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Showing posts with label author. Show all posts

Monday, November 15, 2021

Stockdale Paradox: stoically accepting reality while maintaining faith in the endgame

"Every good-to-great company faced significant adversity along the way to greatness, of one sort or another. … In every case, the management team responded with a powerful psychological duality. On the one hand, they stoically accepted the brutal facts of reality. On the other hand, they maintained an unwavering faith in the endgame, and a commitment to prevail as a great company despite the brutal facts. We came to call this duality the Stockdale Paradox.

The name refers to Admiral Jim Stockdale, who was the highest-ranking United States military officer in the "Hanoi Hilton" prisoner-of-war camp during the height of the Vietnam War. Tortured over twenty times during his eight-year imprisonment from 1965 to 1973, Stockdale lived out the war without any prisoner's rights, no set release date, and no certainty as to whether he would even survive to see his family again. …"

Read more about the Stockdale Paradox online -> 
https://www.jimcollins.com/concepts/Stockdale-Concept.html

Listen to Shane Parish's discussion with Jim Collins. Before they close their conversation, they talk about the Stockdale Paradox ->  https://fs.blog/knowledge-podcast/jim-collins-2/



Stockdale Paradox: stoically accepting reality while maintaining faith in the endgame
Stockdale Paradox: stoically accepting reality while maintaining faith in the endgame

Tuesday, July 27, 2021

FM #586 - Breaking 'radio silence' on "Men & Miscarriage" - 07/21/21 (audio)

FM #586 = This is the Franklin Matters radio show, number 586 in the series. 


This session of the radio show shares my conversation with Franklin residents Aaron and MJ Gouveia. You may recall that Aaron and I talked about his first book outdoors on the Town Common in May of 2020. 


We had this conversation in the Franklin Public Radio studios on Hutchinson St.  MJ joined us for this session as she is co-author of their new book Men and Miscarriage. A key quote from the intro to the new book: “When it comes to men and how they are impacted by these issues, it’s almost complete radio silence.”


We had a great conversation to help break the ‘radio silence’ (yes, pun intended) on this topic of miscarriage and how it affects both members of the relationship. My kudos to both of them for starting the conversation on this tough topic. The statistics show that one in four women do experience a miscarriage.  “Half the battle is knowing you are not alone.”


In some of my conversations after our recording session, it has been enlightening to find out how many folks I talk with who reveal that they have had one or more miscarriages in their immediate or extended family. One key take away you’ll hear about is to ask someone; “How are you doing?”


The show notes include links to the Amazon book page, Aaron’s Daddy Files book web page. MJ tends to avoid social media and occasionally writes on Aaron’s page.


The recording runs about 32 minutes, so let’s listen to my conversation with MJ and Aaron.


Audio file -> https://player.captivate.fm/episode/382fc625-e1ac-4f3a-90b0-cfb4c0d9d256



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Men and Miscarriage: A Dad's Guide to Grief, Relationships, and Healing After Loss – published July 6, 2021  https://www.amazon.com/dp/1510763600/


Link to the CNN article mentioned  https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/15/health/miscarriage-men-grief-loss-wellness/index.html


A discussion at the Franklin Public Library scheduled for Sep 1.


MJ's post as discussed during the conversation: https://www.daddyfiles.com/mj-speaks-out-2/


First book links: 



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We are now producing this in collaboration with Franklin.TV and Franklin Public Radio (wfpr.fm). 


This podcast is my public service effort for Franklin but we can't do it alone. We can always use your help.

 

How can you help?

  • If you can use the information that you find here, please tell your friends and neighbors

  • If you don't like something here, please let me know


Through this feedback loop we can continue to make improvements. I thank you for listening.

 

For additional information, please visit Franklinmatters.org/  or www.franklin.news 

If you have questions or comments you can reach me directly at shersteve @ gmail dot com


The music for the intro and exit was provided by Michael Clark and the group "East of Shirley". The piece is titled "Ernesto, manana"  c. Michael Clark & Tintype Tunes, 2008 and used with their permission.


I hope you enjoy!

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FM #586 - Breaking 'radio silence' on  "Men & Miscarriage" - 07/21/21 (audio)
FM #586 - Breaking 'radio silence' on  "Men & Miscarriage" - 07/21/21 (audio)

Thursday, July 15, 2021

Priya Parker: "The way we gather has been changed forever"

Priya Parker writes:
"The way we gather has been changed forever. How will we come together moving forward?  
This past year, we've had to figure out how to teach and wed and learn and work and graduate and worship and organize and celebrate and mourn without being physically together.

At long last, gathering is coming back. This re-emergence is the ultimate gathering makeover. And we have a once-in-a-generation opportunity to experiment, re-imagine, and dream up how we want to gather now. 

