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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?

Photo by ideacreamanuelaPps I’m going to level with you: I’ve got nothing to write today. Not a single thing. So why are you still reading? You’re probably thinking that I’m going to turn this into a lesson of some sort, but that’s just the thing: I can’t. Because I can’t think of a single thing… Read more

Photo by zanzibar This is the first in a series of posts that showcase things I’ve learned during my recent honeymoon travels. My new wife and I decided to go on a Caribbean cruise for our honeymoon, and with the help of the most knowledgeable traveler I know, we booked an amazing week-long cruise. Lynn… Read more

So, I’ve been going through some incredible life changes lately. A few weeks back I got married and went on a honeymoon cruise. Last week both my new bride and I started brand new jobs. On top of everything, my wife has been moving into my already “cozy” apartment. It’s a odd/surreal/incredible time right now.… Read more

Photo by Matt McGee I was fortunate to catch a U2 show last weekend in Oklahoma. The tickets were a present from a groomsmen for my wedding. Aside from my love for the amazing band, it still never ceases to amaze me how timeless they’ve made themselves. Over the past 30+ years, U2 has created… Read more

Susan NYC How much time do you spend on Twitter, Facebook, and other social networking sites? It’s estimated that Robert Scoble spent over 2,555 hours on Friendfeed and Twitter in 2008, which is way more than a normal full-time job (2,000 hours). Photo by Thomas Hawk Robert has essentially worked a full-time job with overtime… Read more

Photo by Twm™ Robots are wonderful machines. There are times like today where I look at all that has to be done and wish I could flip a switch and turn into a robot. I could fly through all that I have to do, in less than a fraction of the time. How? With my… Read more

Photo by Anthony DeLorenzo Let’s see a show of hands: Anyone in the audience tried to sell something online, but failed miserably? (Here’s to hoping I’m not the only one with my hand raised….) We launched the Making Web Video that Sells toolkit a while back to a “meh” reaction. This floored me. I had… Read more

Photo by pedrosimoes7 Guest post by Mr. Self Development. Everything that exists has a purpose. My computer has a purpose, my shoes have a purpose, my watch has a purpose, if I had a dog, he or she would have a purpose, and most importantly, you have a purpose. You showed up on this planet… Read more

Photo by khalid almasoud What do you do in the morning that inspires you? Creativity depends on hard-nosed routines, but also needs to be inspired on a regular basis. I’m definitely a morning person, so a lot of my inspiration comes in the AM. Here are a few things I do to ensure I’m getting… Read more

Photo by thebittenworld.com You can have what you want or need without the cash to cover it. The only requirement is ingenuity, the willingness to put yourself out there and a genuine desire to create win-win situations. There are people everywhere who can’t pay for things they would gladly receive. Things you have the means… Read more

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