On 3 March 2020, I have the honor to be the keynote speaker for the AIAA Dayton-Cincinnati Aerospace Sciences Conference.
The topic was “Success from Failure; as told in personal stories”.
The following hyperlink will download my charts to your computer.
The file is 26Megs.
This post provides links to the 3 presentations I delivered at SciTech 2020 in Orlando on 6 and 8 January 2020.
If you click, the original PowerPoint file is automatically downloaded to your computer. Don’t try this at low baud rates.
Questo post, scritto usando google translate, è per gli amici che ho fatto mentre ero in Italia a luglio.
Grazie a tutti per una meravigliosa vacanza.
Crucoli 19 July 2019
Charlie Vono (Utah), Susan Garrison (California), Gennaro Tursi (Crucoli), Bill Garrison (California)
Alcuni di voi sono interessati ai miei cugini di Des Moines.
Posso iniziare a dire che i miei antenati, tra cui il nonno Tommaso e altri cugini di Crucoli, hanno elencato come loro amico americano un cugino Cataldo Sicilia al 521 Elm Street a Des Moines.
Non sarei sorpreso di apprendere che molti altri immigrati di Crucoli hanno elencato la stessa persona e lo stesso indirizzo.
Sono stato chiamato come il fratello di mio padre. Sua figlia Nancy Ayers scrisse una grande storia familiare: “Vono Family History, 1800 – 2005”. È scritto in inglese. Contattami se vuoi ottenere una copia.
Questo è quello che ho scritto nel mio album fotografico di Facebook su Crucoli.
“18 luglio: è tempo di prendere sul serio il motivo principale del nostro viaggio, scoprendo la nonna e il nonno Vono visitando il villaggio da cui sono partiti per venire in America. Dall’aeroporto di Napoli a Roma via treno. Da Roma a Lamezia via aereo di linea. Da Lamezia a Cariati in treno. Dormi quella notte in un fantastico hotel, Palazzo Mascambruno.”
“19 luglio: il miglior giorno di sempre! Susan aveva davvero fatto i compiti e il villaggio era più che accogliente e cordiale. Nonostante la barriera linguistica, stavano attivamente facendo del loro meglio per aiutarci a rintracciare i nostri antenati. Papà e i suoi fratelli erano orfani, ma avevamo abbastanza indizi per fare davvero grandi progressi. Ho fatto un tour guidato dai cittadini della città, della chiesa e del cimitero. Una cosa utile dopo l’altra e tutti hanno rifiutato tutti i soldi che abbiamo cercato di offrire in cambio. Tornato quella notte a Roma.”
Il libro di Nancy afferma che nei primi anni del 1800, Campanellas, Tulianos, Pantusos, Bruno’s, Santagada, Rinzellis e Vonos vivevano a Crucoli. Questi sono i miei antenati. La mia bisnonna, Caterina Vono, morì a Crucoli nel 1905 nella sua casa, 99 Cairoli Street. Nel 1907, la nonna Concetta viveva in 97 Columbo Street.
When the words above are feed back into Google translate, we get the following. So I think I have a pretty good translation here:
For My Italian Friends
This post, written using google translate, is for friends I made while I was in Italy in July. Thank you all for a wonderful holiday.
Some of you are interested in my cousins in Des Moines. I can begin to say that my ancestors, including Grandpa Tommaso and other Crucoli cousins, have listed as their American friend a cousin Cataldo Sicilia at 521 Elm Street in Des Moines. I would not be surprised to learn that many other Crucoli immigrants have listed the same person and the same address.
I was called as my father’s brother. His daughter Nancy Ayers wrote a great family history: “Vono Family History, 1800 – 2005”. It is written in English. Contact me if you want to get a copy.
This is what I wrote in my Facebook photo album on Crucoli.
