Thursday, June 6, 2013
Something interesting: Links you should know about.
Link 1: How to Read A Book A Week
Most of you know I read a lot of things. Each week I read dozens of articles, white papers, and blog posts as well as have my nose in 2-3 different books. "If knowledge is power, reading is a superpower" is something I very much believe. If you're having trouble being relevant in today's marketplace It may be because you stopped learning once you found your job or once you lost your job. This short video by Jim Kwik highlights a few tips for reading more.
Link 2: Survivorship Bias
This is a fairly long article with an important point to make. You don't know what you don't know because you don't know you don't know it. (3x fast please) Studying success doesn't teach you how not to fail. But unfortunately success is celebrated and the case studies are everywhere. The case studies in failure rarely get written about and so aren't available for you to not know you don't know about them. (That sentence made sense I hope.)
Link 3: Train Your Brain for Monk-Like Focus
Time is only an asset when you can manage your attention. Sitting down to work only gets things done when you actually focus on the work. Simple, simple. Sorta. It's often easier to let your attention go to something else. Combine the ideas in this article with the ones in "The Now Habit" and super charge your productivity.