On March 27th I sat for an hour long interview and audience Q & A for the Norwich University Expert Voices Series – sponsored by the College of Liberal Arts and the Board of Fellows. The event was held at 7pm in the Sullivan Museum and History Center. The interview was conducted by Jon Allen (NU ’94). The audio is posted below in two parts that you can listen to right here or download and take with you.
Expert Voice Series Part 1
Expert Voice Series Part 2
Here’s a link to Steven Pressfield’s The War of Art which I mention as a major source of inspiration. It’s all about artistic/entrepreneurial procrastination and how to get over it.
I also get a lot of mileage out of Seth Godin’s work – especially The Dip.
Additionally, during the Q & A I was asked about the Norwich connection to Yale University’s Skull and Bones Society. Here are some sources that document the connection:
* Skull and Bones was founded by William Huntington Russell and Alphonso Taft in 1856. Legally it is known as the Russell Trust (see NY Times from 1903 – scroll down to paragraph 6).
* Russell graduated from Partridge’s academy in 1828 (not yet known as Norwich University). Here’s a link to the NU archives – scroll down to see Russell listed as an 1828 graduate.
* We don’t have much from him but here’s a PDF of a letter from William Huntington Russell to Alden Partridge in 1849. Russell was running a pseudo military school in New Haven at the time.