Language Hacking
Language Hacking
Oct 26, 2020
#21 Avital Spivak on Forgetting French then Falling Back in Love with Languages
36 min
This episode features Avi, who learned conversational Chinese in just 90 days with the Fluent in 3 Months Challenge.

We actually guarantee that anyone who completes the Fluent in 3 Months Challenge will have a 15-minute conversation in their new language after 90 days of learning. You can find out more here.

In our chat with Avi, a Fluent in 3 Months Challenge participant and coach, she shares how rediscovered her love of languages and came to the realization that she is a polyglot while learning Chinese in the Challenge.

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Some of the topics brought up during the interview are:
  • “Forgetting” French as a child
  • What it was like learning English as a foreign language in Israel
  • Figuring out how to learn a language through self-study
  • What it’s like being Shannon’s language exchange partner
  • Using poetry, recipes, and martial arts to learn languages
  • Avi’s amazing progress with Mandarin in the Fluent in 3 Months Challenge
  • Coming to the self-realization she is a polyglot and falling back in love with languages
  • Learning how to maintain multiple languages
Podcast theme: “A New Beginning” by Shannon Kennedy

The Rx Bricks Podcast
The Rx Bricks Podcast
Depressive Disorders
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33 min
Curious Minds: Innovation in Life and Work
Curious Minds: Innovation in Life and Work
Gayle Allen
CM 175: Roger Martin on the Efficiency Myth
What's driven our relentless obsession with economic efficiency and who are its winners and losers? For much of the twentieth century, the U.S. economy benefited most individuals and families, no matter their social class. In recent decades, that's not been the case. Roger Martin examines this shift in his latest book, When More is Not Better: Overcoming America's Obsession with Economic Efficiency. He shares data indicating that, while the wealthy continue to prosper, the average American family does not. While Roger is concerned with what lies ahead for these families, he is equally concerned about the future of the U.S. economic system. He says, "What set off the project behind this book is that the median family, who is also the swing voter, is going to give up on capitalism as the system it wants to have run this country." Professor of Strategic Management, Emeritus, at the University of Toronto's Rotman School of Management, Roger previously served as Dean and Director of the Martin Prosperity Institute. In addition, he's published eleven books, written numerous articles for Harvard Business Review, and has been named the number one management thinker by Thinkers50. Based on his extensive research and his work with hundreds of companies, Roger believes organizational leaders can change things for the better. In this interview, he shares examples of how companies, like Southwest Airlines, have done just that. At the same time, Roger discusses how our longstanding model of the U.S. economy as machine got us here. He points out, "It's kind of an accident. We've done some things based on models we thought were good that have gotten us in places we don't like at all." Episode Links Why Information Grows by Cesar Hidalgo The Persona Project  Wassily Leontief Pareto Distribution David Ricardo and comparative advantage Cristiano Rinaldo Curious Minds Team You can learn more about creator and host, Gayle Allen, and producer and editor, Rob Mancabelli, here. Support Curious Minds If you're a fan of the show, here are three simple things you can do to support our work: Rate and review the podcast on iTunes or wherever you subscribe.  Tell a friend or family member about the show. Subscribe so you never miss an episode. Where to Find Curious Minds Spotify iTunes Tunein Stitcher Google podcasts Overcast
49 min
The Project Management Podcast
The Project Management Podcast
OSP International LLC
Episode 451: Flow for Project Managers (Free)
Play Now: Andrew Kallman, Executive Coach Last week, I must have missed the start of at least three scheduled meetings. In each case, I saw on my calendar that the meetings would start in an hour or less, which meant that I could probably start and finish another task before I had to be at those meetings. And each time, I got so involved in the task I was working on that I lost track of everything around me and the meetings started without me. In positive psychology, this is called a flow state, also known colloquially as being in the zone. This is the mental state in which a person performing an activity is fully immersed in a feeling of energized focus, full involvement, and enjoyment in the process of the activity. In essence, flow is characterized by the complete absorption in what one does, and a resulting transformation in one's sense of time. Wouldn’t it be great, if we could apply this to all our projects and everyone working on it? You can. To see how flow can be applied to our projects, we are welcoming Andrew Kallman to the program. He and his brother Ted Kallman wrote the book Flow: Get Everyone Moving in the Right Direction...And Loving It and Andrew is here today to give us an introduction. Here is how someone describes the effect flow has had on their projects: Flow is when you know where you are headed, know what your goal is, and know the steps necessary to get there. It's like running a race. You don't plan each step along the way, but you keep your eyes on the finish line, and everything you do moves you toward it thanks to your training.
Streetwise Hebrew
Streetwise Hebrew
TLV1 Studios
#314 It Takes Real Courage
What do courage, poor acting, and pet adoption have to do with one other? They have the same Hebrew root אמצ. On this episode, Guy explains the word אומץ, courage, and its root. Listen to the All-Hebrew Episode on Patreon New Words and Expressions: Omets – Courage – אומץ Kibalti/tafasti/azarti omets – I mustered up my courage – קיבלתי אומץ Eize omets – How brave – איזה אומץ Ein li et ha-omets lehagid lach – I don’t have the courage to tell you – אין לי את האומץ להגיד לך Kama she-ani ohev otach – how much I love you – כמה שאני אוהב אותך Yesh lecha omets laasot mashehu – You’ve got the courage to do something – יש לך אומץ לעשות משהו Ein li omets – I have no stomach for something, I don’t dare to do it – אין לי אומץ Mivchan omets – A dare – מבחן אומץ Amits, amitsa – Brave – אמיץ, אמיצה Ma’amats acharon – Last effort – מאמץ אחרון Lehafsik le’amets et ha-kol – Stop straining your voice – להפסיק לאמץ את הקול Imuts klavim – Adoption of dogs – אימוץ כלבים Le’amets klavim – To adopt dogs – לאמץ כלבים “Ben adam, tit’amets” – “Dude, strive higher!” – בנאדם, תתאמץ Lehitamets – To endeavor, to strain oneself – להתאמץ Al tit’amets/tit’amtsi/titamtsu – Don’t work too hard, don’t put too much work into it – אל תתאמץ, תתאמצי, תתאמצו “Freestyle, ma she-ba” – Freestyle, whatever comes” – פריסטייל, מה שבא Lo mit’amets yoter midai – I don’t try too hard – לא מתאמץ יותר מדיי Eich efshar la’asot look she-nir’ah super mit’amets, aval be-efes ma’amats – How you can create a great look, but with zero effort – איך אפשר לעשות לוק שנראה סופר מתאמץ, אבל באפס מאמץ Ha-mis’chak mit’amets midai – The acting was not natural – המשחק היה מתאמץ מדיי Hu Tipa mit’amets midai – He’s trying a bit too hard – הוא טיפה מתאמץ מדיי Playlist and Clips: Shlomo Artsi – Omets (lyrics) The Ultras – Ein li et ha-omets (lyrics) Amitsa – Brave, trailer Shlomo Gronich & Shva Choir – Ha-masa Le-erets Israel (lyrics) Lehafsik le’amets et ha-kol Imuts klavim – to adopt dogs Arik Einstein – Sus Ets (lyrics) Lo mit’amets yoter midai Look she-nir’ah mit’amets, be-efes ma’amats (makeup)
12 min
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