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
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
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
How he shaped the modern world from secular culture to the postal service. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Genghis_Khan 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
“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
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.
Recently I was participating in some content creation around digital transformation a recent renaming of a cycle of change some companies attempt to achieve some level of change aka transformation. Spoiler alert: many companies have no idea how hard it is and this is not a technology problem. It’s just plane old inertia. The dreaded… Continue reading Digital Transformation vs Status Quo Bias
I have not left the house much and have been prepping for some camping someday. I saw a video on YouTube of a guy who had made for him from Bert Taylor the designer and builder of my vistabule teardrop this cool fender shelf. So I figured I would give it a try with some… Continue reading Vistabule teardrop fenders
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
My mother said I had the gift of gab. I was a chatty child, in a large family getting a word in edge wise was hard. Somewhere back there it began. In fights I would try and talk my way out rather than just fighting it out. Girls, if they even paid a little attention,… Continue reading My mom made me a storyteller.