Broadsheet film journalist Tom Shone recently interviewed Christopher Nolan. As he has down the years for two decades. On occasion of the writer-director's latest movie, the lengthy Oppenheimer biopic, becoming unexpected critical and one billion dollar commercial smash. So he knows how the film-maker works. Revealing such intrigue as when
Stafford Beer. There was a guy. Responsible for perhaps the single most intellectually tough topic I ever tackled at B-school. And I was taught by maybe his right-hand man. That was his Viable Systems Model. (Tiplet; if you wish to remain sane, don't look it up.) I just googled. Apparently,
🚨 Activate the lizard-brain. Give a dopamine hit. Embrace subconscious problem-solving. There's a whole host of advice from neuro- (and pseudo-) scientists telling us how we can make ourselves more prepared, popular and productive when talking with others. Like within the trio of examples up-top, some are great, many are rot.
I read a sparky four-para column the other day. Extolling the "unbeatable" reward from the "sweetness" of someone apologising when cancelling a run-of-the-mill meeting you were scheduled to attend. As I often hear myself explaining to those keen to make their video meetings don't fall into the trap of being
As an added bonus, following last week's post of how veteran English broadcaster Howard Hughes springs to life on-screen, here's insight from when he didn't seem to want to offend a guest. When broadly not quite sure of his research, he uses this self-confessed get-out gem; "How would you describe
More survey clickbait, luckily with a Sales angle (honest!). 🍺 Britons have 546 different words for 'drunk' according to researchers 🍷 Almost any word can be used to mean drunk as long as it ends with an '-ed' 🥃 Britons understand any such 'drunkonym' if it is preceded by 'I got completely ____'
Spoiler alert: not now, not so soon, maybe never? The latest ᴀɪ marvel is the breakthrough with super-ʜᴅ animated/ᴄɢɪ yet real looking video production. The initial clips are quite the thing to behold. So the world of ᴀɪ continues to move at pace. I've come across such products specifically
"Take a walk on the weird side" with Howard Hughes as he valiantly keeps trying to bring the fringe mainstream. Sadly inevitable though, that his time will soon be called. The bean counters running the tv channel he once illuminated on Sunday nights, soon settling on the mistaken belief that
There we were, in an Uber, riding to a good time. The driver was a delight. An African lady, making some much appreciated extra cash, with a wonderful lilt, full of her smile. Her tweenie youngsters were with her mother. Which we got to talking on due to her seemingly
Google Meet option to expose people for picking their nose 👃 pic.twitter.com/Lpd39DKoz1 — Soren Iverson (@soren_iverson) February 2, 2024 The above tweet appears to be from a daily stream of unusual yet desirable latest tech updates. Most concepts are made-up. Nearly all have a subversive streak. Recent examples