The living room effect: virtual togetherness

<< Dead? What do you mean dead? >> Herbert was no more. A phone call broke the news, on a cold Sunday morning. Herbert and I went to high school together. We used to ride our bikes along the shoreline, and we spent long afternoons together at the arcades. After graduation, we drifted off. IContinue reading “The living room effect: virtual togetherness”

From Good to Great: the One Piece of Advice on Public Speaking by Carmine Gallo

Carmine Gallo is a three-time Wall Street Journal bestselling author, internationally popular keynote speaker, Harvard instructor, and leadership advisor for the world’s most admired brands. Carmine Gallo’s books have been translated into more than 40 languages. At the beginning of 2011, I was in San Francisco to speak at a tech conference, and after theContinue reading “From Good to Great: the One Piece of Advice on Public Speaking by Carmine Gallo”

The Magic Cube Resolution

In 1974, the Hungarian mathematician and sculptor Ernő Rubik invented a surprising puzzle, “The Magic Cube,” that became the best-selling toy of 1982. You probably know it as the Rubik’s Cube. After more than twenty years from its inception, I met my first cube while lazily wandering in a department store. It was standing there,Continue reading “The Magic Cube Resolution”

Surrealismo bancario

Per ragioni professionali avevo bisogno di aprire un nuovo conto corrente, quindi molto ingenuamente, ieri sono andato alla banca. Era una piccola filiale di un gruppo bancario molto grande, probabilmente il piú grande in Italia (credo). Ho parcheggiato l’auto e con molta difficoltà ho risalito la rampa che giungeva all’ingresso, facendomi strada tra i ramiContinue reading “Surrealismo bancario”

The path to become a competent man

A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyse a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cookContinue reading “The path to become a competent man”