Treize Khushrenada and the Psychology of Power

His was the face of a world consumed by war, and in watching the career of Treize Khushrenada, though fictional,…

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Announcing Lives of the Luminaries

After reading Quintus Curtius’ Digest, I was inspired. After seeing the complete failure of our “leadership” in response to the…

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3 Little Known Persuasion Lessons from Aristotle’s Rhetoric

Aristotle’s Rhetoric begins with a definition: Rhetorical study, in its strict sense, is concerned with the modes of persuasion. But…

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Take 5 Steps and Become More Persuasive

My first real foray into the world of sales, selling, and persuasion came a few years ago at a seminar…

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The 5 Simplest Ways to Improve Your Writing Skills

I’ve been writing a long time. This is my second year freelancing. I’ve written non-fiction. I’ve written fiction I will…

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Boris Johnson: Clown or Genius?

Recently, Britain got a new prime minister, the former Mayor of London, Boris Johnson. It came during a time of…

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Is Charisma Changeable?

Donald Trump’s chances for re-election look good, but I do wonder whether he’s quite the charismatic force of nature that…

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Why Henry V’s Band of Brother’s Speech was so Persuasive

408 words have stood the test of time. They are feted and celebrated as much now as they were nearly…

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Win Bigly: Review

More than anyone else besides the man himself, Dilbert creator Scott Adams gained notoriety from Donald Trump’s “unexpected” election win.…

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He Who Endures the Most Unfairness, Wins

People tend to make excuses to avoid work or hardship, a phenomenon that I call the Excuse Demon. One of…

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