Category: Storytelling

  • Why have slides at all?

    Why have slides at all, especially on Monday after a Super Bowl, bolsters this idea? One of the premises of the 5 Slide Rule™ (of thumb) is first to ask if you need any slides; that does not mean you don’t need content. I wouldn’t say I like slides. NASA even attributed PowerPoint contributed to…

  • The Book Slide

    The Book Slide

    What it is, Why is it 2008, I faced a life-changing event and asked my dad for advice. He suggested keeping myself busy and focused by reading, running, or getting a dog. So, I downloaded the Audible app and listened to audiobooks while running, which helped me get through tough times. During my job at…

  • Takeaways

    Takeaways

    Reflecting on personal mistakes and lessons learned, the writer acknowledges their initial hubris, arrogance, and lack of humility. Admitting ignorance led to continuous learning, while dependence on team collaboration resulted in leadership growth. Emphasizing humility, they advocate for the power of asking “How can I help?” to foster successful outcomes and team responsibility. (ai generated…

  • My five questions to understand and learn.

    My five questions to understand and learn.

    These five questions, designed to understand how humans think, behave, and operate in the world, can be utilized in interviews or other interactions. The sequencing and follow-ups of these questions provide valuable insights into fear, our perceptions of concepts, the best and worst parts of our jobs, alignment with roles, and essential actions for companies.…

  • Never Finished

    Unshackle your mind and win the war within This is an amazing listen, the progression format that Goggins goes through was excellent. The idea that you can do anything and how to use self talk and criticism to fuel the ‘taking of souls’ and playing back all the negative to use to find the way…

  • Courage is Calling: Fortune favors the Brave

    My Take: I love this book. It is an excellent story about courage—the examples of brave, courageous moments. Nihilism is the enemy in a post-modern era. Moral relativism. Stoics are the real people; we should practice poverty (said Seneca). The worst-case scenario tryout makes sense, so there is a benefit to preparing. The whole Florence…

  • Confidence Man

    The Making of Donald Trump and the Breaking of America I was actually not really interested in this I wanted to understand some of the additional details and since there was a solid love hate btw them. I have seen many books written about this person/president that paint a fairly accurate rendering of the persona…

  • Stolen Focus

    Why You Can’t Pay Attention—and How to Think Deeply Again Being able to pay attention is hard and difficult… because you need to shut it all down and force yourself to focus. Focus in a phone driven notifications chirps buzzing and more from all the devices. It’s nearly impossible in our busy distracted day to…

  • The Premonition

    A Pandemic Story Also Michael Lewis is an excellent author of behind the scenes and the human qualities of the people at these history making moments and how seeing through his words their experiences and how close we come to catastrophe but for the lives of these folks. Terrifying and awesome ppl … the best…

  • Of Boys and Men:

    Why the Modern Male Is Struggling, Why It Matters, and What to Do About It Spending time listening to the summary of the stats affecting, neglecting boys and men at the altar of some other ideology seems terrible. An eye opener from what seems like a giant societal burn, this is happening and the numbers…