A podcast on a wide variety of topics - philosophy & free will, science & technology, human relations & culture, business & innovation, arts & music, games and life in general. Free OnePageBooks at http://isene.org
At the tail end of my interview (https://isene.org/2019/02/RelevantMen.html) on Annmarie Bhola's Breaking Ground podcast, she asked me about my views on global warming. We had an interesting exchange that turned out as a podcast in its own right. We decided it would be a nice joint venture to present this interview on Geir's Everything.
Link to the blog post: https://isene.org/2019/02/Podcast-GlobalWarming.html
Not only in RPGs, but in life in general - improvisation is an invaluable skill that will help you in contless situation. But how do you balance improvisation, planning and the role-playing game system itself? What is the benefits of planning, and when do you simply "wing it"?
OK, down with the flu, voice a bit rusty and claiming this to be episode 17 (it is #18).
Is there any meaning, any purpose to life? What is the true path? Religion? Science? The arts, sports, parenting, helping others, yourself, collecting stuff, happiness, action, inaction or something entirely different? What on Earth - or elsewhere - could be the meaning of all this?
Link to the blog post: https://isene.org/2018/12/Podcast-MeaningOfLife.html
There is a way to learn to be truly present without having to resort to mental tricks or doing anything special. Learning to really be present without any props or tools creates a foundation for clean focus. Because if you can calmly be present without needing any mental crutches, you can learn to focus without any underlying mental noise.
This podcasts is about this simple, yet so hard to master skill.
To train to do it well, read this OnePageBook: https://isene.org/onepagebooks/#1pb-2-mental-training---the-core
I did a talk at the Procurement 4.0 conference at Deloitte in Oslo. While the topic I covered was digitilization in shipping, I ended up recommending the audience to go home and ask their sexual partner how they could be the ideal partner in bed for them... and then deliver that and telling me how it went. I am curious if I will get any feedback. During the talk I covered the essence in the OnePageBook "Impress!" via the Arrow->Box->Arrow method. Listen to the podcast and I will take you through a drill using this method.
Link to the blog post: https://isene.org/2018/11/Podcast-Impress.html
Shipping, ant hills and the crazy fashion industry.
Why is collaboration good business? Why share? What does shipping have in common with the pharmaceutical industry?
What is “ant hill innovation”, and how does that concept relate to the IT industry?
In this podcast I cover a lot of ground - from the two types of collaboration and sharing to examples of industries where collaboration is common place to industries where it is shunned. I talk about Intellectual Property Rights; patents, copyright and trade marks. I cover examples of how those concepts can in fact stifle innovation and how limiting such protections can lead to more prosperity. Sharing can be more than just caring, it can be good and sound business.
Link to the blog post: https://isene.org/2018/11/Podcast-Collaboration.html
I held a workshop in Tromsø - north of the arctic circle - at the annual WISTA conference (WISTA being the “Women’s International Shipping & Trading Association”). The topic of my workshop was “Digitization, robots and AI. Why women will be the last to be replaced by robots and AI”. I was having a fun three hours with 25 smart and inspiring women. And to sum it up, I decided to wrap it all into a podcast.
Link to the blog post: https://isene.org/2018/10/Podcast-WomanAndAutomation.html
Based on the OnePageBook, "How to help a friend in trouble" (available on Amazon and at isene.org), this podcast boils helping others down to one single effective tip. Just one. And in the podcast I offer you a challenge. Are you game?
The blog post covering the podcast: https://isene.org/2018/10/Podcast-HelpOthers.html
In this podcast I am pondering this life question that most people seem to take for granted. Help me sort this out - are goals and ambitions really needed to live a happy and fulfilling life?
Link to the blog post: https://isene.org/2018/10/Podcast-Ambitions.html
A one page game system with a one page adventure. Play with kids down to 5 years old. Simple rules, playable in an evening. You will find Amar Lite at http://d6gaming.org
Here's the blog post about this simple RPG: https://isene.org/2018/10/Podcast-AmarLite.html
If your whole life is centered around having a perfect body, then any criticism of your body will be an attack on your whole world. If life is all about your job, then taking a hit at work will see your life crumble.
How can you become less sensitive to criticism? What does sensitivity to criticism have to do with being interesting? How do you learn to not give a crap about what others think of you?
Listen and get provoked, or get some useful tips.
Do you really have a choice? Are any of your choices in life up to you? Do you ever cause anything? Are you responsible? Listen to this podcast, then read the OneBageBook titled, "Free will" here: https://isene.org/onepagebooks/ and the article, "On Will" here: https://isene.org/contributions/