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Monday Mash-Up ~ Vol. 2, Ep. 6

By Tom Ruwitch

Let’s Work on Our Connections + Nomadland is a Haunting, Powerful Movie + The Story Behind Chloé Zhao’s Storytelling

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Monday Mash-Up ~ Vol. 2, Ep. 5

By Tom Ruwitch

Tips for Producing Better Content + Valentine’s Song List + Dr. Pele “Combining Your Business And Passion To Create Profitable Happiness” + Books and Emails by James Clear + A Movie about the Great Quincy Jones + Wise words from James Clear

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Monday Mash-Up ~ Vol. 2, Ep. 4

By Tom Ruwitch

Marian Brickner’s 100-Page Book + Ted Prodromou’s Secret to Success + Due Tramonti (Two Sunsets) by Ludovico Einaudi + Powerful Words from Alice Walker

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How Eddie Murphy’s Fear Can Make You Better

By Tom Ruwitch

I used to think Eddie Murphy was fearless.  I mean think of him at his peak… He was a badass. A comedy legend. Full of bluster. The coolest cat in town.  This guy:  Fearful? No way!  Then, I saw him on a 2019 episode of Jerry Seinfeld’s Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee and… Eddie said…

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Monday Mash-Up, Vol. 2, Ep. 3

By Tom Ruwitch

Dr. Pelè aThe Profitable Happiness™ Podcast + The Tim Ferriss Show + Downton Abbey The English Game + Taylor Swift

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The Return of the Monday Mash-Up, Vol. 2, Ep. 1

By Tom Ruwitch

Ted Prodromou Ginger or Mary Ann? + Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson + Free Photos + Music to Write By + Words to Live By

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A Less Complicated Way to Power up Business Growth

By Tom Ruwitch

Happy National Screenwriters Day.  (Yeah, that’s a thing).  Last night, to get into the holiday spirit, I picked up my copy of “Story – Substance, Structure, Style, and the Principles of Screenwriting” by Robert McKee.  Great book — especially if you want to be a screenwriter.  Marketers swear by it, too… …especially ones who understand…

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Recommended Reading…

By Tom Ruwitch

During my down time last week, I read this essay by Ann Patchett, published in the January 2021 issue of Harper’s Magazine.  Ann Patchett is a writer whose books I like.  And she’s a business owner whose bookstore I love.  She opened Parnassus Books on the south side of Nashville in 2011… …because the city’s…

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How TV’s Greatest Host Can Help You Be a Great Marketer

By Tom Ruwitch

I was browsing through some of my favorite old marketing training discs the other day and came across one by Dave Dee… …whom I still listen to today.  Back in 2007 Dave offered some unconventional advice about how to write better emails:  Watch Regis Philbin on television, Dave advised.  I don’t recall what I thought about…

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Recommended Reading and Big Lessons re: What You Control

By Tom Ruwitch

Roughly once a year, I read  Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl.   Frankl was a Holocaust survivor who later wrote about his experiences as a prisoner at the Auschwitz concentration camp.   The book is heavy stuff, yes. But it’s also full of huge lessons for business and life.   These are strange days. Many call them “dark…

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