Month: June 2010

Sophistication Classes

Idea:

Sophistication classes. $100 for a 2-hour class each Saturday afternoon. No commitment, no exams, no qualification. The lecturers are handpicked, A++ quality.

Subjects:

  • The art of conversation
  • The art of written communication
  • Other countries snapshot I
  • Other countries snapshot II
  • Human behaviour
  • Personal finance
  • Conflict and resolution
  • Engineering basics
  • The art of storytelling
  • The art of persuasion

There are 10 classes, only run twice a year, in Spring and Autumn. If you like a subject and you want to learn more, then you can request a further course in it, which is another four classes in that one subject area.

Gmail Wishes

The one good thing about Microsoft Outlook was the LinkedIn toolbar, which gave me some really useful information, like a list of emails for which I’ve never received replies, a list of people who I haven’t emailed in a while, and a list of people who I frequently email but haven’t added them to my network yet. I wish Gmail did some useful things like that. Human-useful-things.