So many people, millions of them, who have this kind of opportunity, never commit to anything on this level their whole lives. You don’t have to be smart. You don’t have to be educated. You don’t have to be rich. You just have to care. Care more. Make things happen.Read more "What I Learned at Startup Weekend: 12 Lessons on Leaping, Connecting, and Finishing"
Speed reading seduces you by promising you an easy way out. “If I can just read faster, I can read more—maybe even everything! Then I’ll…”
What? Get a better job? Create a successful business? Become wise?
No. Those things happen by thinking more about what you read.Read more "Forget Speed Reading. Try Slow Reading."
There’s much ado these days about new reading technologies. In particular, the ebook, but there are more recent innovations in digital reading, too: Spritz is one, and social e-readers are another. The way digital reading is discussed, you’d think people who like reading plain old paper books are Luddites.
But what if I told you that physical books are technological marvels themselves?
I encountered a provocative discussion of how we use this far-out dead-tree technology in–where else?–a book, dead-tree version, by one of my favorite writers, Alex Soojung-Kim Pang. After reading this, I’ll never look at a book the same way again.Read more "“A Book Is a Machine to Think With”"
I read a blog post today called “The Case Against (Non-Fiction) Books.”
I cried a little inside. OK, I cried outside, too.Read more "13 Ways Your Life Gets Better When You Read Every Day"
One of my favorite authors, James Altucher, recently published his “personal manifesto.” He encouraged his readers to try it for themselves.
That sounded like a good idea.Read more "39 Incontrovertible Facts of Life*: A Personal Manifesto"