May 15, 2011

Why & How to be Intentional About the Stories You Share

Stanford Social Innovation Review recently published my short essay, Invite Your Listener to Share the Story. It offers tips for finding and developing strategic stories, as well an example of the process. Click here to learn how to invite your listeners to imagine their part in your proffered solution.

Save Rock Creek Hills Park!

May 8, 2011

Save Rock Creek Hills Park!

We have been writing here less often, NeuroCooking friends, because another topic has been occupying us lately, a great deal really, since the night of April 28th, when, out of the blue, something shocking and terrible happened.

In fact, ...

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On second thought, we would prefer not to go into the matter here. However, we would like to take the opportunity to direct your attention to it.

And so, please, might we direct your attention to:

Thank you for your understanding, and your interest.

Not recommended.

NeuroCooking cannot recommend the "reef playa cerveza" sandals, with a bottle opener built into the sole:

Because, to us, it's about the beer – and just before you put it in your mouth, do you really want to rub it on the bottom of your shoe?

May 4, 2011

"... the exact answer ..."

"... Far better an approximate answer to the right question, than the exact answer to the wrong question, which can always be made precise ...."

John Tukey (1915-2000)

May 1, 2011

"The Hero of Saratoga"

When NeuroCooking last reported on David Kosizek in the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History, he was reading a letter home from the Korean War. Yesterday, we caught up again there with Mr. Kosizek – or should we say with General Benedict Arnold, conquerer of Ticonderoga, hero of Saratoga, and commander of West Point:

In a small theater in the museum, General Arnold defended his record to audience members who arrived more familiar with certain later events, such as, um, his attempt to sell to the British the plans to West Point, in order to ensure its capture.

Wooden pedals.

Here's a somewhat tighter shot of the Smithsonian's Ho Chi Minh TrailBike:


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