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Co-author of East of Tiffany's, 13 short stories of a Latino immigrant's success in USA; a journey from West Harlem to Sutton Place and Park Avenue. Check out the reviews in Amazon.com and in Barnes and Noble.

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Ideas About the Novel is a prophetic book that all writers must own.

Ideas About the Novel by Ortega y Gasset - my translation $0.99


Next to Cervantes, Benito Perez Galdos is the most beloved Spanish writer of all times.

Torquemada at the Stake by Perez Galdos- my translation $0.99

Lazarillo of Tormes - my translation $0.99
Read it in contemporary English -- No Thous, Thees, or King James' Bible language. Transliterated into easy language for enjoyable reading pleasure. Because The Lazarillo of Tormes pointed a new direction, European and American literature benefited with titles that today are considered classics: Cervantes’ Rinconete and Cortadillo; Daniel Defoe’s Moll Flanders, Henry Fielding’s Tom Jones and Joseph Andrews; Tobias Smollett’s Roderick Random, and Peregrine Pickle; Voltaire’s Candide; Charles Dickens’ David Copperfield. And many others to include American works ranging from Mark Twain to Saul Bellow.

Dehumanization of Art by Ortega y Gasset - my translation $0.99
The Dehumanization of Art— is now a constant in music, literature, aesthetics, and philosophy, having come to mean that in post-modern times human-shaped mimesis (representation of the human) is irrelevant to art. According to Ortega, the arts don't have to tell a human story; art should deal with its own forms—and not with the human form.

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East of Tiffany's - bestseller $5
With the city as its backdrop "East of Tiffany's" is filled with earnest tales of love, loss, faith, success and morality. While business terminology is interwoven throughout these short stories, it's not business lessons that I take away with me, but life lessons. The circumstances and the characters' profound humanity are relatable despite their zip code . "Luke, Postmodern Man" offers a new vista into faith, suffering, and love of neighbor. Way after you read this book you'll find yourself thinking about the various characters throughout the series of stories and will find solace in their unwavering faith. The narrators' ability to reflect on their hardships with such serenity is inspiring.



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After I purchased Mary's e-book I started to get 'A's in my essays and term papers! Every page is filled with great writing tips, training lessons, and wonderful useful writing skills! Not only do I write essays for college, but also short stories!
--IVONNIE Indrawan
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Ideas About the Novel by Ortega y Gasset - my translation $0.99
Torquemada at the Stake by Perez Galdos- my translation $0.99
Lazarillo of Tormes - my translation $0.99
Dehumanization of Art by Ortega y Gasset - my translation $0.99
Sentence Openers
East of Tiffany's - bestseller $5


The most beloved short story from Spanish literature
All my books are in NOOK $0.99 or in Amazon KINDLE $0.99








All my books are now in NOOK

Ideas About the Novel is a prophetic book that all writers must own.
Ideas About the Novel by Ortega y Gasset - my translation $0.99

Next to Cervantes, Benito Perez Galdos is the most beloved Spanish writer of all times.

Torquemada at the Stake by Perez Galdos- my translation $0.99

Lazarillo of Tormes - my translation $0.99
Read it in contemporary English -- No Thous, Thees, or King James' Bible language.

Dehumanization of Art by Ortega y Gasset - my translation $0.99
The Dehumanization of Art— is now a constant in music, literature, aesthetics, and philosophy, having come to mean that in post-modern times human-shaped mimesis (representation of the human) is irrelevant to art.

Sentence Openers
How writers open their sentences makes prose agile, interesting, and athletic.

East of Tiffany's - bestseller $5
With the city as its backdrop "East of Tiffany's" is filled with earnest tales of love, loss, faith, success and morality.



My writing was as flat as a sidewalk. And then I downloaded ...

Mary Duffy's Toolbox for Writers
After I purchased Mary's e-book I started to get 'A's in my essays and term papers!
--Ivonnie Indrawan
College student
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Monday, August 31, 2009

Postmodern Leadership - How To Be The Best Leader


Let’s face it; we all sacrifice ourselves to learn skills that will land us a good job and have a go in the daily race that is the pursuit of happiness. But who wants to be stuck doing routine tasks? Apart from a few conformists I’ve known in my time, most workers want to move up, want to get ahead, and want to be promoted — have a prosperous career.

And of course reap the monetary rewards. The way to earn more money is by becoming a supervisor, foreman, manager, or an executive—a leader or a boss.

To begin my discussion let me just mention that ‘leadership’ is a fancy abstract noun difficult to grasp. It’s more useful to discuss the subject with more humble terms. For example, what makes a person a good leader? Is she a good boss? Why?

So, let’s begin by answering this question: What is a leader or a boss? A leader is someone who has people or subordinates to manage. But how do you manage? Leadership isn’t something that one can learn from a textbook. Although management textbooks contain exhaustive pages upon pages, chapters, and volumes, they’re for the most platitudes and commonplaces of little practical use.

Management textbook formula:
Lead by example - Be an equal opportunity boss - Be kind and be a good listener - Be consistent and decisive - Have integrity – Have vision – Get respect – Be tough -

My Formula:

1. Know everyone under your command and fit them into three groups: (1) those who earn and deserve your time (2) those who use up your time, and (3) those who waste your time. To those in group 1, treat them with respect and cultivate them; to those in group 2, treat them with benign tolerance; and those in group 3, treat with benign neglect.

2. Accept that you don’t own all the best human qualities, virtues, skills, and abilities, but nothing should prevent your subordinates from thinking that you do. Image and appearance both count. In a good boss, subordinates prefer to see the high rather than the low—they choose splendor over opaqueness.

3. Think of yourself as being a force. Newton’s First Law of Motion states that if no force acts on a body and the body is at rest, it will remain at rest. In human nature we find this is also true; therefore a good leader must set people in motion and keep them moving.

4. Think of yourself as being the sun. The astronomer Kepler discovered that planets do not move at a constant velocity, but that they move faster when they are close to the sun. The good boss will judge –much like in the bible—who are the quick and who are the deadwood.

5. Know that weeds become deadwood. Former GE’s big boss, Jack Welch once said: “My main job was developing talent. I was a gardener providing water and other nourishment to our top 750 people. Of course, I had to pull out some weeds, too.”
Leadership Myths
Niccolo Machiavelli in his little book, The Prince, gave practical and cynical advice to princes –heads of state. Over the years many textbooks have incorporated Machiavelli’s counsel as sound principles of leadership. Two Machiavellian principles are often cited: (1) the end result is what counts regardless of the means taken, and (2) a leader should make himself feared but not hated.
In business, these two Machiavellian principles, if practiced, achieve ill results. Achieving goals without regard to morals is disgusting, and managing by fear is not only immoral but also counterproductive.
Conclusion
During my long years in business, one sound thought always guided me: Being a leader or a boss means that you have power, and that power is nothing else but force—force to hurt others. Therefore, like electricity, you must always control it, show respect for it, measure it, and use it wisely.

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If you are interested in seeing how I achieved personal success in the United States, you may find my book of short stories East of Tiffany's interesting. Some of the stories are based on my life as an executive, investment banker, and financial adviser to wealthy investors in the East Side of Manhattan.
Close to half-million people have read East of Tiffany's so far. Order your copy from either Amazon.com or Barnes and Noble. See the link on the right sidebar.

Since English is my second language, Mary Duffy --a master of the English language-- aided me not only with the editing, but she also contributed her own stories. I love her writing in "When You Wish Upon a Star." This is a story based on a personal friend's life.

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