reading a book

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?

This is the second installment of a series of talks at the Willow Creek Leadership Summit. This session was one of my favorites at the leadership summit, mainly becuase it spoke to me personally. Balancing personal and work life is always hard, especially if you’re starting a brand new organization. Andy Stanley, a pastor at… Read more

I was working on the last blog post this afternoon, and after finishing it I decided I needed a break before I started working on my developing site. But I still felt a little motivated, and didn’t want to lose that feeling, so I decided to do a fast clean of my bathroom. (I’ve found… Read more

Last week I spent 2.5 days at a leadership summit, and learned some amazing things, most of which I’ll be blogging about over the course of this week. I’ll give you the main thrust of the talks, with some of my own thoughts. Remember: these words are not mine, and are from people much smarter… Read more

It used to be that RSS reading was a service that only “early adopters” used. Granted, there still aren’t many average casual users who know about this business of RSS, but those who do understand the power behind it. I figured I should make a guide of some sort on how to pick an RSS… Read more

Because today is Friday (well Saturday now, but close enough), I thought I’d post an interesting video to mix things up a bit.  This video is of a girl who took a picture of herself everyday for 3 years and made a movie out of it. Talk about consistency, patience and always focusing on her… Read more

Ok, so posting has been a wee bit lighter than I had hoped, but for a good reason. I’ve been attending an all-day leadership summit yesterday and today. Don’t worry though, on Monday I’ll have some of the best talks for you. So far, it’s been outstanding. This afternoon is going to be really interesting,… Read more

Idea dumping is a lot like brainstorming. (I happen to be an expert on idea dumping because I just made the term up 5 minutes ago.). Brainstorming to me is more of a process where you have a problem, and you try and find a solution to it, with the end goal in mind. It’s… Read more

I decided to add my post on not checking your email first or last thing to Reddit almost exactly 24 hours ago. Since then, I’ve had the honor of being on the Reddit frontpage for all but one of those blissful hours, and has just recently been knocked from the frontpage. I have recieved huge… Read more

It seems like whenever I sit down to do a task that requires brainstorming and planning (like writing a blog post), it’s a lot harder to stay focused. Maybe that’s just the ‘ol ADHD kickin’ in, but I’m guessing I’m not the only one out there who has a hard time when it comes to… Read more

I used to have this routine where I would check my email, go to bed, wake up, eat breakfast, and check my email again. I used to believe that this was the way to do things; by making sure I didn’t miss anything throughout the night. I figured that if I wanted to be productive… Read more

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