I guess technically I'm a newbie, because I just signed up for the boards. But on the other hand, not really since I read Tom's books for the first time over a year and a half ago and I attended they NYC conference in May. Prior to that, i watched every youtube video several times and think I listened to all the radio interviews--even that bizaar Shirley McClaine interview. I lurked here quite a bit along the way. I've been meaning to read the books agian, but I keep lending my books out (I can't help myself) then I don't get them back for months.
Anyway, this is my first post on the boards. I just wanted to say that I thought Frank's interview was great for many of the same reasons that others pointed out already. He was enthusiastic and authentic. You could tell he was really absorbing the information. Some interviewers seem to want to fit Tom's theory into their own world-view. Frank seemed to accept it for what it was--even though it was new to him.
I also observed that Tom is getting much more comfortable as an interviewee, and in particular, he seemed more rleaxed and comfortable straying further from the MBT content. I think that is important.
I'd also like to mention that I'd like to see Tom lecture at a T.E.D. event. www.ted.com
[/url]. I think that it might take some work craming Tom's work into a 20 minute presentation, but I think it would be worth it. I mentioned this at the NYC conference, but I've been buried with work since then and haven't followed up. Many hands make light work though--would anyone else be interested in helping put together a T.E.D proposal? Perhaps we could put it together on the boards under a new topic.