Book Review – Hatch! Brainstorming Secrets of a Theme Park Designer by C. McNair Wilson

Every idea gets written down because it is axiomatic that the quality of the ultimate idea is directly related to the quantity of early ideas. If you’ve read any books on creativity, the ideas within Hatch! won’t surprise you. There are no earth-shattering secrets here, but half the battle with practical books is getting the […]
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Police Blotter #10 – She Wore A…

  -Phillip

Weekly Recap – March 27th, 2015

It’s Friday! On top of that, it’s a real, honest to goodness Friday…not one of those artificial Fridays that promises relaxation only to deliver a weekend in the office. I don’t mean to complain too much since my boss is good about compensating the extra work, but it’s nice to get a real weekend back. Of […]
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Book Review – How to Read Literature Like a Professor by Thomas C. Foster

A reader’s imagination is the act of one creative intelligence engaging another. With How to Read Literature Like a Professor, Thomas C. Foster does a commendable job of introducing “surface readers” to a more fruitful type of reading. Foster is, surprise(!), an English professor and decades of student interaction inspired him to write this book. […]
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Police Blotter #9 – Let’s Iron This Out

  -Phillip

Weekly Recap – March 20th, 2015

Nothing much in the way of excitement and derring-do this week, other than Angus experiencing a swimming pool for the first time. He actually did quite well. Work’s been hectic, but what’s new? I’m still getting a lot of things done. Expect a couple more book reviews over the coming weeks as I’ve wrapped up How to […]
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Book Review – Prometheus Bound and Other Plays by Aeschylus

Is it not clear we must think deeply, or perish? I’ve never been one to watch plays, let alone read them. I was a kid who grew up entertained by the boob-tube and video games. In my youthful mind, I couldn’t have told you which was the harsher punishment – being forced to sit through a “boring old” play or […]
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Police Blotter #8 – Abby Normal

  -Phillip

Weekly Recap – March 13th, 2015

If I can digress before I even have something to digress from, there’s a section in David Allen’s Getting Things Done that talks about the idea of “collaborative cultures,” the whole “there is no ‘I’ in team” mentality, and how it can hinder problem-solving. Why? Because no one is individually responsible for getting something done. That pretty […]
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Police Blotter #7 – I Can See My House From Here

  -Phillip

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