Ooh, The Universal Traveler

A super weird chain of events landed this book – The Universal Traveler: A Soft-Systems Guide to: Creativity, Problem-Solving, and the Process of Reaching Goals – in my hands. It was published in 1972, so you know what this means – typewritten text,...

3 Lessons from DADT Reporting

Yesterday’s release of the findings from the Pentagon’s study on the repeal of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell encapsulated three important lessons for evaluators regarding how we report and communicate about our work. #1 The segment on CNN was summarizes in seven words: Letting...

Review: Napkin Sketch Workbook

An anonymous sweetheart sent me a copy of Don Moyer’s Napkin Sketch Workbook in the mail yesterday. I read it in one sitting. I’m not sure if it wasn’t meant for me to review, but seeing as how this is an unsanctioned blog, let’s do it anyway....

My Graphic Design Circa 2005

It’s so easy to knock instances of bad graphic design in evaluation. They’re ubiquitous and, like many of you, I’m really good at it. So in the spirit of transparency (and curiosity) I dug up old flash drives to locate bad examples of graphic design...