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The Soul of a Man in a Soulless Bureaucracy

Grinding it out, day after day, and digging deep when you’re exhausted. What if you grind it out day after day according to a kind of plan and you work at a job you like—you don’t love it—but you like … Continue reading

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What I know as a man I wish I knew as a child.

Private actions have public consequences: Treat women better. I was born in 1960, was a teenager in the 70s, a young adult in the 80s. The sexual revolution was nothing compared to its fallout in the 70s and 80s. As … Continue reading

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Why does working in an office sap us of our courage?

 Why does working in an office sap us of our courage? I can’t figure this out and it’s making me crazy. Why is it that working in an office seems to sap us of our courage? Maybe it doesn’t sap … Continue reading

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Very Excited To Have Launched A New Project: www.authenticmasculinity.com

Ladies and gentlemen; Thank you for dropping in. On January 1st of 2015 my great good friend Jonathan Frappier and I launched a new project. It is called Authentic Masculinity ( www.authenticmasculinity.com ). It is our goal to create the world’s … Continue reading

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Are You An Authentic Man? 3 of 3

Are You An Authentic Man? 3 of 3 Do you have these 16 (TIMELESS) qualities of an Authentic (Victorian) Man? Test yourself against these questions to find out. This is the third post in a three-part series on how to … Continue reading

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Are You An Authentic Man? Part 2 of 3

Are You An Authentic Man? 2 of 3 Do you have these 16 qualities of an Authentic Man? Test yourself against these questions to find out.   Sixth, Courage to Dream. Do you have big dreams? Do your dreams inspire … Continue reading

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Are You An Authentic Man? Part 1 of 3

Are You An Authentic Man? 1 of 3 Do you have these 16 qualities of an Authentic Man? Test yourself against these questions to find out. First, Self-Control. In the midst of chaos can you keep your sense of self-mastery? … Continue reading

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Great Moments of Decision

“There is often a conspiracy in each man against himself; he hunts for excuses to cover up his disobedience, but in a single moment, life can be changed– not by pulling oneself through the power of one’s own will,  but … Continue reading

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Some Excellent Feedback from a Close Friend on “10 Ideas That Really Work”

I recently met with some college students to talk about how they can get an edge in this incredibly tough job market. I posted the comments under “10 Ideas That Really Work: Getting A Sharp Edge For Your Job Interview” … Continue reading

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10 Ideas That Really Work: Get A Sharp Edge For Your Job Interview

Where are you in your job search? Do the two major shifts in the US economy have you concerned? Does the single biggest shift in the global economy in the history of the world have your attention? If you’re competing … Continue reading

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