Browsing All Posts published on »March, 2016«

The Happiest Toddler on the Block | Reflections & Notes

March 23, 2016

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Dr. Harvey Karp. The Happiest Toddler on the Block: How to Eliminate Tantrums and Raise a Patient, Respectful, and Cooperative One- to Four-Year-Old. Bantam Books, 2008. (303 pages) REFLECTIONS Who has time to read a parenting book? They’re all too long, and there’s SO MUCH advice, it’s hard to know where to start. So, as with other parenting […]

Dealing With Difficult People | Notes

March 23, 2016

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Harvard Business School Press. Dealing With Difficult People. Harvard Business School Publishing Corporation, 2005. (140 pages) NOTES Introduction You can no longer deny it: Difficult people are everywhere,… (1) Part Art, Part Science So where do you begin mastering the crucial managerial talent? You must start by making a distinction between behavior that calls for immediate dismissal […]

Something Ventured | Review

March 6, 2016

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www.somethingventuredthemovie.com Just fun. There are hundreds of lessons, insights, stories, and moments of, “Oh, you too!? That makes me feel better.” There are a couple key lessons that are worth noting, and a closing quote which I found quite apropos. Lesson 1: Right place, right time, right person. While many know of being in the […]

TED | Richard St. John: 8 secrets of success

March 5, 2016

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This is really a two-hour presentation I give to high school students, cut down to three minutes. And it all started one day on a plane, on my way to TED, seven years ago. And in the seat next to me was a high school student, a teenager, and she came from a really poor […]

Screenagers | Quotes & Commentary

March 5, 2016

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www.screenagersmovie.com About The Film (From the website): Are you watching kids scroll through life, with their rapid-fire thumbs and a six-second attention span?  Physician and filmmaker Delaney Ruston saw that happening with her own kids which started her on a question to delve into how it might effect their development. She learned that on average […]

Freakonomics, The Movie | Review & Quotes

March 4, 2016

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Freakonomics. Magnolia Pictures, 2010. Review When I read the book several years ago, a whole new world opened up to me. It was an experience of feeling like scales had fallen from my eyes and I could see things that weren’t previously visible. That experience has faded over the years, and so I was thrilled […]

TED | Margaret Gould Stewart: How giant websites design for you (and a billion others, too)

March 3, 2016

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What do you think of when I say the word “design”? You probably think of things like this, finely crafted objects that you can hold in your hand, or maybe logos and posters and maps that visually explain things, classic icons of timeless design. But I’m not here to talk about that kind of design. […]