Monthly Archives: July 2016

Deep Work by Cal Newport

Whether you read David Allen on stress-free productivity, Brian Tracy on eating the biggest frog first, or almost anything in the domain of personal productivity, the theme is juggling your actions. Newport argues that for people dealing with intensecomplexity or … Continue reading

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The School of Greatness by Lewis Howes

For the past few years, Lewis Howes has been hosting a podcast he calls the School of Greatness. During a typical program, he will interview an expert on personal development or some related topic. His skill as a podcaster, the … Continue reading

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The Perils of Automatic Dog Feeding

The world is rarely a series of dominoes lined up to fall in a pattern. It’s not even a Rube Goldberg device going through bizarre motions to a carefully calculated result. More often, it is like the complex automatic dog … Continue reading

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False Choices

“Better 100 friends than 100 rubles.”~ Russian proverb I don’t always agree with proverbs, and I don’t agree with this one. While I believe that friends are more important than money, I think the proverb is inspiring a false choice. … Continue reading

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Why I Subscribe to Podcasts

As far as I see it, there are two types of people: those who think they can multitask and those who know better. With minor exceptions, multitasking breaks focus and slows productivity. This is one of those exceptions.  You can … Continue reading

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10% Happier by Dan Harris

Author Dan Harris gives us a guided tour through modern self-help icons — as he describes it a mixture of brilliant ideas and dubious science– and ends up with a 2500 year old answer–meditation.  Ideally, a book like this makes … Continue reading

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The Art of Learning

When I mentioned to a friend that I was reading the book The Art of Learning by Josh Waitzkin, she asked why. “Is there anything you don’t know about learning!”? I think of myself as reasonably smart, but I used … Continue reading

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