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April 26, 2007 5:31 AM   Subscribe

A communication primer. A pretty basic, but well-written primer on effective communication, and proper understanding of the communication process, barriers, listening, feedback and non-verbal hints. Don Clark's site contains a lot of well-formed ideas on leadership and human performance without resorting to mumbo-jumbo and buzzwords. Not your typical MBA / self-help bs.
posted by psmealey (9 comments total) 29 users marked this as a favorite
Does mathowie know about the hostile takeover?
posted by DU at 5:40 AM on April 26, 2007

Don Clark is a silent partner in MetaFilter Network LLC
posted by chillmost at 5:40 AM on April 26, 2007

Oopps... Don't know what happened there.
posted by psmealey at 5:42 AM on April 26, 2007

I'm sending this to the LOLcats.
posted by srboisvert at 6:19 AM on April 26, 2007

One of the best books on communication I've read (ok, I'll admit that I haven't read that many but still), was Made to Stick. And as with most people in 2007, the writers have a blog.
posted by drezdn at 7:06 AM on April 26, 2007

psmealey, If I could favorite your post many times I would. This communication primer is a site I wish I could have seen decades ago, when I was a teen and interested in studying the science of communication. In ye olde days there were no university courses on this that I could find. A degree in communication meant courses in broadcasting, tv, radio etc. not my interest at all. Don Clark's site has excellent information, for an entrpreneur...and just plain living life well skills.

If anyone else knows of any other sites which discuss the nature/science of human communication, analysing comprehension, I'd totally appreciate it.

Thanks for your post!
posted by nickyskye at 7:27 AM on April 26, 2007

ooh, as drezdn mentioned, the link to the Made To Stick blog.
posted by nickyskye at 8:12 AM on April 26, 2007

Sorry, I wasn't listening. What?
posted by Dizzy at 8:45 AM on April 26, 2007

My pleasure, nickyskye. It's not often I read something like this that's so fundamental, direct and completely devoid of marketing bullshit. It's kind of like open source management and communication skills. Glad you enjoyed it as much as I did.
posted by psmealey at 4:10 PM on April 26, 2007

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