Tips for New (& Wannabe) 501(c)(3) Not For Profits

by Dr. Monroe Mann, PhD, Esq, MBA, LLM, ME
Founder & Executive Director, Break Diving, Inc.

Note: although I am a lawyer, the following is not legal advice, but rather, just some helpful tips to point you in the right direction as you get your own 501(c)(3) not-for-profit up and running.Read More “Tips for New (& Wannabe) 501(c)(3) Not For Profits”

Another Thing I Learned From Not Killing Stephen King… Filmmaking is Like a Pirate Ship!

by Dr. Monroe Mann, PhD, Esq, MBA, LLM, ME
Founder & Executive Director, Break Diving, Inc.
& Producer, Co-Writer, Co-Director, & Co-Star of the feature film, “You Can’t Kill Stephen King”, a film I produced with Ronnie Khalil

Filmmaking, I now realize, is like a pirate ship. Read More “Another Thing I Learned From Not Killing Stephen King… Filmmaking is Like a Pirate Ship!”

Another Thing I Learned From Not Killing Stephen King… Whaaaaat?

by Dr. Monroe Mann, PhD, Esq, MBA, LLM, ME
Founder & Executive Director, Break Diving, Inc.
& Producer, Co-Writer, Co-Director, & Co-Star of the feature film, “You Can’t Kill Stephen King”, a film I produced with Ronnie Khalil

Why I Am Writing This

This is an amusing, but serious, account of the lessons I learned from 2008 – 2015 during the entire process of creating the feature film You Can’t Kill Stephen King, from conception, screenwriting, and fund raising to production, editing, Cannes!, and receiving checks from our agent for sales.… Read More “Another Thing I Learned From Not Killing Stephen King… Whaaaaat?”

Setting Up Anki for Foreign Language Vocabulary Fluency – The Fluency Project Way

By Dr. Monroe Mann, PhD, Esq, MBA, LLM, ME
Founder & Executive Director, Break Diving, Inc & The Fluency Project

Here at the Break Diving Fluency Project, Anki is one of the wonderful tools we use to help our students turbocharge their vocabulary building and retention.… Read More “Setting Up Anki for Foreign Language Vocabulary Fluency – The Fluency Project Way”

Proof That Your Foreign Language Vocabulary Probably Stinks — Take This Quiz!

by Dr. Monroe Mann, PhD, Esq, MBA, ME, LLM
Founder & Executive Director, Break Diving, Inc. (& The Fluency Project)

Here at the Break Diving Fluency Project, we recognize what most language schools do notone of the biggest reasons you can’t fully communicate in the foreign language you are studying is because you have a terrible level of vocabulary–wholly deficient.  Read More “Proof That Your Foreign Language Vocabulary Probably Stinks — Take This Quiz!”

T.R.U.S.T.™ – Using Psychology to Raise the Money You Need for Your Project

by Dr. Monroe Mann, PhD, Esq, MBA, ME
Founder & Executive Director, Break Diving, Inc.

T.R.U.S.T. is an acronym that I developed after first failing to raise money for a big project, and then six years later, successfully raising money for a big project.  … Read More “T.R.U.S.T.™ – Using Psychology to Raise the Money You Need for Your Project”

The Big Decision Matrix, i.e. don’t make any big decision before reading this.

by Dr. Monroe Mann, PhD, Esq, MBA
Founder & Executive Director, Break Diving, Inc.

If you have a big decision to make, don’t just make it on a hunch.

Instead, use something I created called “The Big Decision Matrix”.  It only takes about 5 – 10 minutes to set up, and when you’re done, you will be able to make a decision having considered all the possibilities.  … Read More “The Big Decision Matrix, i.e. don’t make any big decision before reading this.”

Psychology 101 (a joke)

Psychology 101: In a class on abnormal psychology, the instructor was about to introduce the subject of manic depression.

She posed this question to her students: “How would you diagnose a patient who walks back and forth screaming at the top of his lungs one minute, then sits down weeping uncontrollably the next?”

A young man in the rear raised his hand and suggested earnestly, “A football coach?”

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This joke was originally posted by Break Diving board member Debbie Bordelon in our online community (sign up for free at www.BreakDiving.org/community).… Read More “Psychology 101 (a joke)”

你会说中文吗?参加我们把!

作者: Dr. Monroe Mann, PhD, MBA, Esq
Founder & Executive Director, Break Diving, Inc.

大家好!

请告诉我吧:你喜不喜欢学习汉语?如果你很喜欢的话,我要邀请你跟我们练习你的汉语!

第一: 你可以在这个网站参加我们的组织: www.BreakDiving.org/chinese_chat

第二: 如果你已经会写非常好的汉语, 我也邀请你替我们写一些作文!你对这个建议感兴趣的话, 请告诉我们吧!

第三: 如果你要提高你的汉语水平,我们在BreakDiving的FluencyProject可以帮你啊! 我们有一个很有意思的一个月的课。 很强烈!很厉害!

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If you would like to practice your Chinese, please join our free community at www.BreakDiving.org/chinese_chat

If you want to write for us in Chinese on this blog, let us know.… Read More “你会说中文吗?参加我们把!”

Learning How to Code — Fourth Time’s the Charm!

by Dr. Monroe Mann, PhD, Esq, MBA
Founder & Executive Director, Break Diving, Inc.

It all started with Nintendo & an Apple IIe

It was sometime back in the 1980s. My family got two cool digital things for Christmas during that decade — though I suppose back then, they were two cool analog things, haha!… Read More “Learning How to Code — Fourth Time’s the Charm!”