Many are concerned that Bold and Determined is going away. Pay attention to the words boys, I never said B&D was going anywhere; except straight to the top. Victor Pride did die unfortunately, but even Jesus was resurrected after 3 days. In the meantime, let’s talk business.
Musashi was a great warrior-poet who killed people with swords and with words. William Randolph Hearst was the inventor of yellow journalism and made many millions from his words. What do you get when you mix them together?
R U T H L E S S – I N T E G R I T Y
The new business model of Bold & Determined is RUTHLESS INTEGRITY.
For the many readers who think this is an impulsive game, who think I’m losing my mind, who think I’m on drugs – I lost my mind a long time ago, I did all the drugs I wanted to do a long time ago. Run a search on my brilliant book NWR for these two words: plotting and planning, see how often those two words appear.
What do you think I was doing for those 6 months? I was plotting and planning the entire next 5 years of Bold & Determined. Here is the next 5 years of B&D: Misunderstood at first, thought to be “yellow journalism” at first, revealed as true genius with the depth of shakespeare while appearing to be as shallow as a puddle. It takes time and that is all it takes. In the meantime, enjoy the spectacle because it is going to be F U N !
ABOUT WILLIAM RANDOLPH HEARST
“William Randolph Hearst (April 29, 1863 – August 14, 1951) was an American newspaper publisher who built the nation’s largest newspaper chain and whose flamboyant methods of Yellow journalism influenced the nation’s popular media by emphasizing sensationalism and human interest stories. Hearst entered the publishing business in 1887 after being given control of The San Francisco Examiner by his wealthy father. Moving to New York City, he acquired The New York Journal and fought a bitter circulation war with Joseph Pulitzer’s New York World that sold papers by giant headlines over lurid stories featuring crime, corruption, graphics, sex, and innuendo. Acquiring more newspapers, Hearst created a chain that numbered nearly 30 papers in major American cities at its peak. He later expanded to magazines, creating the largest newspaper and magazine business in the world.
He controlled the editorial positions and coverage of political news in all his papers and magazines and thereby exercised enormous political influence. He also called for war in 1898 against Spain—as did many other newspaper editors—but he did it in sensational fashion. His peak circulation reached 20 million readers a day in the mid 1930s, but he was a bad money manager and was so deeply in debt that most of his assets had to be liquidated in the late 1930s; but he kept his newspapers and magazines.
His life story was the main inspiration for Charles Foster Kane, the lead character in Orson Welles’s film Citizen Kane. His famous mansion, Hearst Castle, on a hill overlooking the Pacific Ocean near San Simeon, is now a State Historical Monument and a National Historic Landmark.” wiki
“Miyamoto Musashi (c. 1584 – June 13, 1645), was an expert Japanese swordsman and rōnin. Musashi, as he was often simply known, became renowned through stories of his excellent and unique double bladed swordsmanship and undefeated record in his 60 duels (next to “only” 33 of Itō Ittōsai). He was the founder of the Hyōhō Niten Ichi-ryū or Niten-ryū style of swordsmanship and in his final years authored The Book of Five Rings, a book on strategy, tactics, and philosophy that is still studied today.” wiki
Before Musashi died in the mountains, he wrote Dokkodo: The Way of Walking Alone and he passed it along to one of his students. Below is the best translation of it I have been able to find. The Dokkodo was the bare-bones bible of New World Ronin.
Musashi’s 21 Precepts of the Dokkodo:
- In no way should one act contrary to the great future you have before you.
- Don’t Try and look for an easy life.
- Don’t harbor a prejudice or have an attitude about everything.
- Consider your superficiality and have profound thoughts for others.
- Forget about human desire
- Never have regrets about oneself or what you have done.
- There should be no mind of enviousness in right or wrong
- Never have a mind of adherence and attachment to all things..
- There should be no thought of bearing a grudge against each other.
- There is no time for thinking about a love life..
- One should not have like or dislikes for things.
- Do not have preference to a particular domicile.
- As to the choice of delicious food with relation to society in general.
- One should never let future generations become attached to old weapons.
- One should avoid superstition and taboo.
- To use equipment that you consider important and not to keep that which is of no use.
- Follow your way with preparedness for death
- As you get old your gained possessions are not of great importance.
- Respect the Gods and Buddha but do not count on them.
- Do not abandon your good name, even if it means abandoning your own life.
- Do not stray from the path of Hyoho.
If Musashi and William Randolph Hearst went into the publishing game, what would you get? You would get…
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Buy New World Ronin because it is a sensational best-seller and it lays out everything that is going to happen in the future.