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Old 30 May 2020, 13:04
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Book Review: Talking To Strangers - Malcolm Gladwell

I'm about halfway through this book about how to gauge and communicate with strangers.

I am reading it through an executive communications and negotiations lens but many of the examples are applicable to people's work in these forums.

The author is the same as The Tipping Point. Expect the same level of eye opening thoughts of "why didn't I learn this stuff when I was younger"

Awesome so far.
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Old 30 May 2020, 13:26
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Tipping point was great, as was Outliers. I will have to check this one out.
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Old 30 May 2020, 17:23
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I liked the book as well. I also recommend reading Brief: Make a Bigger Impact By Saying Less and Noise: Living and Leading When Nobody Can Focus by Joe McCormack. He's the founder of The Brief Lab and hosts an excellent podcast that averages 15 minutes.

He's a regular speaker and instructor in the Corporate and SOF community on communication skills. He addresses communication through the various platforms (i.e., F2F, email, elevator speech, briefings/presentations, etc). He's a regular contributor to professional development curriculum from HUMINT to Special Warfare to business meetings that involves people to people engagements. I really enjoy his stuff and find it applicable to various facets of work I'm involved in.
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Old 31 May 2020, 07:16
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I read it last year, youíll enjoy the rest of it. As usual, itís a well researched and well written book.
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