Highlights of my notes from studying Aristotle’s “Art of Rhetoric”.
“If you’re not prepared to be wrong, you’ll never come up with anything original.”
People who love cars take them to pieces to see how they work. I like taking stories to pieces to see why they work.
We all understand how important EMPATHY is in the workplace, but sometimes what we actually need is “TACTICAL EMPATHY”.
When Joe biden’s speech writer Vinay Reddy sat down to write the inaugural address, he knew he needed a different kind of speech. Driven by the idea of using “rhetoric for good” he studied speeches (including a lot of Churchill) where words had been used in a positive content to unite people.
Over the last few years I have been lucky enough to work with or alongside speechwriters for Barack Obama, Ronald Reagan, Tony Blair, Ginni Rometty, Steve Jobs and Al Gore. Here’s a collection of some of the best advice I received.
For the last 4 years I have done a Masterclass each day on my commute to work. Here’s the highlights from some of my favourite lessons.
A one-pager of a few business leaders I admire. Inspired by Chris Hadfield’s “one-pagers” from his Masterclass series.
A few things that I learned from teaching an assembly of 200 kids aged 9-13 about climate change! This advice seems as relevant for the boardroom as it is for the classroom.
Need to understand the carbon cycle? Here’s some simple observations, experiments, and models that contribute to our evolving understanding of the Earth’s many systems that absorb and release carbon.
Good artists copy, great artists steal. (Just make sure that you steal from good people who have something useful to say).
I’ve learned a few things along the way about working in a big business. What’s good? What’s not? How do you survive? But more importantly, how do you thrive?