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ABT Time

May 4, 2022

Two years ago last month we pulled together the first 50 participants for the ABT Framework course. 25 rounds later, it was time to pull together 8 of them to discuss what they got out of the course and how they’ve used it. It’s a great discussion and huge validation of the course. Yay!

Randy Olson


Apr 13, 2022

Dr. Karel Liem (1935-2009) was the best of the best as ichthyologist, teacher, prankster and all-around good guy. Thankfully I managed to include him in “Flock of Dodos” where he told about having had 8 bypasses on his heart. Fisheries biologist Julie Claussen (and ABT course advisor) and Liem student Dr. Dana Ono...


Apr 5, 2022

A year ago, Harvard senior and great guy Lincoln Sorscher interviewed me for his undergraduate thesis titled, "Humor’s Efficacy in Communicating Climate Change Messaging.” I gave him such a jaundiced perspective he described my attitude as “self-admitted embitterment." Joining us in this discussion are Australian...


Mar 29, 2022

Time to learn about THE PAUL BEGALA CHALLENGE: To change the thinking of Democrats from And, And, And thinking (“Programmatic Lists”) to And, But, Therefore thinking (ABT Narrative Intuition). Randy Olson matches notes with the three co-authors of the “Narrative Gym” series of books for BUSINESS (Park Howell),...


Mar 18, 2022

In 1998 Randy Olson interviewed Dr. Tom Hollihan of the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism for his 20 minute video, “Talking Science: The Elusive Art of the Science Talk.” He is the author of books on argumentation, media and politics, media diplomacy, political campaign communication,...