For some reason I thought Amy Cuddy had written another book and Presence was her blockbuster follow-up… but I think *this* is the book that captures all her research about power poses. First half of the book is a bit too anecdotal for me – I think it’s a pet peeve.… continue reading
If I would have known that this was a short ebook I would have read it years ago. It’s less than a 2 hour read. My biggest takeaway was getting a concise list of terminology for diagram types. I know that sounds dumb but over the years I’ve created my own design artifacts that pull from many different types of diagrams and have various levels of fidelity.… continue reading
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The first step in respecting language is keeping it as concrete, meaningful, and truthful as possible—part of the job of keeping information streams clear. The second step is to enlarge language to make it consistent with our enlarged understanding of systems.
[A palindrome in 3 parts]
I rode out to the intersection of 212 and 26 today, mostly to get some miles in, but also to start prepping for my 2nd attempt at a human powered climb of Hood from Portland.… continue reading
I’ve been taking the long commute on my bike the last couple of weeks as I take a short break from running. I’m riding further East toward the freeways and then taking the commuter/walking path in a big loop back to the Willamette River and into downtown.… continue reading
This book has been sitting on my shelf for about 10 years. I finally decided to pick it up and read it. The Shock Doctrine by Naomi Klein.
Beginning in the 1970’s in Latin America, Neoliberals from the Chicago School of Economics, following the ideology of Milton Friedman and Friedrich Hayek began to influence (experiment with) the economies of countries in the Southern Cone.… continue reading
I heard the phrase “information pollution” from Evgeny Morozov the other day and I think it perfectly captures what I’ve been thinking as I try to allocate more time to read and write and think during the day. It’s a grasping at the ability to have a cohesive thought, to formulate a thesis and make a case for an idea without being sidetracked and having my attention hijacked.… continue reading