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"Thomas Clifford has made something useful here. This report will give you some really catchy, useful ideas.

It made me reconsider how I do what I do, so you might give it a look-see, too!" 

Chris Brogan, President, Human Business Works 

"Tom Clifford is by trade a filmmaker. For most of his life, he rarely wrote anything longer than a brief comment in the margin of a script. 

Now, though, he's producing tens of thousands of words a year, first as a Fast Company "Expert Blogger," and then as a writer for the Content Marketing Institute. 

How did Tom go from a non-writer to a prolific and much-read one? His eBook, '5 (Ridiculously Simple) Ways . . . , ' holds some of his secrets."

Mark Levy, Author of "Accidental Genius: Using Writing to Generate your Best Ideas, Insight, and Content"

“Tom is one of the nicest people you’ll ever meet—if you have the privilege to meet him. And he does sterling work as well. But don’t just take my word for it.

Read this free report and you’ll not just love its tone and content, but learn a lot as well.”

Sean D’Souza, Psychotactics.com

“Anyone who wants to improve their writing needs this e-book. A lot of ebooks are short because they just don’t have much substance to offer. They’re not worth your time (and so are many of the long ones, too, for that matter). Tom’s is short because he’s so good at giving you only what you need to know. 

‘5 (Ridiculously Simple) Ways to Write Faster, Better, Easier’ lives up to its promise by example as well as in the words themselves. Tom used the very same techniques he teaches you to write this book. 

And what’s in here is not just a rehash of the same tired ideas you find coming from people who have suddenly fancied themselves as writing gurus. There are tricks in here I never heard of (like the Writing Funnel) and some I had forgotten about and was glad to be reminded of (like Sporadic Writing).” 

Michael Martine, Blog Alchemist, Remarkablogger.com 

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Tom's SpeedLink #7

Another mixed bag of interesting links...

1. Decisions Come from the Stories We Tell
Kathy Hansen points us to the Decision Manifesto with stories at the heart of every decision.

2. Albert Maysles Keeps Watchful Eye On Life
Many consider Maysles the Grandfather of the documentary. In this recent interview with NY1, he shares a funny moment before he filmed The Beatles arriving in America in 1964: "February 1964 got a telephone call from Grenada Television, 'The Beatles are arriving in two hours would you like to make a film on them?' Put my hand over the phone and said to my brother, 'Who are The Beatles? Are they any good?' He said, 'Oh they're great,'" says Maysles.

3. Are we solving the same problem?
Another fabulous reminder from Seth Godin on the importance of asking the right questions to solve the right problems.

4. Seven Lies About Lying (Part 1)
Errol Morris's recent NYTimes two-part article on the nature of lying.

5. Hands On
An utterly captivating 50-minute NPR podcast on the lost art of working with our hands. Take a short journey on the importance of making things and fixing things. The show features two guests; Matthew Crawford, philosopher, motorcycle mechanic and author of Shop Class as Soulcraft and Richard Sennett, author of The Craftsman. Knowledge vs. craft work. Off-shore vs. domestic. The personal and social importance of working with our hands. The impact of the disappearance of shop class and tools. The most thought-provoking 50 minutes you'll spend in a while!


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