Penguin: Truth Tellers versus Triumph of the Lie

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Who, Me?

Found this while browing, in comments to Robert Ringer’s Triumph of the Lie, itself worth reading.

Doug Casey  .. Douglas “Doug” Casey is an American-born free market economist, best-selling financial author, and international investor and entrepreneur.

Gerald Celente  .. Gerald Celente is an American trend forecaster, publisher of the Trends Journal, business consultant and author who makes predictions about the global financial markets and other events of historical importance.

Bob Chapman  ..  Bob Chapman publishes International Forecaster, and brings to bear a lifetime of trading experience in gold and silver.

Bill Fleckenstein  .. William A. Fleckenstein is president of Fleckenstein Capital, a money management firm based in Seattle. He writes a daily Market Rap column for his Web site, Fleckensteincapital.com, as well as the popular column Contrarian Chronicles for MSN Money.

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Review: The Five Love Languages–How to Express Heartfelt Commitment to Your Mate (Paperback)

5 Star, Consciousness & Social IQ

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5.0 out of 5 stars Required Gift for “Hard” Men,

March 19, 2006
Gary Chapman
I freely confess to being what Peter Drucker calls a “mono-maniac,” which is a person who has reached a point in life where one really big issue drives them and all that they do. As I think back on a life as a Marine Corps infantry officer and a clandestine case officer (spy), I really wish that stuff like this was covered at every life stage–from Family Life in high school to Life 101 in college to “tradeoffs and compromises” in Officer Candidate School and at The Farm.

As someone who is at the top of their professional game, and with what may well be one of the lowest “social IQS” around, I absolutely recommend this book, and its children-oriented companion, as gifts for those you care about how might be, like me, too focused on the “hard” world and not paying enough attention on the home front.

It is a simple formula, easy to understand, easy to apply, and the book is a “soft” equivalent of a “2 x 4” hit on the head of a jackass–once the message is received, I think it does have some positive effect.

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Review: The Five Love Languages of Children (Paperback)

5 Star, Consciousness & Social IQ

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5.0 out of 5 stars Essential Gift for New and Long-Standing Parents,

March 19, 2006
Gary Chapman
It’s never too late to get with the program. See my primary review of “The Five Love Languages” for additional details. This author has a simple formula, easy to understand and easy to apply. This book is the best possible gift for both new and long-standing parents, especially in this age to two-income families, striving to fit too much into each day, and in the face of the Internet and television as a corosive alternative to parenting. I’m no saint–barely competent as a parent–this book is in my case a badly needed intervention. It took three children for me to figure this stuff out. Buy five copies and gently make a difference to five families.
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