Let’s gather again as we never have before. Join me in this exploration this summer. "  Visit https://gatheringmakeover.com/
Priya talks with Brene Brown in a two-part series, here is the link to Part 1

and the link to the Meeting Makeover talked about in Part 2

FM #579 - Franklin author Susan K Hamilton - 07/08/21 (audio)

FM #579 = This is the Franklin Matters radio show, number 579 in the series. 


This session of the radio show shares my conversation with Franklin author Susan K Hamilton.  Susan has just published her second fantasy novel, The Devil Inside.  


We talk about Susan’s Franklin story. How her interest in writing was instilled early on but she really only started exploring this while in college. Her two most recent publications were in the realm of fantasy albeit different from each other. Her next work might be something in women’s literature..


The recording runs about 33 minutes, so let’s listen to my conversation with Susan outdoors on the Town Common


Audio file -> 
https://player.captivate.fm/episode/fe74e376-8c86-4d57-8204-2da089aad717


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Susan K Hamilton’s web page  https://www.susankhamilton.com/ 


The Devil Inside ->  https://www.amazon.com/Devil-Inside-Susan-K-Hamilton/dp/1950301206/ 


The Shadow King -> https://www.amazon.com/Shadow-King-Susan-K-Hamilton/dp/1947848984 


The Writing Bloc writing group mentioned during our conversation ->  https://writingbloc.com/ 


NYC Midnight writers challenge -> http://www.nycmidnight.com/ 


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We are now producing this in collaboration with Franklin.TV and Franklin Public Radio (wfpr.fm) or 102.9 on the Franklin area radio dial.  


This podcast is my public service effort for Franklin but we can't do it alone. We can always use your help.

 

How can you help?

  • If you can use the information that you find here, please tell your friends and neighbors

  • If you don't like something here, please let me know


Through this feedback loop we can continue to make improvements. I thank you for listening.


For additional information, please visit Franklinmatters.org/ or www.franklin.news/


If you have questions or comments you can reach me directly at shersteve @ gmail dot com


The music for the intro and exit was provided by Michael Clark and the group "East of Shirley". The piece is titled "Ernesto, manana"  c. Michael Clark & Tintype Tunes, 2008 and used with their permission.


I hope you enjoy!

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You can also subscribe and listen to Franklin Matters audio on iTunes or your favorite podcast app; search in "podcasts" for "Franklin Matters"

 

Franklin author Susan K Hamilton (courtesy photo)
Franklin author Susan K Hamilton (courtesy photo)

Monday, June 14, 2021

Boston Globe: "Harvard professor Danielle Allen to launch historic bid for governor"

"Harvard professor Danielle Allen will launch a historic campaign for governor on Tuesday, entering the Democratic field as the first Black woman to run for the executive office as part of a major party in Massachusetts at a time when women and people of color are breaking barriers in city and state government.

Allen, 49, joins what’s likely to be a crowded primary with a hefty academic resume but no experience holding elected office.

A MacArthur “Genius Grant” recipient and the head of Harvard’s Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics since 2015, Allen says she is running to bring the lessons of her career as a political philosopher — that government must meet a high bar, serving all people — to Beacon Hill.

And her bid solidifies a family legacy steeped in fights for racial justice: a grandfather who helped found the first NAACP chapter in his North Florida community, where doing so meant risking one’s life, and a grandmother, working as a nurse in the segregated South, who dreamed that one day her offspring would study at Harvard."
Continue reading the article online (subscription maybe required)

You can listen to Danielle on an episode of  "Toward a More Perfect Union"


I have read her book on the Declaration of Independence "Our Declaration." She provides a slow reading of the text with insights and perspectives you don't get elsewhere. Well worth the time to read.

"Our Declaration"
"Our Declaration"



Thursday, June 10, 2021

FM #559 - Don Wilding talks "Shipwrecks of Cape Cod" - 06/01/21 (audio)

This session of the radio show shares my conversation with Franklin resident and author Don Wilding. We had our conversation outdoors, on the Town Common, albeit with some traffic and a gentle breeze. We were able to remove the sounds of the one truck that interfered. We had a pleasant talk about Don’s story, living in different parts of the Hockomock League area and now here in Franklin. 


It was exciting to be in person, my second time for a recording this year. We get into Don’s recent book: Shipwrecks of Cape Cod. He is out on a lecture circuit of sorts with a presentation on this book. 


The recording runs about 33 minutes, so let’s listen to my conversation with Don Wilding


Audio file = https://player.captivate.fm/episode/d9d1ec1a-fcbe-4527-9c85-e09fe9d3fb87



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Don Wilding’s page -> https://www.dwcapecod.com/ 


Shipwrecks of Cape Cod -> https://www.dwcapecod.com/books-articles 


Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/donwildingscapecod/ 



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We are now producing this in collaboration with Franklin.TV and Franklin Public Radio (wfpr.fm). 


This podcast is my public service effort for Franklin but we can't do it alone. We can always use your help.

 

How can you help?

