Profoundly Disconnected - Mike Rowe


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About the Book… It’s true. Mike Rowe has written a book. A real book. The print isn’t even dry and already they’re flying off our virtual shelves. You won’t find it on Amazon and in fact, this is the only place you can buy it. Grab one for yourself and a friend (they make great gifts) by clicking one of the buttons below. While Mike was in the writing mode, he also asked us to include a personal note from him to you: . Before any money changes hands, and in the spirit of full disclosure, I wish to make a few things unmistakably clear about my new book, “Profoundly Disconnected®, A True Confession From Mike Rowe.” First and foremost, it ain’t Moby Dick. In fact, the actual manuscript is only one page. As pages go, this one is very, very solid, but it is what it is and I feel compelled to manage expectations at the outset.
Toward that end, it’s probably best to evaluate this book as something more than another hopeful bestseller from another B-list celebrity. This is a fundraiser. All the proceeds go to the mikeroweWORKS Foundation, to be used for Work Ethic Scholarships and advocacy campaigns surrounding American manufacturing. Having said that, I can say with a straight face that every responsible citizen who cares about the future of our country should buy this book as soon as possible. Thanks - Mike
Rowe, Dirty Jobs, etc.

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“Im an addict. I am addicted to smooth roads, hot water, and indoor plumbing. Im a slave to sturdy foundations and affordable energy. I depend on others to grow my food, and I rely on people Ive never met to keep the lights on…”
“I have a theory, and it goes like this - all jobs rely on one of two industries: mining and agriculture. Every tangible thing our society needs is either pulled from the ground or grown from the ground. Without these fundamental industries, there would be no jobs of any kind. There would be no economy. civilization begins with miners and farmers, and polite society is only possible when skilled workers transform those raw materials into something useful or edible.”

You can argue this is not a financial book. You can argue that it doesn’t fit in any of the confines that might be associated with this site. I beg to differ though.
Yes its about the skills gap and the willingness to bust your ass and work. Something that is sorely missing in our society.

I challenge you to read it. All proceeds go to the http://profoundlydisconnected.com/giving-page/ and can be purchased here http://www.ebay.com/sch/ctg/Profoundly-Disconnected-A-True-Confession-from-Mike-Rowe-by-Mike-Rowe-2014-Hardcover-Unabridged-/177938054?_tab=1&_trksid=p2047675.l2644&rmvSB=true


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I’m a big fan. His Paul Harvey-esque podcast series, The Way I Heard It, is fantastic.


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Couldn’t agree more. He’s firing up “Season 2” in January. Spectacular podcasts.

Just can’t get enough of Mike Rowe’s voice.

Truly gifted man, and I applaud his Mike Rowe Works initiative. Seems to be a good man.


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Thanks for the suggestion and I didn’t know he had a podcast. Adding it to the playlist now! Since we gave up cable a few years ago, I haven’t even thought much of Mike Rowe - but I’m pretty sure we watched almost every show he made.