How to Change the World

The Soul of Wit

According to a series of psychological studies discussed on Psychology Today, research participants are able to successfully communicate sarcasm and humor in a mere 56 percent of emailsand most of the senders had no idea their attemps were so ineffective.

How do you avoid this? The article gives some tips:

My Visit to Google Germany

I recently visited the offices of Google in Munich, and these are some of the pictures I took there. Enjoy!

Extreme Makeover by Duarte Design

You can accuse me of many things but looking a gift horse in the mouth is not one of them. As a followup to yesterday's interview with Nancy Duarte, I asked her to work her magic on my PowerPoint presentation (which I consider already very good).

How to Captivate an Audience

The four horsemen (horsepeople?) of presentation skills are Garr Reynolds, Nancy Duarte, Bert Decker, and Jerry Weisman.

Are You Limiting Yourself?

Psychologists dub the tendency to presume that others react to the world in the exact same way we do as "projection." For example, an entrepreneur is reluctant to schmooze and unwilling to discuss his company in social settings for fear of annoying potential customers and investors.

How to Save a Billion Dollars

Over at the American Express Open Forum blog I just posted an interview with Chunka Mui, the author of Billion-Dollar Lessons: What You Can Learn from the Most Inexcusable Business Failures of the Last 25 Years..

How About a Plan B for Fund Raising?

Over at the American Express Open Forum blog, I've posted a description of "Plan B" for fund raising. Plan B is 180 degrees from the usual venture-capital path. Check it out by clicking here. If you go with the usual Plan A, don't say I didn't warn you.

Nikon D90 Video Example

Here's the long-awaited D90 video sample from me. :-) You can watch it on YouTube by clicking here. Or download the original file here (35312.7K). Or watch it on the Posterous platform here. What’s most interesting is how much better the Posterous version is--you've got to love what Posterous is doing.