I’m currently reading three books. As I was thinking about which one I wanted to read last night I realized that I am reading each of the books in different formats. And not just in different formats, but from different sources. When I was younger, finding and reading books was a pretty straightforward thing: I’d […]
In which I recount the tale of my first encounter with Service Design and become a member of the St. Louis UX and Service Design community (and meet some great people).
I’ve been interested in, and trying to understand, the Cynefin framework for many years. Without much success, I might add. However, I recently saw an Intro to Cynefin video from Dave Snowden at Cognitive Edge that has helped me put the final pieces of my understanding in place. Actually, looking back at my first attempt to use the framework to look at […]
Wordcamp St. Louis 2012 was a great way to spend the day, here are three of the talks that really stood out for me.
An American businessman was standing at the pier of a small coastal Mexican village when a small boat with just one fisherman docked. Inside the small boat were several large yellowfin tuna. The American complimented the Mexican on the quality of his fish. “How long it took you to catch them?” The American asked. “Only […]
Conservatives claim a “liberal bias” of the mainstream media. Is it really bias, or just a different way of looking at, and discussing, the world?
This is one of those videos that everyone should watch at least once a year, just to remind them of the power of a smile and a kind word (or two).
In his book Mastery, George Leonard talks about the “war on mastery”. This could just as easily be called a “war on hard”. Watch TV for just a couple of minutes and you will be bombarded with ads or talk shows or news stories that show you how do something in just a couple (if […]
I had been meaning to read Malcolm Gladwell’s Outliers: The Story of Successever since it was first published just over a year ago. Since a lot of the discussion of the book focused on the “10,000 hour rule” for achieving expertise, or mastery, it seemed a perfect fit for my interests. I’m still surprised that […]
To help me plan out the direction and content for the Tramp and Tumble blog over the next couple of months I created a mind map to collect and sort the various topics that I want to discuss there. One of the things that I love about Mind Manager is that it has such a […]