How to tell a story

This is an excellent book about how to learn to tell compelling, meaningful and succinct stories. The audio book is filled with loads of how-tos and examples snippets with ‘director notes’ which give you the guidance on the story and the storyteller. Best part is the audio book has the actual clips, the best stories… Continue reading How to tell a story

Made to Stick

Finished a re-read of great and fast book on how to make ideas and storytelling better and more memorable. Funny how re-listens surface more information for me. Key take aways for me. Simplicity— Simple is not a par it down to minimum, rather simple means elegant prioritization.  Unexpected ness – Always build in a bit… Continue reading Made to Stick

Psychology of Human Behavior

I recently finished another of the ‘Great Courses’ on Human Behavior. Key take aways There are many interesting components on how the brain works. All the components of executive function, memory, recognition and recall. Lectures were great and nicely chunked up. Various ways to understand memory functions, perception and the interaction with various brain systems… Continue reading Psychology of Human Behavior

Genghis Kahn

The making of the modern world

How he shaped the modern world from secular culture to the postal service. Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World By: Jack Weatherford Narrated by: Jonathan Davis, Jack Weatherford Length: 14 hrs and 20 mins Unabridged Audiobook Release date: 02-16-10 Language: English Publisher: Audible Studios 4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 (16,279 ratings) Publisher’s Summary The Mongol army… Continue reading Genghis Kahn

Seige: Trump Under Fire

“Michael Wolff, author of the bombshell bestseller Fire and Fury, once again takes us inside the Trump presidency to reveal a White House under siege. Just one year into Donald Trump’s term as president, Michael Wolff told the electrifying story of a White House consumed by controversy, chaos, and intense rivalries. Fire and Fury, an instant sensation,… Continue reading Seige: Trump Under Fire

The Lincoln Conspiracy

History is awesome

I liked the Brad Meltzer series on the history channel, so I figured it might be a good listen. I also love history and am a fan of Lincoln and leadership in difficult times. I am also fascinated by the motivations and closely held beliefs and the momentum of events that often times conspires separately and independently of conspiratorial drama like outlined in this book.

Turnstile + train schedules and capacity = platform density in realtime

The Social Distancing Index™ Is this a calculation that can be made for people and get alerts on their phones? Could there be a series of calculations to determine density of passengers on platforms and platform areas. Can that data combine with crowd sourced information and using multiple data sets and some assumptions and inferences.… Continue reading Turnstile + train schedules and capacity = platform density in realtime