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?”


This joke was originally posted by Break Diving board member Debbie Bordelon in our online community (sign up for free at ).… Read More


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



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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 want to write for us in Chinese on this blog, let us know.… Read More

I am Now Officially a Coder!

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

Well, I am officially a coder now!  I can actually officially say it without any crack in my voice!

I graduated from the Firehose program in June of 2017 and since then, have already launched my first app, and am hard at work at my second!… Read More

Ce Que J’ai Fait Ce Weekend

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

Salut tout le monde!

Je voulais partager quelque mots avec vous pour que vous sachiez ce que j’ai fait ce weekend, haha.

Aujourd’hui, c’est dimanche.  Je suis à ce moment en Florida, aux états-unis.  … Read More

My Advice To Those In Show Biz – An Interview with Joe Franklin

Interview with Joe Franklin conducted circa 2008 by Break Diving Founder, Monroe Mann

My advice to those who aspire to a spot in the business that there is no business like (the entertainment field) is the following:

  • Get specific.
  • Do not hound everybody.   Instead, set your sites on one or two people and concentrate on those two.
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Some Lessons Learned from the Golden Years of Hollywood – An Interview with the Great Sammy Petrillo

This article was transcribed and edited from a phone interview in ~2008 with SammyPetrillo by the founder of Break Diving, Inc., Dr. Monroe Mann, PhD, Esq, MBA.

Living through the golden years of Hollywood was absolutely the apex of my life; it was the most marvelous thing to rub shoulders with the biggest stars of the time—the stars who I looked up to as a kid when I used to go the movie theaters.… Read More

Battle Cries for the Marketing Underdog: Guerrilla Marketing on the ACTUAL Front Lines.

By Dr. Monroe Mann, PhD, Esq, MBA, ME, LLM, EMT
& Founder, Break Diving, Inc.

Note: this article, written by Monroe Mann, originally appeared as a chapter in the book, “Guerrilla Marketing on the Front Lines” by Jay Conrad Levinson & Mitch Meyerson, published in 2008

This is a story of overcoming odds, and turning the most sour of lemons into the most delicious of lemonades.  I took a situation that most would consider bad luck of the highest order, and turned it into one of the greatest experiences of my life.  You see, on May 23rd, 2004, I was busy running my business school for artists, playing with my band and acting in films, and producing the world’s first wakeboarding feature film entitled, “In the Wake.”  On May 24th, Uncle Sam changed all that with a solitary phone call: “Lieutenant Mann, pack your bags.  You’re going to war.”  And I was scared out of my mind.… Read More

Aspiring Horror Authors Have a New Way to Get Published – The Hollywood Reporter

Found this article today.  If you like horror writing, check this out! They are letting readers choose which three books to publish. –Monroe

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The Secret to Learning Chinese

by Dr. Monroe Mann, PhD, & Chinese linguist and teacher
Founder, Break Diving, Inc.

In 2014, I quit my job as a public defender in New York and… moved to China!  Shanghai, to be precise.  While working part-time teaching at Wall Street English, I studied Chinese virtually full-time.… Read More