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“Talk like TED: The 9 Public-Speaking Secrets of the World’s Top Minds” by Carmine Gallo: Part Three

Secret #7: Stick to the 18-Minute Rule: Eighteen minutes is the ideal length of time for a presentation. If you must create one that’s longer, build in soft breaks (stories, videos, demonstrations) every 10 minutes. Researchers have discovered that “cognitive … Continue reading

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“Moonwalking With Einstein” by Joshua Foer

This book was just plain entertaining. Being able to memorize a deck of playing cards, or thousands of numbers of pi is arcane in our world of externalized memory. Other works, namely “The Organized Mind,” preach off-loading memories to external … Continue reading

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“Make It Stick” by Peter C. Brown: Part Two

Interleaving is unpopular and seldom used. Teachers dislike it because it feel sluggish. Students find it confusing: they’re just starting to get a handle on new material and don’t feel on top o fit yet when they are forced to … Continue reading

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“Make It Stick” by Peter C. Brown: Part One

I read this book at a time when I had a huge amount of knowledge to learn, retain, and apply. My former techniques and discipline have served me well in the past so before reading this book, I myself fell … Continue reading

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“Four Fish” by Paul Greenberg

This book was an excellent look at the sustainability of the planet’s aquaculture. I love the ocean environment and after reading this book, it’s sad to see how un-wild many of our fish species have become. The idea of taming … Continue reading

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“Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less” by Greg McKeown: Part One

This book really made an impact on me. Distilling the minutiae out of our lives and focusing on the few things that are really important can have a tremendous effect on our well-being. We all get caught up in trying … Continue reading

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“David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants” by Malcolm Gladwell

I’ve enjoyed Malcolm Gladwell’s writing, especially XXX“The Outliers”XXX and this book continues his approach of conveying his thoughts through stories and idioms. Much in this book deals with perception, or rather misperception of a situation. I’ve pointed out before through … Continue reading

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