A few years ago, I had a job that involved listening to a ton of podcasts…
The people who were interesting told good stories. They were also inquisitive: willing to work to expand their social and intellectual range. Most important, interesting people were also the best listeners. They knew when to ask questions. This was the set of people whose shows I would subscribe to, whose writing I would seek out, and whose friendship I would crave. In other words, those people were the opposite of boring.
Here are the three things they taught me.
This link has been posted in retrospect from a collection of articles I compiled in 2012 using the iOS app, Instapaper.