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Monthly Archives: April 2012

Recruiting Rene: Or, thinking and executing success, as only a recruiter can! – Part 109 of a Continuing Series

From Rene’s Unpublished Rule 6, we’re still working on… *** To notice which fact is simple, and to mark the interval, *** Let’s back up to noticing simple facts. By the way, thanks to Mary Burback for her helpful recommendation. Mary, do let us know if you decide to take any of those piano lessons. […]

Notes on Liechtenauer #38

“Get thee a teacher!” Padsy S – 2012 (aka Pasquale Scopelliti) Before we move on to explore our master’s five cuts and other technical matters, I feel a great obligation to give honor to my teachers and to urge you to go find one for yourself. As I understand the modern revival of historical swordsmanship, […]

Your Daily Recruiting Journal, Part 45 of a Continuing Series

In addition to slowing down to speed up, there was another key to my cure. I had to get back on the wagon after I fell off. Between age 30 – with my six month bout of walking pneumonia – and our move to Boston at age 35, I had experimented with tentative exercise programs, […]

The Godfather Commentaries #33

“Friendship is everything. Friendship is more than talent. It is more than government. It is almost the equal of family. Never forget that. If you had built up a wall of friendships you wouldn’t have to ask me to help.” The Godfather, Chapter 1, Page 38, Paragraph 3, Sentences 14 – 19 Friendship is everything. […]

Recruiting Rene: Or, thinking and executing success, as only a recruiter can! – Part 108 of a Continuing Series

The simplest term to hold onto in our discussion so far has been “urgency.” I’ve argued that it is made up out of the two elements desire and frustration, but the thing that has triggered strongest reaction has just been the topic of urgency itself. That’s interesting. The evil side of this conversation, for recruiters, […]

Notes on Liechtenauer #37

“Learn five cuts from the right hand. He who can defend himself with these, he should be praised, his skill rewards him well. “Thereupon we come to the right grounding that is the rollicking fighter’s art!” Johnny L – 1389 Until now you didn’t absolutely have to pick up a sword to benefit. You could […]

Your Daily Recruiting Journal, Part 44 of a Continuing Series

What is the analogy to running in recruiting? What about sprinting, jogging, long distance road work? The long slog of getting through to people you don’t know, introducing yourself and connecting is the “running” of recruiting. To sprint would be to make calls fast, many of them. The marathon would be the longest amount of […]

The Godfather Commentaries #32

“Do what you want. It’s good you wish to be a father to your children. A man who is not a father to his children can never be a real man… Who says you can’t live your life exactly as you want to live it?” The Godfather, Chapter 1, Page 37, Paragraph 5, Sentences 20 […]

Recruiting Rene: Or, thinking and executing success, as only a recruiter can! – Part 107 of a Continuing Series

…And to mark the interval, You’ve surely heard the term “benchmarking” in business, haven’t you? Walk…in your mind’s eye…into any fabric store. Look around. You’ll see a long table where the rolls are rolled out AND when purchases are about to be finished, where the yards are measured. In some stores, people always have to […]

Notes on Liechtenauer #36

“This fencing desire and cheerfully do.” Johnny L – 1389 We’ve noted this attitude already in our master’s counsels. It’s impossible to fail to picture him laughing as he defeats you over and over again in training. He absolutely loves fighting. He adores his sword, especially his long sword. And, he simply thrills to the […]