"Welcome to the forums, Mike, and glad to see another young man (just turned 22 myself) on the path of self-improvement. Also, love the "syndrome" phrase. I might just use it down the road to explain why I've taken such a…"
"Alright iam going to be a dick who says it. You can try to be like Bond but you will not be him. The first reason is that he is a fictional idealised book/TV character. He never takes a shit, never says something stupid and never strikes out on a…"
"success along the way?
I think for past generations - our parents and grandparents, depending on your age - success was defined as making a better life for your children. We lost that perspective and are so self focused we can't imagine…"
"Mike - I honor your vulnerability in asking this question. I think the answers various men give that are a sign of how prevalent the 'boys in men's body' / Baskin syndrome is. Some men recognize it - others have no idea.
There is lots…"
"Being James Bond is a boy's dream, not a man's.
IMO, if Bond is your idol, you aren't ready to be a man. It's fiction. No one is completely satisfied with their career in the worst of times except one dimensional characters like…"
"Um, Bond isn't at the policy level. Bond is the blunt instrument of destruction with a refined gentleman's veneer.
He's literally the junior officer who boards the sinking U-boat with every intention of shooting anybody…"
"I don't think they had to wait years for most of it. I think they had a mentality of setting goals, setting resources to those goals and making it work, focused on those goal.
They also enjoyed success ALONG the way. The key…"
"Fantastic response, David. My dad was/is a Bond fanatic and I'm only now realizing why after years of thinking, "But...shouldn't he be more discrete as a secret agent?"
The thing I enjoyed about the restart is that it really…"
"Mostly basing it Craig's performance in Skyfall (which is especially interesting when you contrast that with his character in Casino Royale) but I've always considered Sean Connery as one of the classiest men in the world."
"I use the term Maxim Boys, but Baskins is about the same. The good thing is that the Maxim's market share is falling. The Maxim boy aesthetic is falling out if favor. It is no longer the ideal to sit on the kick it, drink…"
First of all let me explain why I want to quit my current job.*A few months ago I asked for more challenges and told my supervisor I wanted to learn more. She said I could get training etc... I didn't get those (they were looking into things). They don't give me the chance to learn new techniques. I have the feeling I'm stuck in this job and have reached a plateau-phase on my learning curve. I don't have the feeling I'm making any progress.*Communication between supervisors and staff is poor…See More
"Brilliant David, I will follow up on the university I am looking into (Open University in the UK), if you know it.
I love the question, where do their MBA's go? Will email and see what response I get.
This is mainly an online qualification,…"
"The why you do something is so important, it will be the making or breaking point. I kind of have the same reasons you do, except I am in a good role (general manager), but my business knowledge is lacking, also I want to know that should anything…"
"Thank you David.
This is advice which comes up frequently, many have probably fallen into the trap. I guess institutions recognised that a quick buck can be made and took advantage of students.
I have found an institute that holds the 3…"