1 hr 7 min

Conversation 55: A conative brain discussion with Dr. Tom Tonkin Corporate Thought

    • Business

My conversation with Dr. Tom Tonkin. We had a wide ranging conversation. He dropped a lot of knowledge on us including the following tidbits:

Tom has a background in NLP. Here is a brief overview of the inputs that Tom spoke of.

Tom’s favorite British Statistician of the 1700s actually turns out is George E.P. Boxof the 1900s, but no matter. The quote is “All models are wrong but some are useful.”

I mentioned the concept that it is not a lack of resources but rather a lack of resourcefulness that stops you attributed to Tony Robbins. This lead to a conversation about Self Directed Learning. Tom mentioned four components to self directed learning: 1) Being Resourceful 2) Having a Desire 3) Having Persistence and 4) Having Initiative.

Tom introduced us to the conative, the third area of the brain.

Ok, so the backpack review guy is Chase Reeves. And my backpack is the Pro Executive from Waterfield.

Tom introduced us to the Google Ngram Viewer. I went down a rabbit hole playing with it.

Tom mentioned one of my favorite reads of last year, Atomic Habits by James Clear and his exploration of habits as systems.

We went back in TV history to L.A. Law and their opening scene each week.

So Tom didn’t give me much to go on with his next tidbit…Gail something from Dominican University. I found her (Dr. Gail Mathews) and the study about writing things down.

Tom’s Daily Ritual:

Tom looks at his digital task list. His choice of digital task/idea manager is todoist.

Tom uses fountain pens to hand write one page of tasks into an analog notebook and then works out of the notebook during the day. Tom’s choice of notebooks is the Baronfig.

At the end of the day, Tom transfers his notes from the day into his digital manager.

You can find Dr. Tom Tonkin on most of the socials including an app I had not heard of before – VOXER where he invites you to send him a message or question and he will respond.


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My conversation with Dr. Tom Tonkin. We had a wide ranging conversation. He dropped a lot of knowledge on us including the following tidbits:

Tom has a background in NLP. Here is a brief overview of the inputs that Tom spoke of.

Tom’s favorite British Statistician of the 1700s actually turns out is George E.P. Boxof the 1900s, but no matter. The quote is “All models are wrong but some are useful.”

I mentioned the concept that it is not a lack of resources but rather a lack of resourcefulness that stops you attributed to Tony Robbins. This lead to a conversation about Self Directed Learning. Tom mentioned four components to self directed learning: 1) Being Resourceful 2) Having a Desire 3) Having Persistence and 4) Having Initiative.

Tom introduced us to the conative, the third area of the brain.

Ok, so the backpack review guy is Chase Reeves. And my backpack is the Pro Executive from Waterfield.

Tom introduced us to the Google Ngram Viewer. I went down a rabbit hole playing with it.

Tom mentioned one of my favorite reads of last year, Atomic Habits by James Clear and his exploration of habits as systems.

We went back in TV history to L.A. Law and their opening scene each week.

So Tom didn’t give me much to go on with his next tidbit…Gail something from Dominican University. I found her (Dr. Gail Mathews) and the study about writing things down.

Tom’s Daily Ritual:

Tom looks at his digital task list. His choice of digital task/idea manager is todoist.

Tom uses fountain pens to hand write one page of tasks into an analog notebook and then works out of the notebook during the day. Tom’s choice of notebooks is the Baronfig.

At the end of the day, Tom transfers his notes from the day into his digital manager.

You can find Dr. Tom Tonkin on most of the socials including an app I had not heard of before – VOXER where he invites you to send him a message or question and he will respond.


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Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/corporatethought/support

1 hr 7 min

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