A discussion about logo design: At times, we may find that breaking the rules leads to much more positive outcomes. How about your logo: is symmetry a consideration in how you project your image? For me, there are hints of symmetry in my Flying Button logo, but mostly not, due to its hand-drawn nature. This badge has been my call sign for 30 years this … Continue reading Breaking the rules leads to much more positive outcomes.
Part of my 20 in 2020 series. Many of us remember Carl Sagan, a famous American astronomer, cosmologist, author, and producer of the show Cosmos. Sasha Sagan is the daughter of Carl, and she wrote a wonderful book about rituals for finding meaning in our unlikely world entitled For Small Creatures Such As We. In the book, Sagan looks to create a set of rituals for her secular … Continue reading March Forth
20 books worth talking about (in Rich Gassen’s opinion) “With no intention to…write a book, …I got a flash of insight that had the book I Am, a series of passages that start with, ‘I am.’ They’d be positive, they’d be uplifting and that I had to write it with Amy.” Bruce Kasanoff We continue my series of 20 books in 2020 to check out. … Continue reading 20 in 2020: I Am
20 books worth talking about (in Rich Gassen’s opinion) My book suggestion for this week is actually a group of materials by Dr. Melissa Hughes, Ph.D. She has written two books on neuroscience and how it affects the brain: Happy Hour with Einstein and Happier Hour with Einstein: Another Round. Having worked with learners from the classroom to the boardroom, Hughes has spent the better … Continue reading 20 in 2020: Happier Hour with Einstein
20 books worth talking about (in Rich Gassen’s opinion) My next installation of 20 in 2020 is Brave Leadership by Kimberly Davis. I’ll start with the web summary: THIS BOOK WILL HELP READERS BE BRAVE. While we may think that we need to follow some kind of prescription to get results, the most amazing leaders are those who dare to be their true selves, powerfully. … Continue reading 20 in 2020: Brave Leadership
20 books worth talking about (in Rich Gassen’s opinion) As mentioned in my last article, I am a print production manager at UW-Madison’s Digital Publishing and Printing Services, and also the chair of a community of practice on the UW campus called Campus Supervisors Network (CSN). Because of these two commitments, I research and read about leadership more than I had in the past. Last … Continue reading 20 in 2020: DRIVE by Dan Pink
20 books worth talking about (in Rich Gassen’s opinion) I read a lot. I didn’t use to; it really started as I completed a degree five years ago at the age of 45 and then filled my study time with practical things like professional development and reading. I usually have two or three books going at once, sometimes more. I am a supervisor at UW-Madison’s Digital … Continue reading 20 in 2020: Range by David Epstein