic properly.

And again this is not professional or life advice, because although this may be effective in getting you married, you may run into problems long-term.

4. Mail Order Bride

Now I don’t believe in online dating, especially such an extreme kind where you end up married. If you must do this, why don’t you go to her country first, and explore it there. Sure maybe language barrier will get in the way – that’s just a test of how relentless you are in pursuing your goals. Or maybe her country is dangerous, high rates of express kidnappings and whatnot. Or maybe her country doesn’t have running hot water, or is in a timezone as remote from you as you can imagine. Nevertheless, this is a viable strategy for some.

5. Regular Social Activities

Hey, you can be normal for a second! Meet people organically, and hook up with people who have a mutual interest in you. But for this to work, you have to have at least some interests, so that you can… explore them. So get on it and spawn some interests for yourself! It could be as simple as running. Some women stare me down when I run. Some gay men, too.

6. Going out drinking

Oldie but goodie! Alcohol not only facilitates bad decisions, but social interaction in general. And the playing field of a bar or a club lends itself well to meeting people. If the music is not too loud. And it’s not very crowded.

15 minutes

  • The idea is that when scheduling work, if the piece of work takes 15 minutes or less, don’t even schedule it. Just do it right away. (This reduces a lot of organizational wheel spinning and water treading.)
  • Count every 15 minute interval when working on something – this helps increase focus. See “pomadoro technique”.
  • You can take a break after good 15 minutes of work (also take a longer break after good 1 hour work work)

Planning Tools

  • Gnatt charts
  • Jira : ( or redmine
  • ffcrm
  • financial projections: breakeven analysis
  • SWOT
  • whiteboard -> wireframe -> mockup -> implementation ( back & front ) -> test -> deploy -> monitor
  • the 10 questions to ask to determine, is it worth going to market?
  • Calculating IRR & MIRR
  • marketing maillist
  • Zoho?