“July 18: it’s time to take seriously the main reason of our trip, discovering grandma and grandfather Vono visiting the village from which they left to come to America. From Naples airport to Rome by train. From Rome to Lamezia via airliner. From Lamezia to Cariati by train. Sleep that night in a fantastic hotel, Palazzo Mascambruno. ”
“July 19: the best day ever! Susan had really done her homework and the village was more than welcoming and friendly. Despite the language barrier, they were actively doing their best to help us trace our ancestors. Dad and his brothers were orphans, but we had enough clues to really make great progress.I did a tour guided by the citizens of the city, the church and the cemetery, one thing that was useful after another and everyone refused all the money we tried to offer in return. He returned that night to Rome. ”
The book of Nancy states that in the early 1800s, Campanellas, Tulianos, Pantusos, Bruno’s, Santagada, Rinzellis and Vonos lived in Crucoli. These are my ancestors. My great-grandmother, Caterina Vono, died in Crucoli in 1905 at her home, 99 Cairoli Street. In 1907, Grandma Concetta lived on 97 Columbo Street.
The Wasatch Chapter of INCOSE hosted one of my Crawford Slip Workshop on 11 April 2019.
Download the charts here.
This kind of workshop is a “good deal” for both the leader and the participants. CSM allows a workshop facilitator to spend an hour with a group of people and leave with many well-formatted, easily-manipulate-able ideas.
This is because each idea is contained its own little 4 1/4″ by 2 3/4″ slip of paper.
Also, once a person has attended a CSM workshop, they leave having learned a new and powerful individual tool to help increase their brainpower.
At best, human brains are somewhat chaotic and easily distracted pattern-matching machines. But the human brain, combined with these slips, becomes more formidable. CSM helps the easily-distracted to focus. A swirl of ideas can be captured on paper and then manipulated to get at the heart of the idea. Once written down and then spread out, reading the fanned slips spurs the brain to re-consider and dig deeper. Contemplation of the ideas in front of you gets you writing more slips. Those slips usually strike nearer the bulls-eye of the thought you are reaching for. In other words, it teases out the pure idea behind your initial thoughts.
Dr. Crawford called this “mental low gear” since it helps you climb steep hills of thought with heavy loads.
Dr. Crawford developed this idea of single thoughts on single slips back in the 1920s and used it during WWII to help increase defense plant production. I studied under Dr. Crawford in the 1980s and am one of the very few who can successfully lead a CSM workshop in the 21st century.
Look up the CSM on the internet and most likely you will find a method he would not recognize or approve of. Usually, the fastest way to detect that the method is not a real CSM is the facilitator opts for the convenience using of post-it notes and then placing them on easels. This can be a useful exercise, but it completely defeats the main strength of the CSM. The slips must come from 20 pound bond paper precisely cut into eight pieces.
Since CSM is not sticky, but loose-leaf, ideas can be recombined from many peoples’ brains.
Consider the CSM facilitator who has gone home with the thousands of slips from a workshop of hundreds of people. The slips are spread out, covering two or three tables. Their job is much more than a personal mental low gear.
The CSM expert can sort all these slips in a way that reveals and captures the obvious and the not so obvious “meta-ideas”. Collating these thousands of slips is a daunting task, only made possible by the human mind’s ability to match patterns while picking and choosing which pattern is actually out there. Ideas are sorted in accordance with a criterion that only becomes apparent as the slips are read during the sorting. The sorter’s brain can skip along meta levels and create new sorting criteria on the fly. The sorter can not only see new connections, but can reject old patterns that do not appear useful.
As slips are read and sorted, the competent sorter will write slips that consolidate many slips. They will also copy some slips and use them in various different places in the final document. As a disciplined professional, the sorter does not hesitate to allow the slips to suggest a new idea that was not clearly stated on any one slip. The ethical sorter also works hard to avoid injecting their own biases.
For those interested in more research, click this link to download Dr. Crawfords original 1983 “how to” manual.
The best book on the CSM that is currently in print is Brainpower Networking Using the Crawford Slip Method by H. William Dettmer.