181 posts tagged regulars
Let’s corral a crew to take this course in early 2014. I’ll be like a player coach. :) We can rap about it Friday mornings.
The course designer Gary Chou will join us at The Regulars on December 13. Spread the word. Come on down. Thanks.
I’m still trying out Branch. Ping if you encounter issues trying to access this. Thanks.
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We live in a complex, fast-moving world. For any given issue (e.g. the national debt, immigration, transit, monetary policy, foreign policy), for how long could you speak if you could not use vague generalities but were required instead to use only specific facts?
How many thoughtful follow-up questions could your current position withstand before you tapped out? How many pertinent details are currently outside your grasp? If asked to make the strongest case for an opposing position, how well could you do?
Practice (verbally) on a topic at home. Try to fill as much time as you can stacking only facts. Bring an open mind and your ideas down to the Regulars any Friday morning. Let’s help each other keep learning via kind-hearted argument as a process of mutual discovery. Thanks.
[The movie clip is from The Right Stuff.]
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So many tables talking this morning. I was part of conversations about Wendy Davis and Ted Cruz, filibusters, etc.; The Texas Tribune; Cinema Paradiso; XOXO; UT’s new bschool building; The Society of Spectacle; Dell going private; higher ed and the web; the iPhone 5s; Catastrophic Care; the JOBS Act and AngelList; a Texas transportation report; telepresence and its impact on commutes and the office market by 2040; East Nashville; and more. Thanks, y’all.
Cool conversations touched on Fantastic Fest; Togather, Gathr, and Tugg; makers in Texas; Quirky; Branch; Medium; Dribbble; hog hunting from helicopters; deep sea fishing; brainstorming various crazy meetup hyper-inter-connection games; supply chain management; and tons more. Good times per usual. Thanks.
Topics discussed this morning included various personal projects and ventures; urbanization and will that pendulum ever swing back; a 100-km traffic jam; China; the global market for natural resources; geopolitics and forex; the Plaza Accord; a documentary on cycling in Afghanistan; Manda Bala; military service and the draft; the Cuban Missile Crisis; more on the surveillance state; water; Michigan and Detroit; Michael Lewis’ Home Game; higher-ed costs in the US and choosing a college; Parker Millsap at Shady Grove; and much more. Thanks, y’all.