I spent a month in a Zen monastery in Japan, so I know this is true. People used to be very gullible I think. A wall of text used to convince people… wait, maybe it still does? This book made me appreciate Chinese writing.
The fashionable thing is to like the Japanese, but honestly I think ancient Chinese philosophical writing is far superior. History will distort what your message is, or it will forget you. So never go through the aisles of a grocery store— go around the edges instead, where the fridges are. Behind the things your spouse does is a way of thinking. Aligning yourself with that will help you understand them. So the lesson here is, read up on sound bites before repeating them.
Big bets either pay off or wipe you out. But even if they wipe you out, you can still come back from it. Your instincts have been honed by millions of years of evolution. One book on the paleo diet is enough. Stop re-reading the same information over and over again. This also applies to social media books.
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The French are best appreciated as a deeply distinct culture. This is actually a big message most web people forget. Another paleo book may not have been the right thing to do, but it does prove that presentation matters. This book is the best presented of all the ones I read. People have encountered new technology many times before, so looking to the past can help you understand how you should deal with it when it happens to you. This was about success, but whatever. Why do I keep reading about the same things? Native people all over the world, before being introduced to Western food, had significantly less chronic disease.
The productivity system you use must be available everywhere and give you your tasks only for today, not for next week. You should not be working inside your company putting out fires. You should be improving its efficiency instead. This book is like a better 4-Hour-Workweek.
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Michel Foucault was gay and came up with the panopticon. Science writers usually write a complicated book, and then a simple one after that. Always read one or the other. Do the minimum possible to affect the largest possible change.
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Everything else is wasted energy unless you want to master a discipline. If you work on the web, you need to understand what direction that is. Thailand again… this was the funniest book I ever read. It made me want to write other things than business books for the first time. Most people on the web are writers, not programmers, and in so doing, they are less powerful than they could be. Social media is all about basic human interactions, so being as human as possible means you have the most impact.
All Stephen King books are about a regular thing that becomes evil. Carrie is a high school girl that becomes evil. Christine is a car that becomes evil. Cujo is a dog that becomes evil. The Long Walk is about a walk that becomes evil. Insurance companies and others understand risk in an extremely sophisticated way— but most individuals do not. They consider risky things safe, and safe things risky. Marketing, especially when applied to things we have been doing for millions of years, can really screw things up.
People with expensive shoes, for example, get more injuries than minimalist shoe runners. Wow, I read this twice! Kind of like being on the Camino de Santiago with Seth Godin. After finishing this book, I realized that I should be reading it every single year. The mind necessary in the 21st century is not like the one we were taught to use. We need to learn to think and learn differently. Sickness and aging happen very slowly, so you never actually notice it happening.
They have been with us for longer than any other animals, so they are uniquely attuned to our emotional states. Most of our basic human problems have been solved a long time ago.
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If you start digging, you can solve them pretty easily. When you draw, you can say a lot with a little. I plan on drawing a lot of my work in and beyond. Most time in offices is wasted. Meetings are partly responsible. The dude did things his own way in a time when conformity was the norm.
Some books are inappropriately titled. The most easily marketed work is the one that is publicized collaboratively. In order to facilitate this, you should also write collaboratively. Universal themes in books never get old, and Paulo Coelho is a master. As he visited each town, I remembered how I felt while visiting them. Throughout history, there have been cultures that have been hard, and others that have been soft. The Spartans were hard. The most appreciated people in the 21st century will be those who do the jobs that computers are bad at. Find a little tribe that is like you, be yourself to them.
Build yourself a business around it. Freewriting unlocks ideas that your brain may never have otherwise encountered. Read this and try it for yourself. I should go to Cuba again. You should too, probably. Foreigners just got the right to buy property there. Yes, I still play Dungeons and Dragons. Yet there is little writing about how to write a game. This was a good one.
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You can download it here for a donation or for free. When you free up a lot of your time, or give yourself many more options than before, your creativity and that of society is entirely transformed. Kickstarter and Sokap are great examples. Each fact in a book should be considered separetely. For example, Willpower says glucose depletion is a primary cause of making bad decisions. Not sure about that. There is a methodology behind exploration of new concepts.
This is a kind of Gladwell-style book, but much more interesting. I also learned here that there are about a million books about psychological errors that people make. It literally took me a year to finish this. I started in January and finished in December. Anyway, eye contact is important for relationships. We make cognitive errors all the time without knowing it.
Correcting them usually means big rewards. Watch massive change occur. Co-founder and CEO, Breather. Also the lovechild of Tony Hawk and Topher Grace. Sign In or Create an Account. So much insight in this post. Yeah I thought this too. It kind of made me wonder: Am I smarter than I used to be? I sure was when I started. The Dip The real rewards come to those who can outlast the competition.
Crash Proof The US is carrying massive amounts of debt. On Writing Well Simplicity matters. What Would Google Do? I can't wait to get started. It arrived in a timely manner and in good condition.
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One person found this helpful. This book had several inspiring stories. Some of the stories though did not appeal to me. But overall a good book. Excellent read - these inspirational ideas fit in with all walks of life and all thoughts on life - was sad to finish - but then - I realized that I can read it again and again. It is a good collection of inspiring stories!
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