  • If you can use the information that you find here, please tell your friends and neighbors

  • If you don't like something here, please let me know


Through this feedback loop we can continue to make improvements. I thank you for listening.

 

For additional information, please visit Franklinmatters.org/  or www.franklin.news 


If you have questions or comments you can reach me directly at shersteve @ gmail dot com


The music for the intro and exit was provided by Michael Clark and the group "East of Shirley". The piece is titled "Ernesto, manana"  c. Michael Clark & Tintype Tunes, 2008 and used with their permission.


I hope you enjoy!

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You can also subscribe and listen to Franklin Matters audio on iTunes or your favorite podcast app; search in "podcasts" for "Franklin Matters"

 

Steve Sherlock (left) Don Wilding (right) on the Town Common
Steve Sherlock (left) Don Wilding (right) on the Town Common

Friday, April 23, 2021

"Shipwrecks of Cape Cod: Stories of Triumph & Tragedy" - Apr 27

Franklin resident Don Wilding will be presenting a talk on his new book, "Shipwrecks of Cape Cod: Stories of Triumph & Tragedy" Tuesday night (April 27) at 7 PM. Presented by the Foxborough Historical Society & Foxboro Cable Access.


"Shipwrecks of Cape Cod: Stories of Triumph & Tragedy" - Apr 27
"Shipwrecks of Cape Cod: Stories of Triumph & Tragedy" - Apr 27



Thursday, February 25, 2021

Hear about "Boston Made" with Alan Earls - virtual meeting Thursday at 2 PM


Hear about "Boston Made" with Alan Earls
Hear about "Boston Made" with Alan Earls


Click below to join "Boston Made" Thursday FEBRUARY, 25 at 2pm
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Thursday, January 28, 2021

New Book Announcement | Boston Made

Announcing Our New Book

Boston Made: From Revolution to Robotics, Innovations That Changed the World

New Book Announcement | Boston Made

I want to share my excitement at finally publishing our book revealing Boston as one of the most prolific innovation centers in the world for more than four centuries. Built on 20 years of research by my co-author, Dr. Bob Krim, along with my insights from writing about the Massachusetts tech scene for many years, you will find this to be a fun and enlightening book that will change how you think about our region! 

 

Boston Made: From Revolution to Robotics, Innovations that Changed the World

 

Publication:  February 23, 2021, from Imagine Publishing, an affiliate of Penguin Random House.

Learn more about the book and reserve your copy: www.BostonMadeBook.com.

 

As a friend, family member, or business associate, I hope you will consider purchasing the book or sharing this email with anyone you think might be interested!

 

Best Regards,

Alan Earls

  

Below is just one of the Boston innovation stories we cover in the book.

A Boston Made Innovation:
Basketball turns 130 years old

Hoops – the globally popular game of basketball was invented and first played in Massachusetts in 1891. Athletic coach James Naismith was given two weeks by his boss to invent an indoor game where football playing teens wouldn't hit each other – "not rough"- when kept indoors by wintery weather. Naismith did it and basketball was born.


Monday, January 4, 2021

"an invitation not to mistake difference for defect"

Maria Popova (@brainpicker) tweeted on Sat, Jan 02, 2021
"I have written a children's book. It is a true story — a love story, a science story, a story about the poetry of existence, about time and chance, genetics and gender, evolution and infinity, about diversity as nature's wellspring of resilience and beauty"
"Great children’s books move young hearts, yes, but they also move the great common heart that beats in the chest of humanity by articulating in the language of children, which is the language of simplicity and absolute sincerity, the elemental truths of being: what it means to love, what it means to be mortal, what it means to live with our fragilities and our frissons. As such, children’s books are miniature works of philosophy, works of wonder and wonderment that bypass our ordinary resistances and our cerebral modes of understanding, entering the backdoor of consciousness with their soft, surefooted gait to remind us who and what we are."

Direct link to Maria's book announcement:  https://t.co/Q8NTUxqEZN

For those on Twitter, Maria is one whom I recommend to follow as being a valid source of a wealth of worthy info.

One of the several illustrations graciously shared by Maria in her announcement. Illustrations by "the uncommonly talented and sensitive Ping Zhu
One of the several illustrations graciously shared by Maria in her announcement. Illustrations by "the uncommonly talented and sensitive Ping Zhu


Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Spear Phishing hits authors with books about to be published

"Earlier this month, the book industry website Publishers Marketplace announced that Little, Brown would be publishing “Re-Entry,” a novel by James Hannaham about a transgender woman paroled from a men’s prison. The book would be edited by Ben George.

Two days later, Mr. Hannaham got an email from Mr. George, asking him to send the latest draft of his manuscript. The email came to an address on Mr. Hannaham’s website that he rarely uses, so he opened up his usual account, attached the document, typed in Mr. George’s email address and a little note, and hit send.

“Then Ben called me,” Mr. Hannaham said, “to say, ‘That wasn’t me.’”
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