Public speaking can be terrifying. For David Nihill, the idea of standing in front of an audience was scarier than cliff jumping into a thorny pit of spiders and mothers-in-law. Without a parachute or advanced weaponry. Something had to change.
In what doesn't sound like the best plan ever, David decided to overcome his fears by pretending to be a comedian called "Irish Dave" for one full year, crashing as many comedy clubs, festivals, and shows as possible.
I learned a lot about Comedy techniques. I'm going to have to relisten to it with a notebook to be able to extract all the exact ideas but some of them did stay with me already.
In business, the right behaviors matter. But getting it right is tricky. Even when we acknowledge the need to change what we do and how we do it, life has a habit of getting in the way, upsetting even the best-laid plans. And just how do we manage those situations that can provoke even the most rational among us into behaving in ways we would rather forget?
This book delivers consistently on Marshall Goldsmith's brand of bringing wisdom that is easily memorable and actionable for business people. The questions "is it worth it" and "am I willing to put in the effort that it takes to make this a positive experience?" Two take-aways that I will use every day from now on. I highly recommend that any ambitious professional read this book or listen to it rather. Marshall gives you the people skills that you need to get to the next level. Thank you, Marshall.
More than 2,000 years later, Plato's Republic remains astonishingly relevant to our everyday lives. It poses one question after another that might well have been drawn from the headlines and debates of our nation's recent history: What sort of person should rule the state? Are all citizens equal before the law? Should everyone have equal access to health care? Plato's greater inquiry, however, was into the question of defining justice itself and the reasons why a person would choose a life aligned with that virtue.
This course made Plato's Republic understandable. It is broken into small sections which are easy to understand. The teacher brings it to life by explaining how it applies to today's world and to other philosophical references. He talks about his own theories about what things might mean and lets you know that those are only his theories. He is also tied into commonly agreed facts among scholars that he would not get from just reading the text alone. Bottom line is if you're going to read Plato's Republic, you need to get this audiobook.
Time rules our lives, woven into the very fabric of the universe-from the rising and setting of the sun to the cycles of nature, the thought processes in our brains, and the biorhythms in our day. Nothing so pervades our existence and yet is so difficult to explain. But now, in a series of 24 riveting lectures, you can grasp exactly why - as you take a mind-expanding journey through the past, present, and future, guided by a noted author and scientist.
The professor creates a narrative that takes non-math and non-science people through a journey of the universe that is very understandable and interesting. I highly recommend buying this course if you're like me and you want to have a better theoretical understanding of time and its physical properties.