In RPGs and generally in life - improvisation is an invaluable skill that will help you in countless situations. 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”? How do you get better at improvising? At planning? At being a good Game Master for a Role-Playing Game? Doing this podcast while down with the flu, voice a bit... Read more!
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? In this podcast I cover what the meaning of life could be. I also cover your one, main asset as a human being - your ability to inspire meaning in... Read more!
When you read about mental training, you may learn some mental gymnastics tricks to help you focus. But often the very basic skill of being here and now is skipped. And if training to be here and now is covered, it usually involves doing something to ensure you don’t drift away. …to some imaginary paradise, what you had for dinner yesterday, the sex last night or to some problems at work. There is a way... Read more!
To become a good public speaker, practice. To become a great public speaker, practice more. Here are my tips for you along the way: Decide on the impact and value you would like to make with the audience Instead of using slides, jot down a set of keywords or phrases that makes it likely for you to create that value Use your key words and concepts as Lego building blocks. Mold your presentation according to... Read more!
Yesterday 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... Read more!
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? Having had the privilege working for my main client Dualog during the past few years, I have gained an insight into the shipping industry. Dualog optimizes IT and Internet connections onboard more than 3000 ships. My work with them have included giving talks... Read more!
Earlier today 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... Read more!
Stay curious. Experiment. Fail fast. Learn. This podcast is about the young aspiring chemist who started to blow things up and ended blowing up himself. It highlights a part of the free OnePageBook, “#Fail” and adds the element of curiosity. Link to transcribed video. Link to this post: https://isene.org/2018/10/Podcast-ChemicalGeir.html Read more!
This podcast distills the OnePageBook, “How to help a friend in trouble” down to just one single effective tip. There exists a silver bullet in helping another. It may not be the tip a person wants to hear, but it is the tip he needs to hear. In the podcast, I give you a challenge. Are you up for it? Link to transcribed video. Link to this post: https://isene.org/2018/10/Podcast-HelpOthers.html Read more!
I have a question for you: Do you need your ambitions to live a happy or fulfilling life? In sports, in business, in school and in most other parts of life the need for goals and ambitions seems taken for granted. “But of course you need ambitions!” - we can hear Tony Robins, mental trainers and various TV personae insist on setting short term, long term and life goals. But is this actually true? For... Read more!
In this podcast, I introduce a really simple role-playing game: The Amar Lite. The rule system can be read and understood in 15 minutes and is playable with kids down to 5 years old. Along with the game system itself, I have created a set of ready-made characters and a one page adventure that makes it easy to get playing right away. Take your kids, friends or grand parents into a fantasy world rescuing the... Read more!
When Niklas (my oldest son) turned 15 four years ago, I took him to NYC for a week. As Jonathan turned 15 in August, it was his turn. In 5 years it will be Benjamin and in 13 years, it’s me and Aleksander. It’s a great way to experience a lot together in just one week. Jonatan is one of the smartest people I know. When he was five, he came home from the kindergarten... Read more!