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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?

I love dreaming. I’m a serial dreamer. I love the novelty of new ideas. I love coming up with them, implementing them, and sharing them. Ideas are like fresh air to me, and everything in my professional life revolves around them. Unfortunately, the hardest thing for a dreamer to do is to see his/her idea… Read more

DavidCo blogger Kelly Forrester has some great tips on how to create personal time in a work environment. If you feel like you don’t have any time to process meeting notes or your own personal inbox, try blocking out times on the shared calendar for meetings with yourself. Literally. Consider blocking your own calendar for… Read more

Ahh… the glory days of Nintendo and Bo Jackson. This video brought back some serious nostalgia.

Good buddy Leo Babauta of ZenHabits has a great post fusing GTD and blogging, specifically for us bloggers who suffer from not using our time productively. Between reading, writing, commenting, responding to emails, advertising, and many other tasks, it can get a little hairy for someone without a trusty system. Fortunately GTD plays perfectly into… Read more

I’ve just published an article over at LifeRemix with 24 Tips to Becoming An Early Riser.

While isolation does have it’s perks, it has a huge downside: You lose contact with real people. There’s only so much interaction you can have over skype, IM, email, and other forms of internet communication. Without this crucial human interaction, we start to do interesting things… like inventing and talking to imaginary friends. How can… Read more

Naturopathyworks has an interesting chart that shows what your food cravings mean. Here’s a few things you may or may not know about our Are you jonzing for some Mary Jane, or a some gin and juice? Your body probably needs some protein, avenin, or calcium to name a few. You can get these nutrients… Read more

While perusing everyone’s favorite bookmarking site, I came across this incredible photo of the Grand Tetons at night. While the picture alone is pretty impressive, the amazing part is how many planets you can actually see: The Milky Way, Jupiter, a kickin’ star named Arcturus, and the Big Dipper. That’s a pretty stellar cast. And… Read more

US Today has an interesting piece that challenges a lot of traditional concepts about money and smarts. Apparently you don’t have to be a genius to be rich. “Being more intelligent does not confer any advantage along two of the three key dimensions of financial success (income, net worth and financial distress),” Zagorsky finds, looking… Read more

Marc Andreessen’s blog has an interesting little snippet from the book The Medici Effect boldly stating: Brainstorming Sucks. (I paraphrased for emphasis.) In a [1987 study, researchers] concluded that brainstorming groups have never outperformed virtual groups. Of the 25 reported experiments by psychologists all over the world, real groups have never once been shown to… Read more

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