14 Books on my Reading List

My reading list has grown dramatically, as I picked up a load of treasure at my two favorite used bookstores – Recycle Bookstore in San Jose & Bookbuyers in Mountain View.  Here’s what I picked up: The Practical Guide to Information Design by Ronnie LiptonA great looking textbook on information

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Here Lies Treasure…

With Eric Mead at the CMOE workshop Yesterday, my colleague Ken and I attended a two-part workshop by CMOE (Center for Mangement & Organization Effectiveness), in Los Altos California. We spent the morning exploring “Applied Strategic Thinking”, which included a strategy game called Journey for Jewels. Modesty won’t prevent me

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The Visual Display of Text

Lyrics to “Chasing the Goddess”, post-Wordle This is just way too cool… Wordle is a webapp that takes text and creates a graphic representation of frequency, through size. Got that?You can manipulate the text, colors, and layout. The image above is a Wordle representation of one of my songs, “Chasing

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When a plan comes together…

I love it! This was a very busy, but productive weekend. I got my PT cruiser fixed (wheel bearing problem) just in time for warm weather.I got my room cleaned just in time to not have Angie kill me (or to have anything fall on me).I made significant progress on

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The Art of Argument

While Angie and I were camping last week, we had the ‘pleasure’ of listening to an argument in a nearby campsite. As we talked the next day, we decided that there were 6 reasons why people argue: Because they’re right – these folks fall into three categories:a) Those that know

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The Art of Argument

Angie and I had an interesting discussion last week about the art of arguments. Basically, we decided that there are Share this:

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Restroom Iconography X: Big Basin Showers

YES!! Just a simple graphic, but one that makes me very happy.I’m a man of simple pleasures (really…). A convertible car, a pepperoni pizza, and a long… hot… shower… You can even take away the first two, but don’t deny me my shower. Anyway, I am always delighted to see

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Hoopla in the Redwoods

Tricky Dick via hues Angie and I were out in the Redwood Forests this weekend – hiking, drinking wine, playing with fire, and making Hoopla. It was a good weekend. I have to recommend Hoopla to anyone who is looking for a boardgame that demands multiple skills and is not

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How to Make a Stakeholder Map

Last week, I helped a team create a Stakeholder Map. I’ve had this idea in my head for awhile, and have done a few on my own – but this was the first time I had a team create one for a presentation. We presented it today, and it was

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Restroom Iconography IX: La Concha, La Paz

If you’ve been following this blog (and, let’s be honest, you probably haven’t been… you’ve probably ended up here by some freak accident – it’s okay, I welcome you…) then you know that I’m a bit of a restroom icon geek. I love the surprise of finding a restroom that

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Training Hall of Fame

Last year, KLA-Tencor’s was inducted into Training Magazine’s “Training Tiop 10 Hall of Fame”. It’s a pretty cool honor, putting us in the company of IBM, Pfizer, Booz-Allen Hamilton, Ritz-Carlton, and Ernst & Young. Recently, we hung our plaque from Training Magazine, so I had to take advantage of the

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Situational Leadership II Brochure

In the past four years, I’ve learned two tools that changed my perspective on management – DISC Profiling and Ken Blanchard’s Situational Leadership II (SLII). If you have any interest in development, you find the SLII model invaluable. Do yourself a favor, go to this link right now and download

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The Modern Art of Presenting: Presentation Reboot

Nancy Duarte shows the power of design grids Last week, I attended “Presentation Reboot” – an event that featured Nancy Duarte (author of Slideology) and Garr Reynolds (author of Presentation Zen). Nancy and Garr are the two leading proponents of a new and quickly growing school of presentation design. If

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Saraswati: Goddess of Knowledge and Music

I was taking photos of a project in my office a few weeks ago, and snapped this picture of a statue on my bookshelf. This is Saraswati – the goddess of knowledge and music, creativity and literature.Her name means, “the one who flows”. Originally, she was a river goddess, but

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I’ve been doing some spring cleaning this weekend.I cleaned my car, cleared out some dvd’s and books, backed-up my pc’s, and cleaned and dusted my room. Dusting my room is a bit of a project, because it’s filled with musical instruments and music related art.I’ve got a janggu, a koto,

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A Graphic Guide to Writing SMART as Hell Goals follows Mickey, a new employee, on his journey from SMART to SMART as Hell. In this fast paced comic book by award-winning author Glenn Hughes, you’ll watch Mickey rebound from a failed meeting with his boss Amy, by getting clarity around his

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Do your goals lack punch? Are you struggling for the motivation to realize your dreams? Do you sometimes wish you could get a nice pat on the back AND a good kick in the butt? SMART as Hell Advice is your antidote. In this book, award-winning goal expert Glenn Hughes gathers

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Looking to increase clarity, creativity, and conversation?  Photo Jolts! shows you how to leverage the power of photographs to improve yourself, your team, or your organization. Master trainer Thiagi and SMART as Hell.com founder Glenn Hughes share 51 activities (with over 300 variations) that are tested and proven to help participants

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