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[30 Jul 2008 | 12 Comments | ]
Manliness Trait: Never Use Eight Words When Four Will Do

I stole this line directly from the remake of Ocean’s Eleven. Brad Pitt’s character (Rusty) was a man of very few words, but an extremely effective communicator.
Rusty coaches Matt Damon to “never use eight words, when four will do“. As Damon’s character (Linus) prepares for a one-time only attempt at the sting, Rusty wanted Linus to be an effective communicator and to NOT get on the nerves of Terry Benedict (Andy Garcia) – which could blow up the whole charade.
What Rusty was afraid of, was that Linus was …

Ramblings »

[24 Jul 2008 | 3 Comments | ]
Just Do It Because I Said So!

RTM was graced with the honor to do guest post for the tremendous site, DiscoveringDad.net. Jeremy, author and publisher, shares his knowledge of fatherhood with great wit, charisma, and an incredibly effective writing style.
I used to hear this all the time from my parents. As a new parent, I am certain I will be saying this at some point to my kids too.
As parents, we always want what’s best for our children. One of those things is to protect them at all costs. We will make imperative …

Man Up »

[15 Jul 2008 | 5 Comments | ]
Man Up Your Delivering Of Bad News

I opened my mail this morning and discovered my auto insurance company is dropping me as a customer because of a fender bender from 2 and 1/2 years ago.  I simply couldn’t believe my eyes.  In this world of uncertain times, I understand things don’t always make sense, but has my insurance company completely lost its mind???  Do they really want to control this message in a form letter?
Not that it matters, but I have an impeccable driving record and this was a minor incident that caused minor payments to …

The List, We Love Women »

[21 Jun 2008 | 3 Comments | ]
Top 10 First Date Conversations

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Man Up »

[17 Jun 2008 | One Comment | ]
Man Up Your Email Communication

“The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.”
George Bernard Shaw

There was a recent article in the NYT’s that discussed the perils of email and what happens when a good thing goes terribly wrong. Companies of all sizes are taking these matters into their own hands by implementing drastic, but oftentimes, necessary measures to help curb the insanity that has become email. Over at 43Folders, Merlin Mann writes and speaks of his Inbox Zero project. I highly suggest you check …