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Sitting Watching People Talking – spiders, gender equality and Ricky Bobby

November 9, 2015

We all do it. I know you do. You sit at a coffee shop or at a restaurant or on a bus (anywhere really that you can sit and watch people talk) and you listen in to conversations that other people are having. You can’t turn to see their faces so you just sit and watch other people while you listen. Sometimes the conversations are nothing special but sometimes they can be extraordinary.

It is in that spirit that I present Sitting Watching People Talking – an occasional series in which I hope to share the best parts of the interesting conversations you always have (or hear) while you are sitting watching people talking. Unscripted and unrehearsed, this episode starts with a friend and a spider in the shower and ends reflecting on fundamental human tendencies stopping at gender equality and religious fundamentalism along the way. All in under 5 minutes!! Take a listen (watch if you want) and leave me a comment to let me know what you think of the concept, whether you prefer the written blogs, how it could be improved – that sort of thing.

Sitting Watching People Talking – Pilot Episode 1 :
Incy-wincy spider, religious fundamentalism, gender equality and the Ballard of Ricky Bobby



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The Samurai Game was a 1-day workshop (open to the public) that I attended (upon recommendation) in February 2015. The game was delivered in a safe workshop setting – and Paul’s facilitation allowed attendees to learn the rules and values of a 16th century Japanese Samurai warrior. Attending the Samurai game workshop gave me the […]

Michael Sheridan (Business and Process Improvement Specialist & Data Scientist)

A week out from participating in the Samurai Game with Paul Marshall as facilitator, I am now convinced of what I had merely suspected, minutes out from completion – the Samurai Game has changed my life. Having recounted the ‘story’ of the day to a number of people close to me, from the introduction, to […]

Sara (Solicitor)

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. sara forgione permalink
    November 10, 2015 5:57 pm

    I enjoyed watching and listening to this on the bus going home from work. It is generally a good contemplative time and now I am sitting here thinking about the story and the analogies drawn. Cool. I’m keen to see / hear more!

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