Weekly Download 15.11


Here’s a recap of news and notes from around the Web that caught my attention over the past week or so.

The Science of Why We Talk Too Much (and How to Shut Up) provides a helpful framework to recognize when you’ve gone on too long. Following the green, yellow, red rule is a good place to start monitoring yourself.

I always felt that my education was somewhat lacking in soft skill, people-related coursework.  7 truths about the mind you missed in psychology class was really good and helped catch me up.

No burying the lead in Fast Company’s How email became the most reviled communication experience ever. Don Norman, the interaction design expert and author of The Design of Everyday Things, explains, “The problem is in trying to make email do everything when it’s not particularly good at anything.” I’m sensing that I’ll be writing more about the downside of email in the near future.

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