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Dan Roam, "The Back Of The Napkin"

Posted On January 1, 2018By Freddy Tran NagerIn Media

Drawing Conclusions: Dan Roam Presents “The Back of the Napkin”

by Freddy J. Nager, Founder of Atomic Tango LLC; an earlier version of this story appeared on Jawbone.TV… For author Dan Roam, it began with a living nightmare. As he writes in his book, The Back of the Napkin, a colleague in his consulting firm had a medical emergency, so he asked Roam to cover for a speech the next day. Roam agreed “only to learn later that the speech was to take place in Sheffield, England (we were in New York) to an audience of educational experts appointed byRead More
US Forest Service Cocktail Construction Chart
by Freddy J. Nager, Founder of Atomic Tango + Amateur Mixologist… Let’s drink a toast to men of creativity and humor in official positions. More specifically, let’s drink a toast to Cleve Colbert “Red” Ketcham, the late great U.S. Forest Service Regional Engineer who gave us, for perpetuity, the Cocktail Construction Chart. Immortalized in the U.S. National Archives Catalog as item #7035823 (download your copy here), the chart was created shortly after Nixon resigned in 1974 — a very good reason to celebrate. Given the names of the people whoRead More
Millionaires Vs Broke People
by Freddy J. Nager, Founder of Atomic Tango + And Guy Who’s Wondering How Much More LinkedIn He Can Take… Please tell me this is one of those annoying LinkedIn puzzles. You know, one of those banal math problems or word games that clueless people play on the professional networking site. This particular LinkedIn challenge obviously shows the value of proofreading, and it’s so easy that a Fox News host could solve it. The column headers are clearly reversed, so just swap ’em and the table makes perfect sense. InRead More
Apple iPad Pro + Pencil Review
by XDL, Filmmaker… In filmmaking, we have the deadly production triangle: cheap, fast and good. If you’re lucky, you get two — usually at the sacrifice of the third. You can have cheap and fast, but it won’t be good. You can have good and fast, but it won’t be cheap. You can have cheap and good, but it’ll never be fast. When it comes to drawing computers, a triangle also applies. The ideal digital creative tool would be powerful, portable, and easy to use. I’ve never gotten all three.Read More