Cal Newport performs and experiment where he asks people to give up social media and report back their findings. The results? They maintained similar habits except they replaced the digital with the analog.
I’ve had more than a few requests from folks who’d like to be able to purchase all of my books in one collection. Now you can.
This is a complete collection of all of my published works to date at a special price all for less than the price of purchasing them separately.
But wait! There’s more! Includes a special added bonus: My first book, Keeping It Straight, which is not currently available separately anywhere else.
Of course, you can still get them individually too.
Curtis McHale also has a cool way of organizing and storing his book notes. More inspiration.
Though, I shall continue to use Shawn Blanc’s Index of Ideas method as a springboard for comping up with my own way.
Derek Sivers tells us about his book notes. How he compiles them, uses them, what they are meant to be (and what they are not). He’s kept and publicly shared notes on the 250+ books he’s read since 2007. Fascinating. Also, an excellent resource.
Wherein I share the episode-before-the-first-episode of the popular Pen Addict Podcast. There’s a whole ton of “before they were podcast stars” packed into this little podcast episode. Enjoy!
It’s hard to imagine a better introductory post to summarize the wonders of the enigmatic Mr. Bate than this one.
Kottke posts about a helpful meditation exercise for use in public places.
This is a form of loving kindness meditation. It helps both you and them.
James Shelley says farewell to social media. And, while there are a lot of people writing about that these days, I wanted to highlight this passage in particular:
Moving ahead, I will use email as my principal means of communicating and organizing personal endeavours, initiatives, and projects… Why? Email is peer-to-peer, distributed, non-proprietary, and adaptable. It is, as far as I can tell right now, the best ‘social platform’ presently at our disposal.
I’ve always been a fan of email and agree with this sentiment strongly.