Gentlemen of History

Abraham Lincoln on the Importance of Reading in a Gentleman’s Life

Mr. Reed

Mr. Reed

Founding Member at The Distinguished Society of Fine Gentlemen
"Leadership is a potent combination of strategy and character. But if you must be without one, be without the strategy." - Norman Schwarzkopf
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“Sorry, I’m just not a reader”. I can remember myself saying that line on many occasions growing up. I’d bet at least a handful of you can remember yourself saying it too. And while maybe for some of you it was a clever way to get out of extra reading at home, for me it […]

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The Simplest Thing – What History’s Most Influential Men Have In Common

Mr. Reed

Mr. Reed

Founding Member at The Distinguished Society of Fine Gentlemen
"Leadership is a potent combination of strategy and character. But if you must be without one, be without the strategy." - Norman Schwarzkopf
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Ludwig van Beethoven: A brilliant German composer in the late 1700’s and early 1800’s. Aristotle: A Greek philosopher and scientist who lived hundreds of years before Christ. Charles Dickens: One of history’s greatest writers. Lived and worked during the Victorian Era. What do these men have in common? These men share a pastime with many […]

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Do You Believe In Magic? – The “Walt Disney Effect”

Mr. Reed

Mr. Reed

Founding Member at The Distinguished Society of Fine Gentlemen
"Leadership is a potent combination of strategy and character. But if you must be without one, be without the strategy." - Norman Schwarzkopf
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What comes to your mind when you hear the name, “Walt Disney”? Perhaps you are reminded of a childhood memory of you and your siblings watching your favorite Disney film over and over. Maybe you are taken back to the first time you stepped foot in one of the Disney Theme Parks, and all the […]

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Dead Gentleman Walking

Mr. Rafal

Mr. Rafal

Founding Member at The Distinguished Society of Fine Gentlemen
"I have great faith in fools; self-confidence my friends call it." - Poe
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“This is Halloween, this is Halloween,” are potentially familiar song lyrics if you were alive in the 90’s. And with Halloween just a few days away we will distill some lessons on gentlemanly leadership from an unlikely place… The first full length claymation movie, Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas. Today we will be looking […]

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The 13 Core Virtues of a Gentleman – As told by Benjamin Franklin

Mr. Reed

Mr. Reed

Founding Member at The Distinguished Society of Fine Gentlemen
"Leadership is a potent combination of strategy and character. But if you must be without one, be without the strategy." - Norman Schwarzkopf
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Ben Franklin had no shortage of wisdom to share with the world during his time here. He invented bifocals, the smokeless coal stove, the lightning rod, and Daylight Saving Time. He had countless other contributions worthy of being written about all on their own. But today, dear reader, I am not here to simply discuss […]

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