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Why talk is jazz

We say our roundtables are like improv. Why? Recently, as I was talking to someone I just met, I noticed that there's certain rhythm to how our conversation was flowing. He would talk a little, and then I'd chime in. When there's a pause, how you start up the new topic or a followup question matters, and the exact timing of it, affects the mood of the conversation. There's an audience, … [Read more...]

Giving room for ideas to grow

Jason Fried is someone (as many of my fellow entrepreneur/creative thinker-types) I follow closely for occasional wisdom and insights, and this post about giving time and space to an idea in my mind illuminates what makes him a leader worth following. "Ideas are fragile. They often start powerless. They’re barely there, so easy to ignore or skip or miss." He is quite candid about his own … [Read more...]