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WhatsMyNextMove2

 Book Recommendation:

Lessons in the Fundamentals of GO

by Toshiro Kageyama, 7-Dan

 

 

Four parts to this post

  1. Heuristics

  2. Excerpts

  3. Challenge

  4. Meta

 

 

Heuristics // Games –> the Grind

 

You want to display how smart a character is in a story?

Show them mulling over a  strategy game.

Now, just because you love playing RISK on Friday nights doesn’t make you a brilliant military strategist. Even still, I think applying heuristics from strategy games can give us a helpful point of view for how we approach our work.

 

Let’s consider the game, GO.

 

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Growing Up Again

Book Recommendation:

Growing Up Again: Parenting Ourselves, Parenting Our Children.

by Jean Illsley Clarke and Connie Dawson

 
 

Meta

  • Who would benefit from reading this book?

    Current or would-be parents.

 

  • What could you get out of this book?

    A systematic way of looking at parent child interactions, challenges for you to grow personally, and promptings for you to process through your upbringing. 

 

  • How long to read?

    If you were to read it straight through, it would probably only take you one week or two. I took a couple of years. I read a chapter or two and then move on to other books and hobbies for a while, then revisit. Not because the book was dull, because with not having kids yet I was reading it more for the personal introspection.

     

  • Pages & Highlights:

    310 p. and 23 highlights

 

  • Structure: 

    The authors parsed the book into eight sections. Sections 1 — 3 explain their system of viewing parenting, 4 — 5 overindulgence and denial, 6 prenatal and birth experience, 7 growing up again and again, 8 adoption.

 

  • Thesis:

    To parent our children well we need to fill in the gaps left by our upbringing.

 

How Do I Parent Well? 

 

I do not have children. I want to have children, but I expect them to still be a number of years removed. Thinking about being a parent even with that buffer of time is one of the most sobering contemplations.

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Pro Public Speaker

 Book Recommendation: Confessions of a Public Speaker

By Scott Berkun

 

Meta

 

  • Who would benefit from reading this book?

     If you want to move from the hobby realm of public speaking to the professional.

 

  • What could you get out of this book?

     Berkun opens up the behinds the scenes on the public speaking stage. You get to see what he makes on the typical engagement, how much travel is required, and the prep. investment for those speeches. You get a mix of public speaking tips / public speaking as a job. 

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