Book Review-Guns and Suicide
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by Robert Bogue
5d ago
Very few things could have a greater immediate and visceral impact on people than talking about Guns and Suicide.  Few topics are more sensitized in America than guns.  Few topics are more emotional than suicide.  No matter where you fall on guns, you likely have a strong opinion.  Some are heavily for, and some are heavily against.  Suicide is something that will likely impact each of us indirectly through our network of friends and their friends, and once it has, the world is different. In Guns and Suicide, Michael Anestis walks through the issues and the opportuniti ..read more
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Moving from How to What: Website Relaunch
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by Robert Bogue
1w ago
Thor Projects is entering into its 18th year of business.  Throughout our history, we’ve focused on communicating “how” we get things done.  We’ve focused on our software development, courseware development, and other specific things that we’d do.  However, over time, we’ve realized that the executives that we were working with didn’t really care.  They care about the results that we can deliver for them. We just recently rebuilt the entire website.  Instead of focusing on industries we serve or the “how,” we shifted to communicating the outcomes.  Businesses toda ..read more
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WingingIT Launch
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by Robert Bogue
1w ago
The first person I ever co-led a workshop with was Eric Shupps.  We have so many memories, including the time that I got told that I was hard to listen to.  We both thought that Eric would be the one that got flagged for difficult to listen to first.  (I took out a $20 and told him that he won.)  Over a decade ago, Eric was one of my co-conspirators on the Microsoft ECM Implementers Course that was available for partners. We’ve started a new video podcast where we talk about some of the things that we’ve encountered along the way.  We’re starting with the state of ente ..read more
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Book Review-Healing: Our Path from Mental Illness to Mental Health
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by Robert Bogue
1w ago
Recovery is more than the abatement of symptoms.  Recovery from mental illness returns us to a place where we can have a full and meaningful life.  That’s what Healing: Our Path from Mental Illness to Mental Health is about.  It’s changing our definitions of what is – and isn’t – okay, and what it does and doesn’t mean to have mental fitness.  It’s going to take a lot of work to change our way of thinking of mental health.  Robert Pearl shares in Uncaring and Mistreated how messed up our medical healthcare system is.  Mental health in America is generally regarded ..read more
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Practical Complexity
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by Robert Bogue
2w ago
It was a great, spirited conversation about the concept of complexity that led me to wonder what we really know.  Specifically, the conversation was about the idea that we love linear problem solving.  Proverbially, it’s the simplicity of A+B=C.  It’s a simple math equation that anyone who has learned algebra gets.  However, it’s a simplification of the world around us – and one that sometimes gets us into trouble. Chemical Reactions and Probabilities Given perfect understanding and infinite time, A+B does, in fact, equal C.  However, the problem is that we rarely unde ..read more
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Book Review-Trauma Stewardship: An Everyday Guide to Caring for Self While Caring for Others
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by Robert Bogue
2w ago
It’s an honor and gift to be trusted by people in their most challenging moments.  The moments when they’re in the greatest distress and vulnerability are a sacred space.  They’re a space where we have the opportunity to be the best of what it is to be human.  It’s also a burden to bear.  In Trauma Stewardship: An Everyday Guide to Caring for Self While Caring for Others, we learn how to accept the honor of supporting others without becoming overwhelmed ourselves. The Privilege Bronnie Ware cataloged The Top Five Regrets of the Dying and expressed her reverence at being abl ..read more
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Book Review-Learning in Adulthood: A Comprehensive Guide
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by Robert Bogue
2w ago
For a long time, I’ve thought about the ability to learn as a master skill – the one that unlocks all the other possible skills.  Learning in Adulthood: A Comprehensive Guide echoes that same sentiment.  It acknowledges that, today, the world we live in requires greater degrees of learning than ever before and recognizes that much of the way we try to support and encourage learning isn’t best practice and doesn’t work. The Adult Learner A foundation of adult learning is Malcolm Knowles et al.’s work in The Adult Learner.  It separates how we need to support learning in adults co ..read more
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Book Review-Cognitive Therapy for Suicidal Patients: Scientific and Clinical Applications
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by Robert Bogue
2w ago
As effective treatments go, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is the big hitter.  Several people have applied it to suicide prevention; Cognitive Therapy for Suicidal Patients: Scientific and Clinical Applications discusses the opportunities for its application to suicide prevention directly. Lies, Damn Lies, and Statistics There is a seemingly endless supply of things that have been correlated to suicide.  Some of them are clearly not changeable, such as age.  Ethnicity is similarly unchangeable but correlated in various positive and negative ways with suicide.  Previous ..read more
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Book Review-How People Learn: Designing Education and Training that Works to Improve Performance
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by Robert Bogue
2w ago
It wasn’t the first time I got into a discussion with someone who claimed to be an instructional designer.  It wasn’t even the first time I encountered someone with a PhD in instructional design.  It was also not the first time that I shuddered to think about the training industry.  It was a comment that pushed the project to more abstraction, greater complexity, and less emotional salience – and it was more than I could take. I’ve made the development of educational and performance support materials one of my persistent professional homes – and I remain amazed at the lack of un ..read more
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Book Review-Going to Extremes: How Like Minds Unite and Divide
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by Robert Bogue
2w ago
If you’ve ever wondered how a group of people might become so polarized and radical that they would do things that would normally be unthinkable?  What’s crazy is that what we often see as “crazy” levels of polarization is the normal reaction.  In Going to Extremes: How Like Minds Unite and Divide, Cass Sunstein explores the ways that people radicalize.  (Cass also wrote Nudge and was an author on Noise.) The Amplification Effect One might surmise that when you put people in a group, the resulting attitudes and behaviors would become homogeneous around the median attitudes and b ..read more
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