How I used an AI to write a blog post

What did you think? You may have read the “guest post” written by the artificial intelligence ChatGPT, with accompanying illustrations by AI-driven TOME. I want to explain just how simple the process was. It was four steps. I typed into ChatGPT, “Write an article in the style of the blog at www.hipsocket.net.” ChatGPT instantly generated an article, grammatically flawless, with …

How is working with you better than working with AI?

We used to ask customer-facing team members, “How is working with you better than going online?” Now the question for everyone is, “How is working with you better than working with AI?” Mark taunts our future AI overlords. Mike has further treasures to reveal from his experiments with AI. It’s impressive–and scary. Are all of our jobs in danger? In …

The story of one particular Crucial Conversation

Another plug for the resources we are compiling here: We literally have a Resources page that features collections of podcast episodes, articles and downloads. Here’s one that my podcast partner, Mike Marshall, and I were particularly happy to bring to the world: resources for the important book “Crucial Conversations.” And let’s add to that with this wonderful–and true–story about a …

Your team needs a story time?

A Wall Street Journal column shared the research behind how reading aloud to students can overcome losses they suffered during pandemic shutdowns.    It’s a practice Victorian teachers, classical education proponents and home schoolers have known for years. (See: Read-Aloud Revival. See also: Mark’s amazing wife.)   Mark thinks it’s a practice you need, too. Listen in for the benefits …

GUEST POST: The Importance of a Classical Education in a Digital Age (With a Dash of Humor)

In today’s world, technology has made it easier than ever to access information and connect with others. However, as convenient as these tools are, they can also create a sense of disconnection and isolation. In order to counterbalance the negative effects of technology, it’s important to focus on the timeless values and principles that have been passed down through the …