Author: Gary

Believe or not I once had an imaginary one question employment application form. The one question I asked was the following question: ARE YOU A MANIAC? Meet “Boo.” I met Boo in Rio de Janeiro. In August.  Boo is a Management Consultant. Meet “Lisa.” I met Lisa in 29 Palms in May. Lisa is a more »

“Clearly, she doesn’t have a dog!” Last night I attended a lecture in Santa Monica, California titled “What We Know About the Inside of the Earth.” Among other things the lecturer – who is working on a PhD in Geology at UCLA – told us diamonds are not forever. “If you leave your diamonds out more »

ALTERNATIVE REALITY. I saw a pancake advertisement on a sign on Ventura Blvd in Sherman Oaks yesterday that was a picture of a pancake with the caption, “Chocolate Chip Macadamia Nut Pancake. I thought, “How boring.” STRONG VISUAL BRANDING HAS IMPACT THAT PRODUCES RESULTS. Compare that saccharine sentimental chocolate chip macadamia nut pancake advertisement to more »

With the rise of AI and 3-D printers mankind’s biological drives will not go away. To keep our mental balance all of us will continue to say yes to life with style no matter how advanced computer technology becomes. Look at the beautiful simple hat that woman is wearing. Her choice to wear the simple hat she is wearing sends the message to me that she is more »

The well dressed man with a smile and friendly expression on his face will always be noticed and will be easy to connect to. Appearances matter, they leave a lasting impression. This man above has a welcoming appearance/demeanor. People will like or love him the minute they see him. The message his clothing and smile more »

There are stylish people everywhere. ADVICE FOR MEN: BE A CREATIVE ONE OF A KIND FASHION ICON. I have never seen a man wear a yoga outfit quite like the outfit this man is wearing. If you want to stand out, stand apart, and be noticed wear a yoga outfit like this one. Gary Smolker, more »

I am having wonderful conversations with interesting people. At dinner tonight Ronaldo – a complete stranger in my life until three days ago – and I discussed HOW TO DO NOTHING WITH STYLE. Brazil is the land of happy music, bright colors and women wearing bikinis at the beach, at swimming pools, wherever they are more »

A young cosmetic dentist I know inspired me by his curiosity to post that. Like many ambitious people he is a lifetime student. Like many “coaches” I get great joy from SHOWING people how to do things. That is why I am a passionate person. IT iS NOT IMPOSSIBLE TO HAVE TEETH THIS WHITE! WOMEN: more »

Achieving/reaching a state of TRANQUILITY has sharpened my perceptions. Bottom line: People who are not passionately motivated about what they are doing will not be capable of putting forth the effort to achieve greatness. They have already lost the race before the starting gun has been shot. They are the living dead.Brazil is FULL OF more »

Women care deeply about bathrooms. This hotel has wonderful public restrooms, each public restroom is designed and decorated differently than all the others. If a man really likes a woman he should take her on holiday to this resort JUST to be considerate. This hotel has many other features that make it visually delightful. Many professional more »