Gabe and Erik are joined by Merlin Mann to talk about starting over, what you really should be doing with your life, verbing, inventors, and emotional petshops.
145: Real World Price Dynamics with Lauren Smith. September 27th, 2013 With all the recent discussion about App Store pricing and the …
Malcolm Gladwell is a staff writer at The New Yorker. His latest book is David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants.
"The categories are in motion. You turn into a Goliath, then you topple because of your bigness. You fall to the bottom again. And Davids, after a while, are no longer Davids. Facebook is no longer an underdog—it’s now everything it once despised. I am everything I once despised. When I was 25, I used to write these incredibly snotty, hostile articles attacking big-name, nonfiction journalists. Now I read them and I’m like, ‘Oh my God, they’re doing a me on me!’"
In our first episode we talked about, what else?, the iPhone. What is Apple’s strategy, will it be successful, should they have a large-screen iPhone, and what about China? Finally, we give our predictions for the iPhone’s success, and talk just a bit about the challenges faced by Windows Phone.
Thanks in advance for your patience as we work through things like proper introductions and audio. We know it’s rough on this one.
Research suggests it takes 10,000 hours to master a new skill.
Today, when so many of us find ourselves with less and less time and energy to spare, it is all too easy to procrastinate on new learning projects. And to make matters worse, the early hours of practising something new are always the most frustrating. That’s why we may start each New Year resolving to learn how to speak a new language or play an instrument, but our best intentions soon fall by the wayside, when the going gets tough and we find it so much easier to watch TV or surf the web.
But author and business adviser Josh Kaufman argues that it is possible to go from knowing absolutely nothing to performing well with just 20 hours of deliberate, focused practice.
By showing how to deconstruct complex skills, maximise productivity, and remove common learning barriers, Kaufman offers a realistic and achievable approach to skill acquisition - and shows that it is possible to learn just about anything, fast - and have fun along the way.
Speaker: Josh Kaufman, business adviser, learning expert and author of The First 20 Hours: How to Learn Anything… Fast. (Penguin Portfolio, 2013)
Chair:Julian Thompson is the director of enterprise at the RSA.
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How many hours does it take to learn a new skill? Conventional wisdom (and Malcolm Gladwell) would have us believe that it takes a long time to get good at an area. 10,000 hours, perhaps?
"Saga" by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples.
Ad hoc is our media and miscellaneous podcast where we get a bunch of tech geeks together, put them in front of mics, hit record, and then chat with them about movies, TV shows, video games, comics and books, and other popular, nerdy things. In this episode, Guy English, Georgia, Dave Wiskus, and Rene Ritchie pretty much do to Man of Steel what the Man of Steel did to Metropolis in Chris Nolan, David Goyer, and Zack Snyder’s reboot of the Superman franchise.
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http://www.wnyc.org/articles/wnyc-news/2013/jun/19/micropolis-graduation-day-sing-sing/ Forty percent of the inmates in New York state return to prison within three years of their release. But there are important exceptions. Among those are the maximum security inmates behind the walls of Sing Sing in Ossining, NY who have obtained a masters degree in Professional Studies —a one-year graduate degree administered by the New York Theological Seminary. Their recidivism rate over 31 years has been just 10 percent. The rate for those who’ve left with a degree in the last five years? Zero.
In this Micropolis, we visit Sing Sing on graduation day to meet with some of the men who have tried to turn their lives around while becoming assets to the prison community.
These include 40-year-old Rodney Grayson. When Grayson was 18, he killed a man simply because the victim was a flashy dresser and had entered onto Rodney’s turf. The crime made Rodney something of a celebrity on the streets — and he says younger men often ask about the incident. But now, he uses his street cred to launch into discussions of ethics that are grounded in faith.
"I don’t care what gang you in, I don’t care how tough you in, when you start talking about God, it brings a soft spot to a person," Grayson says. "There’s something innate within us that’s dormant. Even if they don’t want to believe it. The toughest man respects God. Whether he believe in it or not. Because it’s the unknow
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