Recommended reading

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Happy Saturday, Roadies, and welcome to my weekly best-blog roundup.

๐Ÿ’ป Denny Gibson showed me a real kindness by writing a good review of my book, Textures of Ireland. Get your copy of the book here. Read Book Review Textures of Ireland Jim Grey

Waterman Hardware in Five Points
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๐Ÿ’ป Knowing how to do geeky stuff is often useful in surprising ways. rachelbythebay tells a story of knowing how to control a modem at the command line rid her of an annoying co-worker. Read ATDT relief

๐Ÿ’ป When I worked in radio the worst thing that could happen in a day was to go off the air. All of your listeners would flee to stations that were still operating, and they were hard to get back! Ken Levine tells the story of a time when a station where he worked kept going off the air — and of a clever program director who figured out how to keep his listeners from changing the station. Read Maybe the most ingenious radio contest ever

๐Ÿ’ป If you want to be better than you are, sometimes you need an outside perspective on what is holding you back. That means receiving feedback, and for most of us we’d rather have our fingernails pulled out. Chelsea Troy writes an enormously useful post about how to receive and act on feedback — and how to recognize when you’re not in a good place to hear it. Written for people managers, but I’m sure all of us can find value here. Read Leveling Up Skill #15: Receiving Feedback


2 responses to “Recommended reading”

  1. Dan Cluley Avatar
    Dan Cluley

    I saw your comment on Ken Levine’s blog yesterday and laughed. Pretty sure one of your links is how I got started reading him, so thanks. :)

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      His blog is one of the greats.

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