The opportunist podcast is the first in a new series of podcasts from The Third Eye. Each podcast will feature a different topic that can be explored in depth and will have a listener response either positive or negative.
As a former host of the first opportunist podcast I’ve found it very exciting to be able to do an interview with a different author each week. My hope with each episode is to give new authors a place to showcase their work and to engage the listener in a way that could be considered “informative.
This week the three authors on the show are Robert Charles Wilson, Nicky Blanchard, and Adam Roberts. While the first episode was a lot of information about The Third Eye as a whole, Nicky Blanchard’s segment was an opportunity to talk about her new book, which is also a great way to get some insight into the history of the book while also giving us a little inside info on the author.
The third episode of the opportunist podcast was Adam Roberts, who talked about a few books he’s been reading, the history of the Amulet series, and his new job as a writer at a startup. Adam talked about his recent book, A Tale of Two Cities, which is a biography of Mark Twain. The book is in beta form, and Adam plans to continue the story of Mark Twain from his own perspective. We’ll have more from Adam Roberts later this week.
I did want to mention one other book that Adam mentioned during his podcast, which is The Art of War, written by Sun Tzu. Adam talked about this book, and it’s a lot of fun if you enjoy history, but it also has a lot of great wisdom for modern warfare. I can’t wait to read it.
A Tale of Two Cities is not a book I would recommend to anyone interested in history. I would try to read it if I were you. The Art of War is a very interesting read, but it is not a history book in the modern sense. The reason is that there is very little context for the many quotes that are used by Adam and others. Adam talked about this book from a military perspective, so it is very different from a typical history book.
Yes, it is different but, in fact, it’s almost exactly the same as a typical history book. There is a lot of context. For example, the words are all taken from the speech by Napoleon, which is an excellent example of the use of context. It is also different because you can’t just read a book and have it be history. You have to read the book yourself and use context from it.
One of the main ideas of the book is that most people are opportunists, i.e. they take advantage of situations in which they are in danger and are willing to sacrifice themselves to achieve their goals. It seems to be a very common idea. Also, it is a very good idea to be prepared to take advantage of threats and opportunities.
Well, the fact is it is a very common idea, and it does happen. But it’s not always the case. Sometimes opportunists are victims and/or perpetrators. The more we learn about opportunist behavior and behavior in general, the more we can create more awareness for these types of behaviors.
For example, if you’re an opportunist, then you are likely to be more likely to take advantage of an opportunity. If a cop is on your tail, you have to be on your toes. Likewise, if you want to get out of the way of a terrorist attack, you have to be careful. This is because the more opportunists are in danger, the more likely they are to take advantage of that danger.