[ Groundswell ] Why marketers have trouble with full-duplex social technology. Your company has a chance to turn its email list into a two-way communication. Except that most mass emails from companies are “do not reply”. “We want to talk to you,” they say. “But we don’t want to hear back from you. Unless you […]
Book: The Reason for God: Belief in an Age of Skepticism Tim Keller wrote this book as a response to the things that he learned in 20 years as a pastor in NYC, engaging with the doubts people had expressed to him. Out of all the books I’ve read explaining the reasons for believing in […]
book: Total Church: A Radical Reshaping around Gospel and Community I’m still trying to work out what to make of this book. To some extent, it’s another “everyone else is doing church wrong, this is how you should do it” volume, but it makes some constructive points. There were moments where I felt like giving […]
Book: War and Peace (Wordsworth Classics) It’s been almost a year since I started reading this, one chapter per day. Matt put out the challenge, and has been faithfully blogging about each chapter as we go through. I’ve found this tremendously helpful in understanding some of the more obscure topics and characters, especially given my […]
50 Scientifically Proven Ways to Be Persuasive – summaries, without footnotes, of the chapters of a book of the same title. Many of these I’d heard before, but good to think about how persuasion works.
What kind of lecture can make you foolishly stay up way too late? Randy Pausch’s last lecture. Over an hour and a quarter long, this video is well worth the effort. I was intrigued when the lecturer walked in to a standing ovation, and said “make me earn it”. He does. You’ll understand if you […]
What do you want to do? Joel shows his process for answering the question and realises that (for him) it’s not linked to a particular technology.
What can a pastor say after having an affair, to make things right? Probably nothing. But what should he say? Perhaps something like this.
A brief blog post on parental expectation and becoming the best designer you can be.
Smashing Magazine with its usual thorough approach presents 10 UI Design Patterns You Should Be Paying Attention To, with examples.