Author: Babak

Conversational intelligence

Conversational Intelligence: How Great Leaders Build Trust & Get Extraordinary Results by Judith E. Glaser My rating: 4 of 5 stars An interesting book that gives you a completely new perspective on conversations. The book explains in depth the relationship…


Arm, a photo by BabakF on Flickr. Testing single photo sharing from flickr, by uploading the photo of a doll arm I saw somewhere.

photographers I like: Sebastião Salgado

A new favorite photographer: Economics PhD Sebastião Salgado only took up photography in his 30s, but the discipline became an obsession. His years-long projects beautifully capture the human side of a global story that all too often involves death, destruction…

HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Managing People

This book is a collection of articles from Harvard Business Review. It is one in a series of books that collect selected articles on specific topics. This one in the series is about different aspects of management. I am a hobby manager, being responsible for a small group of researchers. I thought this book would give me enough insight into management so I can do a decent job. I will provide a quick review of each of the articles and then write down my overall thoughts about this book.

Honor the Treaties

A strong film about a photographer’s work in an Indian reservation. It shows how a photographer gets involved with his subjects. It also shows how America is honoring her native people. A portrait of photographer Aaron Huey’s work on the…