Posts Tagged ‘Personal Development’

Cynicism is Intellectual Cowardice

August 20, 2012

The Big Picture

Change will not happen if you believe it will not happen. If you don’t believe, then you will never try. If you never try, it is never even possible.

via Cynicism is Intellectual Cowardice.

Writing Wednesdays: The Most Important Writing Lesson I Ever Learned

August 15, 2012

Nobody wants to read your shit.There’s a phenomenon in advertising called Client’s Disease. Every client is in love with his own product. The mistake he makes is believing that, because he loves it, everyone else will too.They won’t. The market doesn’t know what you’re selling and doesn’t care. Your potential customers are so busy dealing with the rest of their lives, they haven’t got a spare second to give to your product/work of art/business, no matter how worthy or how much you love it.What’s your answer to that?1 Reduce your message to its simplest, clearest, easiest-to-understand form.2 Make it fun. Or sexy or interesting or informative.3 Apply that to all forms of writing or art or commerce.

via Writing Wednesdays: The Most Important Writing Lesson I Ever Learned.

John Roberts’ ACA decision should remind us why judges are not the best people to decide questions of national policy. – Slate Magazine

July 3, 2012

Self-awareness is difficult to achieve.

Even Roberts may not know for sure. Like all judges, he is a human being, and human beings do not, as a rule, enjoy complete, unfettered self-awareness. “Who knows what causes a judge to decide as he does?” shrugged a previous Justice Roberts

via John Roberts’ ACA decision should remind us why judges are not the best people to decide questions of national policy. – Slate Magazine.

Helen Dragas and the UVA board took a bad gamble in trying to fire Teresa Sullivan in secret. – Slate Magazine

June 22, 2012

Whats the difference between a risk and a gamble? You can rescue yourself from a risk. If a gamble goes wrong, the consequences are irrevocable.

via Helen Dragas and the UVA board took a bad gamble in trying to fire Teresa Sullivan in secret. – Slate Magazine.

Improve your Brain Health – Lumosity

June 7, 2012

Improve your Brain Health – Lumosity.

Why I Won’t Sign Your NDA

April 19, 2012

“ideas are shit, execution’s the game”.

via Why I Won’t Sign Your NDA.

The Benefits of Bilingualism – NYTimes.com

March 23, 2012

The Benefits of Bilingualism – NYTimes.com.

Wine and kids: Is it OK to let them try it? – Slate Magazine

March 21, 2012

other points, my inclination for the time being is to stick with what I’ve been doing—to not treat wine as taboo, and to continue to try to set the right example for James and Ava by drinking it only with meals and never to excess. Once their teen years hit, I plan to go into overbearing-parent mode to make sure they understand the risks associated with alcohol and why responsible drinking is so important. Will I let them have a glass of wine at the table? Periodically, perhaps, but surely not on a regular basis. At any rate, I’ve come to recognize that this is a trickier issue than I once thought, and in my case it’s obviously made more complicated by the fact that I write about wine for a living. I suppose it could worse, though: I could be a correspondent for High Times.

via Wine and kids: Is it OK to let them try it? – Slate Magazine.

Introverts run the world — quietly – CNN.com

March 20, 2012

Introverts run the world — quietly – CNN.com.

Productivity Porn: 7 ways to achieve work/life balance – GeekWire

March 18, 2012

Productivity Porn: 7 ways to achieve work/life balance – GeekWire.