75 Skills Every Man Should Master

This list from Esquire is a few years old, but still seems just as apt as when I read it in 2008. Some of my favorites include:

  • #5 - name a book that matters
  • #9 - write a letter
  • #10 - buy a suit
  • #14 - chop down a tree
  • #16 - tie a bow tie

how to tie a bow tie

  • #18 - speak a foreign language
  • #40 - speak to an eight year old so he will hear
  • #44 - ask for help
  • #49 - say no
  • #50 - build a campfire

bowtie

  • #55 - point to the North at any time
  • #71 - iron a shirt

bow tie

  • #75 - negotiate a better price

I can't help but imagine a man who has mastered these skills and these skills only.  Check out the full list here.