Monday, September 29, 2014

Can an enemy win by losing?


What would you think of a story were a militarily advanced industrial society, MAIS, is pitted against a non-industrialized cult enemy? Let us call them The Cult. The Cult’s generals have identified the MAIS’s military might as their weakness.

The Cult’s motivation is to kill anyone who is not a member of the cult.They believe that they can win a war against the MAIS by losing. The Cult fights from the back of pickup trucks. While the MAIS fights back using budget busting machines and smart bullets that cost millions of dollars each.  The MAIS puts its fighters in uniforms that identity them as targets. The Cult’s warriors disappear into the civilian population when pursued. When the MAIS shuts The Cult down in one place, they just move to another place. The MAIS fighters have rules of engagement, and they observe civilized rules of war. The Cult believes in savagery and brutality.

The Cult’s strategy is to keep the MAIS winning until they have no bullets left—their will to fight gone and their economy exhausted. How do they accomplish their strategy to keep the MAIS fighting?  Tactically, The Cult commits acts so abhorrent to civilized mores that the MAIS is compelled to attack, and attack and attack.

What do you think?  Does this seem believable? Does it make a good story?

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Thursday, September 18, 2014

Mentoring and Coaching Services

Since publishing The Language of Excellence, I have been asked about training services.  Yes, I am available for training sessions as well as mentoring and coaching services.



In addition to mentoring services Tom Collins is available for selected readings and lectures. To inquire about a possible appearance, contact PLA Media at 615-327-0100 (info@plamedia.com) or to contact the author directly email tom.collins@i65n.com.
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Tom Collins’ books include his book on leadership, The Language of Excellence, and his mystery novels including Mark Rollins’ New Career, Mark Rollins and the Rainmaker, Mark Rollins and the Puppeteer and the newest mystery, The Claret Murders. For signed copies, go to the author’s online store. unsigned print and ebook editions are available from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and other online bookstores. For an audio edition of The Claret Murders go to http://amzn.com/B00IV5ZJEI. The ebook edition for the iPad is available through Apple iTunes’ iBookstore.


Saturday, September 13, 2014

How a Book Will Increase Your Business

A Florida company just purchased one hundred copies of The Language of Excellence as promotional items to get the attention of their VIP prospects. Here are more good reasons to consider a bulk purchase of this unique book on leadership and managing for excellence:

As a door opener—a gift for the very important decision maker
To increase existing business—reward your loyal customers and take the opportunity to find out how you can do even more for them
For team training—equip your team to handle just about anything business (and life) can throw at them


Paperback—unsigned standard edition regularly $29.00:  

Bulk Price, free shipping
3 to 24...................$19
25 to 99................. $12
100 or more............ $10

Hard Coverstandard edition regularly $39.00:

Bulk Price, free shipping
3 to 24 signed by author............ $29
25 or more signed by author........$26

To arrange for a bulk purchase just email me, tom.collins@i65n.com.


Tom Collins’ books include his book on leadership, The Language of Excellence, and his mystery novels including Mark Rollins’ New Career, Mark Rollins and the Rainmaker, Mark Rollins and the Puppeteer and the newest mystery, The Claret Murders. For signed copies, go to the author’s online store. Unsigned print and ebook editions are available from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and other online bookstores. For an audio edition of The Claret Murders go to http://amzn.com/B00IV5ZJEI. The ebook editions only are available through Apple iTunes’ iBookstore and Smashword.com.