With a month’s training lost to illness and travel, I am finally back into the groove prepping to run the January 13 PF Chang’s Marathon (see how much I love running). This means I need heavy distractions, like music, as well as the occasional podcast. I am not subscribed to anything in particular, and mostly cherry pick things from ITConversations.
He presents a number of examples for each of the steps, using both his own experience at Apple as well as by presenting innovative products and how they were developed. His common sense thoughts are both entertaining and useful.
The irony was he starts out by telling the audience how “most CEO keynote’s really suck” how they go on forever- his approach is always to do a “Top 10” format, so you always know if he is on slide 5, he is “half way through sucking”.
Well I was enjoying hearing about the benefits of mantras over bland mission statements, and his ideas on jumping curves, etc. Ironically, my podcast just cut out on step 7! I think I may not have downloaded the full mp3. It made my laugh just at myself.
But it was a brilliant, sharp edged, and refreshing voice to hear.
I also heard the other day a segment from IEEE Spectrum Radio – theses stores are more like traditional radio news features, but I was opened to some new technology ideas in Car Personalities, Smart Parking & Volcanoes – especially on the concepts of web and mobile technology to deal with the issues of car parking in big cities. And the segment by Bob Lucky on the dreaded Q&A question that starts, “Are You Aware of…” was a gem. And I almost expected on the Volcano monitoring story about Guadelupe to hear the voice of my old geology office mate Jean-Christophe, who I thought had worked at the observatory, but it was someone else. Where ever you are J-C, hope life is good.
See, I can like podcasts….