Write Experiment 5: Collect Story Seeds

Albert Bandura is one of my personal heroes.  He was a noted psychologist who concluded after a long academic life that psychologists were terrible at social diffusion of the useful ideas they produced.  In his later years, he turned his attention to fixing this problem by telling stories on radio and TV. The first three […]

Write Experiment 4: Prime Intuition

Nil Demircubuk, Intuition and Intellect are complementary.  Silicon Valley Change Interview, March 24, 2021. Kenneth Gilhooly, Linden Ball, and Laura Macchi, editors, Insight and Creativity in Problem Solving. Routledge, 2018. Kenneth Gilhooly, Incubation in Problem Solving and Creativity: Unconscious Processes.  Routledge, 2019. Francesco Cirillo, The Pomodoro Technique: Do More and Have Fun with Time Management. […]

Write Experiment 3: Figure Out Manageable Chunks

Marie-Josée Shaar and Kathryn Britton, Smarts and Stamina: The Busy Person’s Guide to Health and Optimal Performance.  Positive Psychology Press, 2011.This was a wonderful experience putting together a book of separate chunks.

Write Experiment 2: Play with Ideas

John B. Smith and Catherine F. Smith. A Strategic Method for Writing.  1987I have a hard copy of this text in a loose leaf notebook.  I am sure John Smith gave it to us in the early 90’s.  I wasn’t sure it was available, but wonders of the web, it is posted on the web […]

Write Experiment 1: Decide What Belongs

John Yeager and Jon Cunha, The Coaching Zone: Next Level Leadership in Sports.  Yeager Leadership Press, 2021.There were so many things John Yeager could have written.  In this book, he and his partner zeroed in on one particular audience and tailored what they wrote to meet that audience’s particular needs.