Books – what I learned compilations, 100 years of solitude, between the world and me, speak like Churchill stand like Lincoln, Feast of Snakes
Documentaries/movies – cinema paradiso, man on wire.
@calfussman – writer of what I learned feature in esquire. Great interviewer & reporter. Traveler, athlete & adventurer. Calfussman.com
- Quincy Jones – even at a signing, he take time with every fan to connect, even if it means keeping the bookstore open until 3 am.
- Good questioning comes from building trust through the questions.
- Basic fact – people want to talk about their lives. People can open up to strangers in ways that they never could with people around them.
- Telling good stories comes from writing frequently.
- A good interview starts with a question that goes straight to the heart, it the head.
- Success – George Foreman – started his comeback in his 40’s at over 300 lbs. Did it by letting go of his earlier angry self.
- Book gifts that compliment the persons needs.
- Speak like Churchill, Stand like Lincoln – for anyone that needs to speak publicly. Tips for anyone that needs to give a speech.
- “It’s the last two steps. The people that die, die in the last two steps.”
- Billboard anywhere in the world – “Listen”
- Advice to 30 year old self? Not one word.
- Advice to college students – learn languages by befriending foreign speakers & hanging out in their world.
- TF book – Chimpanzee Politics. Newt Gingriches book on navigating politics.
- To learn to write – write as much as possible. Just write.
- Don’t use school as an excuse to put yourself off from writing. Put yourself in a position where you have no money, and are forced to practice your craft to make money.
- The moment and the experience make the flavor of the food you’re eating or the wine you’re drinking.