My tutor on the Advanced Training Manager ITD now IPD whatever qualification also taught adult basic skills and personal development-type stuff.
The concept of Andragogy was a thing back then: the teaching methodologies for adults. We must have been having a discussion about gender differences. Women were supposed to be more holistic and integrated, they found it difficult to learn abstract information without relating it to their own lives. She didn’t agree, and neither did i, which is why I say: tell that to the ‘Coloured Computers’ who did the abstract calculations that made the Moon Landings possible (Hidden Figures, the movie out next month: https://youtu.be/RK8xHq6dfAo )
She reported that the single parent fathers displayed the same holistic approach to learning that the single parent mother’s did.
Dads. Hormones. Strange. Human.
Prince & Bowie | What Authentic Actually Is
Excellent, succinct summary of their authenticity. I’ll add Miles Davis to the list, obviously.
Claydon also includes a list of top tips for bring the next Bowie. I jest. He includes a list of top tips for bring authentic. His list is no worse than many and much more (forgive me) “operationalisable” then most.
“Were I to live without my stuff, I’d have the same intellect, the same memories, values and beliefs that I hold now; but, without objects anchoring me and providing pleasure, I fear I’d fly off the face of the Earth. I know I’d be a miserable version of that self, endlessly muttering: ‘I used to have one of those.’ As Belk reminds us, people entering the military, religious orders, concentration camps, prisons and other institutions have their personal possessions removed immediately, to eliminate their uniqueness.
Shorn of my possessions, I would still be me. But, I suspect, not for long.”
Go read it.
I study other people’s craft to try to improve my own pathetic efforts.
These guys are quite skilled…
I seek inspiration for new approaches from seemingly unrelated fields.
I challenge myself to learn from these wood artists and from jazz musicians, to name but two.