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Monthly Archives: June 2012

Your Daily Recruiting Journal, Part 62 of a Continuing Series

We’ll be a little disjointed today. First, I have to share this morning’s exciting numbers, though! Blood sugar at rising was 100, on the spot. Weight was 163 (also even), just two pounds short of my goal at 165…but…body fat % estimate (from my genius scale with its team of analysts inside) was down to […]

The Godfather Commentaries #50

“You’ve got some labor trouble coming up. My friend can absolutely guarantee to make that trouble disappear. You have a top male star who makes a lot of money for your studio but he just graduated from marijuana to heroin. My friend will guarantee that your male star won’t be able to get any more […]

The FSTOPS(TM) Model for Decision Making, Introduction

During the past year since my diagnosis with diabetes, I’ve learned more about a model for decision making that I created in 1989, than at any previous moment. I’ve used the model for many different purposes, some of which I’ll share in the first posting below where I cover a thumb nail sketch of its […]

Notes on Liechtenauer #54

This is on the Crooked Cut (Krumphau) “Strike the Crooked Cut deftly, cast the point towards the hands. He who uses the Crooked Cut well with a step, he is able to defend against cuts.” Johannes Liechtenauer – 1389 So let’s go there! The only defense is…NOT…a good offense. Defense is wonderful. It is a […]

Your Daily Recruiting Journal, Part 61 of a Continuing Series

First a little more bragging…sorry about that, but well… My Endocrinologist visit last week was awesome. I got pissed off at my doctor for the first time, but we’ll work on that part another time. Have I mentioned that I’m not tracking my calories, or my fat, carbs & protein grams any more, for the […]

The Godfather Commentaries #49

“He had made headlines by purchasing the famed English racing horse Khartoum for the incredible price of six hundred thousand dollars and then announcing that the undefeated racer would be retired and put to stud exclusively for the Woltz stables.” The Godfather, Chapter 1, Page 54, Paragraph 4, Sentence 18. Italian peasants do not believe […]

Your Daily Recruiting Journal, Part 60 of a Continuing Series

Let’s pause now, and take our painfully slow, excessively cautious, careful time. When I push for what I lovingly call “formal thinking,” most recruiters have no interest; in fact they tend to get pissed off at me. While we’re here, let me qualify that I myself am NOT properly trained in formal thinking. I have […]

The Godfather Commentaries #48

“The day before, Hagen had called the most powerful man in the movie labor unions, a man named Billy Goff….He was not surprised that Goff was so agreeable to the Don’s wishes. The family empire, technically, did not extend beyond the New York area, but Don Corleone had first become strong by helping labor leaders. […]

Notes on Liechtenauer #53

“Strike not by chance, Look even how he behaves / initiates. If you have understood this, he can hardly come to blows.” Johannes Liechtenauer – 1389 There is a law of defense. Your body will do it, even if your mind doesn’t want you to do so. You can test this in any social context […]

Your Daily Recruiting Journal, Part 59 of a Continuing Series

Sometimes it’s fun and instructive to tell a bald lie. Consider: * 7 = 1; actually, more accurately, 1 = 7 * No, of course it doesn’t, what could be more false? But, sometimes math can be used poetically, as opposed to technically. And, if you’ll grant me that, then maybe I’m not lying quite […]