Memory and The Brain : More Is Easier

Did you know that mnemonic memory techniques are 2,500 years old? Their origin is a legend, passed along by Cicero. Greek poet Simonides (c.556-c.468 BC) demonstrated a feat of recall that jumpstarted the theory. He had attended a banquet, where he presented a poem. Afterwards, he went outside, which saved him when the roof collapsed, killing the other […]

Web Search Garage

Poynter’s “Web Tips” this week features Tara Calishain, who writes an awesome blog that focuses on web research and search. She now has a book, Web Search Garage, that Poynter “recommend(s) to journalists, writers, and researchers. Here’s what it promises: ‘If you thought that Internet searching was just about plugging in a couple of terms […]

Innovation and tech giants

Authors Clayton Christensen and Michael Raynor have penned a sequal to Christensen’s 1997 book, The Innovator’s Dilemma. The first chapter of The Innovator’s Solution: Creating and Sustaining Successful Growth , follows AT&T’s search for new identity post-breakup, a $50 billion exercise, according to reviewer Leslie Walker at the Washington Post. Amazon; Powell’s.