Beginner’s Eyes: on storytelling and growth

John D. Cook, in a short, poetic post, describes how experts end up where they started, as beginners, and why, in his blog post “Coming full circle”. A few folks in his comments thread make the connection with Zen’s concept of “Shoshin”, the Beginner’s Mind, and it does, but I hear echoes of another journey […]

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Visualizing the news: on storytelling

Matthew Ericson of the New York Times (and former co-worker of mine) put together slides of his recent presentation at AIGA Pivot. The presentation must have rocked because the slide deck, while short on details, is rich in thought provoking: PDF. For a recent example from his team, check out today’s interactive on the Euro […]

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On Making and Working Towards Big Things: on innovation

Wondering why we’re living in an age of ever increasing decreased expectations? You are not alone. Author Neal Stephenson wrote a thought provoking must read for World Policy Institute titled, “Innovation Starvation”: The imperative to develop new technologies and implement them on a heroic scale no longer seems like the childish preoccupation of a few […]

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The Twelve Doctors of Christmas

Tor.com ran a great series of essays on each of the Doctors titled “The Twelve Doctors of Christmas” that has some good reads. My favorite essays out of the bunch: “The Third Doctor” “Born to be an Alien” “Shifting into Fifth” The Walking Wounded” 3, 4, 5, and 9. Pretty much coincide with my favorite […]

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NPR covers Mark Horvath’s Invisiblepeople.tv

I try and spend some time each week serving lunch at Project H.O.M.E.’s “Women of Change” with other fellow CIM Volunteers. I’m engaging some of the folks who work at Women of Change into possibly trying a project along these lines. I think Mark Horvath is onto something by sharing these stories as raw as […]

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Jeneane Sessum rocks – Why Journalism Matters

We become part of the stories we discuss on our blogs. We mold, change, and affect the public’s perception of the people, places and events we talk about, via Google’s lasting, aggregating lens. More and more evidence points to Jeneane Sessum being unfairly connected to the matters I posted about yesterday and her good name […]

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