In the Malcolm Gladwell MasterClass he likes to ask, "how do I want to end this writing?" I don’t know, I haven’t thought about it enough yet. He also says to write like an eighth grader but with deeper research and insights.
At the same time, I've been planning for a new podcast once I graduate in May. I want to start producing hour-long episodes focused on one topic and interview multiple people's stories or perspectives related to that topic. I could call it "Berkeley Hour," which would be a monthly podcast interviewing Cal students and alumni who are experts in their field. Another idea is to open the podcast to a broader audience beyond Berkeley guests and call it "The Hour." However, the trade off is that having a broader podcast would require more self promotion versus leveraging the Berkeley connection.
Topics could be:
• The future of work
• The new paradigm against retirement
• The importance of design thinking
• Why everyone should learn a computer language
• Lack of e-commerce in emerging markets
Changing subjects to The Art of Distraction... I’m a master of distraction. One MasterClass instructor said that distraction is the main deterrence from writing. I don’t want to agree because I feel like distractions can foster creativity but I also can’t help but agree because I haven't published much. Distraction is probably the biggest reason why my writing, not just words but also music, is a collection of fragmented thoughts and compositions.