Inspiration

Below is a small collection of books, videos and knowledge sources that have played a role in shaping my career and perspectives in the research space. This information is certainly helpful for anyone looking to further explore consumer research or video production.

 
 
 

FREAKONOMICS

Freakonomics is a collaboration between Steven Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner. Through storytelling and wry insight, Levitt and Dubner show that economics is, at root, the study of incentives. How people get what they want, or need, especially when other people want or need the same thing.


 
 

Thinking fast and slow

Daniel Kahneman explains the two systems that drive the way we think. System 1 is fast, intuitive, and emotional. System 2 is slower, more deliberative, and more logical. Each of these can be understood only by knowing how the two systems shape our judgments and decisions.

 
 

 
 

KHAN ACADEMY

We oftentimes rush to learn complex methodologies without full understanding the fundamental concepts that underlie them. I owe a great deal to Khan Academy, refreshing and enhancing knowledge in critical information and opening many doors for me, including graduate school.

 
 

 
 

CURTIS JUDD (youTube)

An expert in lighting and sound. A great resource for developing a strong eye for video lighting and skilled in identifying the correct tools for recording audio. I’ve often visited his videos when it comes to capturing long and hectic in-field research.

 
 

 
 

RARE EARTH (YOUTUBE)

An incredible narrative storytelling channel. The son of Astronaut Chris Hadfield looks at parts of the world from a unique lens. Sharing incredible stories from otherwise overlooked parts of the world.

 
 

 
 

TEAM TREEHOUSE

An easy to use and approachable technical education provider. One of the best user experiences of any website, and in my eyes, a lens into the future of education in this country.