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THE TRAIN IS NOT FINE

In Emails by Ivan Throne

  As I write this I am looking out over the harsh, gorgeous sun blazing through the palm trees, sharp green fronds gently tossing in the coastal breeze off the Pacific a mere few miles away down the slope of …

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DEATH OF A PHYSICIST

In Emails by Ivan Throne

  Some conversations you don’t forget. Nearly twenty years ago I lived near Boulder, Colorado. My girlfriend at the time worked in a local nursing home. “There’s a guy you should talk to,” she told me. “He’s a retired physicist …

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IVAN THRONE AND THE DEVIL

In Uncategorized by Ivan Throne

This post is at the request of my team, after they read the email I sent to subscribers of this site earlier today. “It is a good example,” they said, “of the content you provide to men. “You can’t not …

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THE SHAPE OF WAR

In Fundamentals by Ivan Throne

Table of Contents 1. Introduction 2. Frame of Observation 3. Areas of Assessment 4. Government 5. Ideologies 6. Economics 7. Religion 8. Evolution 9. Perceptions and Processes 10. Assessments and Consequences 11. Bespoke Client Outcomes 12. Invitation and Conclusion Introduction …

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THE 100 LESSONS

In Fundamentals by Ivan Throne

1. The universe is impersonal. You must accept that the universe does not notice your pain, your angst, your frustration or your screams. Operate within this frame of neutrality.   2. Ruthlessness is natural. Nature does not have pity or …

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THE NINTH LAW IS NO LAWS

In Fundamentals by Ivan Throne

The man fell to the floor as his adversaries plunged bitter steel into his limbs, his abdomen, his groin. Blood drenched his rich robes, glistening in dark rivulets and pooling on the marble floor. Steel flashed and drops of crimson …

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THE EIGHTH LAW IS PREPOSTEROUSNESS

In Fundamentals by Ivan Throne

The doctor was the best in Manhattan. He was renowned for his insight and experience and had great reputation in his field. His advice was clear and unmistakable to the man and woman who sat painfully before him in his …

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THE SEVENTH LAW IS POWER

In Fundamentals by Ivan Throne

“They are pulling my Daddy’s fingernails out.” The words of the five-year-old were calm but the sadness in his eyes spoke volumes as he repeated himself, standing there in my dining room. “They locked him in a bamboo cage. Now …

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THE SIXTH LAW IS FREEDOM

In Fundamentals by Ivan Throne

“Don’t you dare let that happen again.” My mother’s words were severe, fierce, even harsh as she instructed me. “Don’t you dare let anyone, ever, tell you what you can or cannot read. And never let anyone tell you what …

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THE FIFTH LAW IS POSTURE

In Fundamentals by Ivan Throne

“Hold on a moment!” I exclaimed. “Let me get this right: “You’re telling me that I have sole custody, but alimony to her is twice the amount of child support? That means I have to raise him with no financial …