Cool (and bookish) Links


September 7th, 2008

It’s been a while – here’s a few cool links.

Michael Palin for Vice-President: hilarious video about the wrong Palin for the White House (hat tip to Euan and Johnnie)

Can you send me your CV? New clients often want a CV – security, I suppose. Now here’s a good way to do a web-based CV, easy enough for even me to develop, and to put a link on my blog/web page (hat tip to Geoff)

A book you simply must read Life is a Verb by Patti Digh. Enough said – it is a MUST READ! Trust me on this one.

A conference you should go to if you are anywhere near Chicago in late October (and even if you’re not) – the annual Applied Improv Conference. It includes industry leading speakers and presenters (including Thiagi and Keith Sawyer, author of Group Genius: The Creative Power of Collaboration);  a group trip to a showcase of the best Chicago style improv; and of course the creative giant that is Open Space (oh, and I’ll be presenting two workshops with my brilliant psychodrama/sociometry friend Andrea Barrett). And if you email me for a secret code you’ll get $100 off the current registration (that’s $399 instead of $499).

Another book you should read: Harrison Owen’s Wave Rider: Leadership for High Performance in a Self Organizing World. You can read a preview here and order the book here.

And yet another: Dave Pollard’s Finding the Sweet Spot. Dave is passionate about the environment, humanity and intentional community. I can’t wait to read his book.

I’ve known about del.icio.us for a while – and have only just got around to using it. It gathers together all your bookmarks, links, web pages etc etc. I know I’m a bit slow getting onto it – well worth it.

And while I’m on books, the best novel so far this year is Breath by Tim Winton. If you want to read some of the very best, spare, evocative writing ever and you want to know what it was like growing up in 1970s Australia and you want to understand surfing, just read Breath. If you want none of those, read it cos it’s a bloody good read.

Ash Grunwald has a new album out – Fish out of Water – a local, and very talented, roots & blues performer.

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