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How to Read a Book – Book Review

How to Read a Book by Mortimer J. Adler and Charles Van Doren is THE classic text on reading thoughtfully. Is it still worth reading, even though it was last updated in 1972?

A detailed review of completing Asian Efficiency Rituals Course materials.

How to Read a Book by Mortimer J. Adler and Charles Van Doren is THE classic text on reading thoughtfully. Is it still worth reading, even though it was last updated in 1972?

I used up one whole SELF journal, which takes about one quarter. Here's what I thought of the experience.

Looks like a lot of other people shared my sentiments towards Tim’ Book The 4 Hour Work Week. It hit up to number 8 on the Amazon best seller list, and is hovering steadily in that area. Apparently they actually ran out of books (which is quite a feat for the first day of sales). … Read more

I recently had the privilege of previewing Tim Ferriss’ The 4-Hour Workweek, the soon-to-be monster on the best-selling lists. This book has tons of solid information on how to completely transform the way you think about work. From the top down. The 4-Hour Workweek‘s main premise is this: You can do more, by doing less.… Read more

Note: Behance is a sponsor of LifeDev. But rest assured we wouldn’t have written this if we didn’t mean every word. Every word. Behance is a productivity outfitter of sorts. As per their slogan “making ideas happen”, they’ve interestingly focused their products for creative types. This is a smart move. Creativity is a very important… Read more

I recently was accepted to Reinvigorate, a new stat tracking program. And I’ve been blown away. Reinvigorate does exactly what the name implies: it takes something bland like stat tracking and turns it into something beautiful and fun (if you can believe that). It satisfies two of my needs: deep analytics and an intuitive interface.… Read more

I’m trying a new thing. I’ll be blogging one post per week as a paid review of a service related to LifeDev’s readers.  This is a way for me to earn a little to advance the website, and at the same time introduce you to new products/sites.  I’ll never review something unrelated to this audience,… Read more

I’ve been trying out a couple of mind mapping programs: MindManager Pro and Thinkature. MindManager Pro is paid software ($349) from Mindjet, and in my opinion is the Cadillac of mind mapping programs. It’s fast, has an easy to use interface, and is very intuitive with an interface very similar to Microsoft Word. I love… Read more

IBM has a new podcast focused on shortcuts and how to organize your digital life.  They look more like beginner’s level, but some of ’em look pretty good.  I haven’t listened to any yet, but here’s a couple that look interesting: How to use wikis at work How to prioritize email [IBM Shortcuts Podcast via… Read more

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