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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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Courage

“Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius — and a lot of courage — to move in the opposite direction.” ~Albert Einstein

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“Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End” by Atul Gawande

Atul Gawande has a very direct and detailed delivery of his thoughts. His books focus largely on medical thoughts, from procedural focus to dealing with death. “Being Mortal” focuses on the latter. His other works that I’ve found great value … Continue reading

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“Citizenship in a Republic” Point and Counterpoint

I memorized parts of Theodore Roosevelt’s speech “Citizenship in the Republic” delivered in Paris in 1910 following his presidency. We learned it as “Man in the Arena”. It strongly praises the actions of “doers” and denounces naysayers and others that … Continue reading

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Rules of a Gentleman

These rules are not of my own creating but they are worth remembering. Check out the Rules of a Gentleman Tumblr page. Now that I’m a father I think of the lessons that I want to teach my own son. … Continue reading

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