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Vaisaga



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PostPosted: Sun Nov 11, 2012 11:32 pm Reply with quote
"When in bed with a woman be sure to just lay there unmoving and let her do all the work."
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Jikorijo



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PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2012 12:13 am Reply with quote
I think it's a little too gracious to suggest that Duke Togo will write any written word besides paragraph after paragraph of, "........".
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dan9999



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PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2012 2:58 am Reply with quote
Vaisaga wrote:
"When in bed with a woman be sure to just lay there unmoving and let her do all the work."


Nothing beats women on top after all.... Laughing
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samuelp



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PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2012 4:36 am Reply with quote
I'm just surprised there's such a job as "Golgo 13 researcher"

Maybe I should search Craig's list for a "Hello Kitty Fluffer" position.
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penguintruth



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PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2012 5:59 am Reply with quote
To quote a song about another hitman:

"Love is required whenever he's hired,
It comes just before the kill,
No man can catch him, no hitman can match him,
For his million dollar skill."
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Ceewayne



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PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2012 8:43 am Reply with quote
It reminds me back in the 80's when you had e Leadership Secrets of Attila the Hun, The Mafia Manager and other type books.

Now if they came out with a management guide by Jet Black....
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Anime World Order



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PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2012 9:39 am Reply with quote
Being a Golgo 13 researcher and statistician, Kaburaya is no doubt fully aware of the merits of the claims that Golgo 13's failure rate is actually 0% rather than the 0.27% he puts forth for his book title. In fact, there's a chance he might have documented the pros and cons of this himself. It more or less stems from a single case in which our lead character is given a task under what are effectively false pretenses, and as such he kills his employers because that's against his hiring rules. While that scenario has played out many a time, in this instance he did fail to complete the job...for a little while. Thus, it can be argued by fans and Duke Togo alike that it doesn't actually count against his spotless record.

Of course, to sell a business advice book and tout 100% success would be setting oneself up for accusations of quackery. Better to say "if you can do all of this, it'll work almost all the time...and even if you can't do all of this, you'll have significantly improved from before!" Indeed, even Motorola was only able to fully realize Six-Sigma on one product, and they developed the method.

For those interested beyond making the standard jokes, I believe you can actually read the story in question in English. I don't have the books in front of me right now, but it was either selected by "King of Editors" Carl Horn as part of the 13-volume Viz release of selected manga stories (Volume 8, I think...it's not in stock at Amazon but Right Stuf has it and the other volumes in stock for $7.50), or the supplemental materials in the back of one of the volumes goes into it in detail.
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Sven Viking



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PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2012 5:41 pm Reply with quote
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Assassin character's techniques provide keys to succeed in business

I'm guessing it's similar to the Penn business strategy?
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TokyoGetter



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Location: CA. You can tell by the low moral standards.
PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2012 8:23 pm Reply with quote
Anime World Order wrote:
Of course, to sell a business advice book and tout 100% success would be setting oneself up for accusations of quackery.


There goes my lawsuit.
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bandore



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2012 11:16 am Reply with quote
I imagine there's a chapter describing the proper time to hire a prostitute, and the psychological/productivity benefits thereof.
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