Learning and Education: Has the Conversation Changed?
Recently I came upon a transcription of a speech Dorothy Sayers gave to the Oxford University in 1947 entitled The Lost Tools of Learning. Consider one of her opening statements: Is not the great defect of our education today. . .that although we often succeed in teaching our pupils “subjects,” we fail lamentably on the…Read More
What’s Your 20 and Stories
So, I really want to talk to you about Jim Collins’ book “Great by Choice” (I’m particularly fascinated by “the 20 mile march” concept (what’s your 20?), but, I haven’t finished the book. Now I have another book to read (Maxwell’s newest The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth: Live Them and Reach Your Potential), and…Read More
Shhhh. . . . Introvert at Work
Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can’t Stop Talking was very interesting and thought-provoking, but it’s difficult to synthesize it down for you. I guess I’ll just start somewhere, and see where it takes me. I’ve gone way over my 500 word limit! Cain begins with some history. In young America: “the…Read More
Soap Operas, Guinea Worms and Influencers – Oh My!
I am re-reading a fascinating book titled Influencer: The Power to Change Anything. There are so many wonderful stories in this book I hardly know where to start (and yes, a story is a powerful strategy to influence change). Did you know that a soap opera can be very deliberately used to create a vicarious experience to influence listeners? What could…Read More
Dreaming before Breakfast
I woke up this morning with thoughts from Seth Godin’s manifesto “Stop Stealing Dreams (What Is School For)” on my mind. A random comment about dreamers and schools made me want to revisit the manifesto (a highly recommended read which will invite a reaction on your part). I was so excited about this manifesto when…Read More
Zig Zagging to Success
Zig Zagging your way to success seems like a misnomer doesn’t it? But that’s the premise of Marty Neumeier’s book Zag. If you want your brand to stand out, then consider this new definition of brand from Neumeier’s book: “It’s not a company’s logo or advertising. Those things are controlled by the company. Instead, a…Read More