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Mark Manney is an American writer, recording artist, and social commentator who uses the alias Abscondo to share his ideas across multiple communication channels and art-forms.

Important ideas beg to be shared. Some ideas are best expressed through writing. Since 2004, on the Abscondo Blog, Mark Manney has put together what has become a life philosophy and worldview that connects personal topics such as love, happiness, life purpose, health, finance, and politics. In 2011, Mark also published his political manifesto, Love It or Leave It: The End of Government as the Problem.

Other ideas are best expressed through the emotion of music. Abscondo is a solo musician who released a well-received debut album called Midnight Snow in 2008. In late 2011, the artist released an ambitious new full-length called Victory in a Landlocked Sea (FREE download here:

Still other ideas are best expressed through the dynamics of conversation. The Abscondo Podcast includes honest conversation and interviews with fascinating and accomplished guests. Mark, is also an experienced talk-show guest.

Worthwhile ideas speak to our deepest truths, but also must be compatible with present-day reality. Mark is an MBA with more than 15 years of international business experience in the software industry. In the past 7 years, he has worked with many of the world's top brands to generate $19 million in software revenue.

Mark is from Seattle but spends most of his time in Eastern Europe with his wife and young daughter.

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