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The power of note taking and re-reading

I love taking and re-reading notes. Rereading your notes about an experience after some time has passed offers a whole new level of insight, I believe. I’m trying a new experiment now where I take notes about something in near real time, throw out open questions in my notes, put down working answers, then set [...]

Rosewater: Jon Stewart’s New Film Recounts Journalist Maziar Bahari’s 118-Day Evin Nightmare

Do not risk a thought. These are strange times, darling… He who knocks on the door at midnight has come to kill the light. In This Deadend, Ahmad Shamlou, 1979 They came for him one morning in June 2009. He was in his bedroom in his mother’s house, not quite asleep, yet not fully awake. Show More Summary

Storytelling Leadership with Students, Starbucks, and the Internet of Things

You’ve just started your first class of graduate school and, instead of prepping for an end-of-quarter test or essay, you’re given a real-world imperative: crafting a social media storytelling strategy and proposal for the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s (KCPA) office. Show More Summary

Viral Video: Lincoln Ads – Saturday Night Live

“Why do I drive a Lincoln? Why does anyone do anything?” intones Jim Carrey, as he channels Matthew McConaughey in the Saturday Night Live version of the now frequently lampooned Lincoln MKC commercials. In case you might have missed...Show More Summary

Reviewers Mostly Positive, 67% on Yelp Are Either 4 or 5 Stars

There are lots of data about consumer reliance on reviews and the impact of reviews on purchase decisions. Surprisingly, however, there’s not a ton on review distribution or consumer motivations for writing reviews. There’s an “anecdotal” perception in the market that most reviewers are motivated by anger or frustration and that the bulk of reviews accordingly are […]

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