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
🚨 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.
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 ____'
Where's yours? Who's there? What's their brief? The term skunkworks originated with a team formed after WW2 at Lockheed Martin, working on classified, military projects. Famous examples elsewhere range from how the Americans sought to better the Soviets who started the space race, through more recently to Amazon's Kindle and
Friends of mine are gathering recruits for a night out to watch One Love. The new movie about (a part of the life of) Bob Marley. The reggae superstar. And with a catalogue so transcending pop in general, there can hardly be a soul for whom at least one of
There's big elections across Indonesia this week. As a place I've spent extended time, you always worry. Democracy, as true freedom knows it, feels flimsy. If it even exists at all. Yet the incumbent is at least leaving office after the two-term constraint suggests. Never a given historically. And according
Giles Coren of north London, gloriously irreverent restaurant critic of The Times. Here's a trio of his recent observations about those who ply in his playground. With, I think, strangely apt pointers for how we solution sell. From Peking duck (served three ways) and dim sum extravaganza of Min Jiang,
I came across this phrase very much of the modern landscape through a professor of evolutionary biology. Talking about his visit to the migrant trains running north from the infamous Darien gap. Destination, U S of A. It appears the vast numbers of Latin Americans fleeing dictators and the lesser
"... grasp the big lesson of history: If you do not prepare for war you shall not have peace." A subeditor's preferred take on historian Niall Ferguson's view of the current warmongering climate around the world. The man himself first used this prose; One of history's oldest maxims is Roman: Si