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F3nation-wide posts. Formerly Butcher’s Word.

Relentlessness, By Definition

October 16, 2011 | | 2 Comments

A friend and client of mine invited me to an internal business conference that he entitled “Relentless.” In the opening session, he acknowledged the many challenges faced by his company in the coming year, but exhorted his associates to drive … Continue reading

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OUTCOME ENGINEERS AND ACADEMIC HUMILITY

October 14, 2011 | | 12 Comments

     In addition to grading kids on their actual knowledge, some elementary schools are also grading them on how cocky they are about it by assessing whether the kid shows academic humility; understands that no matter how much we know, … Continue reading

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F Bomb

October 11, 2011 | | 7 Comments

     Chris Christie is the governor of New Jersey.  A lot of Republicans have been bugging him to run for president lately, and he’d  been vacillating a bit.  It must be a pretty big ego blast to have people telling … Continue reading

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In the Garden of Boredom

October 10, 2011 | | 7 Comments

This makes me 100% apostate based on its public reception, but In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler’s Berlin was a tough book for me to finish.  Written by the acclaimed WSJ investigatory journalist … Continue reading

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A MISSION FOR F3?

October 8, 2011 | | 5 Comments

     Antonio Table (leader of F3/Latta) found this article by Bill Bennett (Reagan’s Secretary of Education), that decries the decline of American men as manifested in guys now in the Second Quarter (20 to 35).  He cites three troublesome … Continue reading

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Sweepertee: J. Elmo Fagg, Founder and Leader…

October 7, 2011 | | 16 Comments

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

Within a two-hour span today I had a conversation with Dredd followed by an email from The Purple Crayon both about the band REM. 

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The Sweet Nothings Of The Soft-Commit

October 3, 2011 | | 2 Comments

     There have been many times (too many) when I have been so grossly out of shape that my self-disgust has motivated a Hard-Commit to get back into shape.  It hasn’t always worked–sometimes I UA on myself–but it worked … Continue reading

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Un-emotional Headlock

October 2, 2011 |

       This article  from the Charlotte Observer describes a pay-to-play boot-camp workout that sounds as good as such things get.  The guy who wrote it (Joe DePriest) does a pretty good job selling it until the second to last … Continue reading

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The Biggest Loser – The Power of Accountability

October 2, 2011 | | One Comment

Outside of sporting events and political news shows, I just don’t find the time or interest in television.  However, I must admit that I find myself drawn to the primetime show, “The Biggest Loser”.  I couldn’t put my finger on … Continue reading

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The Wildman Conversation

September 28, 2011 | | 3 Comments

Thanks to Dredd and Pinch for their permission to post these emails and kick-start this initial Conversation, which manages to draw together books, diet, gear and the need to live a life of adventure — pretty much every one of … Continue reading

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