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Business Books Are Virtually Worthless Without This | Entrepreneur.com
#5 Is really why I bookmarked this.-----> "Create a spreadsheet to track actionable lessons." In essence, if you don't write down actionable items from the books you read, you will end up entertained, but not more smarter, more efficient or more informed.
personal-development  reading 
march 2014 by daguti
Our brains often fail to notice key words that can change the whole meaning of a sentence
I know this from sales. People often hear what they want to hear rather than what you have said. This is why I always made sure to repeat things in several different ways, even going so far as to pretend I forgot mentioning something so that I could repeat it again at a later time. It saved me (and customers) a lot of headaches.

tips-n-tricks =
"There are a number of tricks we can use to make sure we get the correct message across: "We know that we process a word more deeply if it is emphasised in some way. So, for example in a news story, a newsreader can stress important words that may otherwise be missed and these words can be italicised to make sure we notice them when reading," said Professor Leuthold."

human-limitation = last paragraph
"The study findings also suggest that we should avoid multi-tasking when we are reading or listening to an important message: "For example..."
human-limitation  tips-n-tricks  reading  optical-illusion  sales  warnings  language  brain  communication-negotiation 
july 2012 by daguti
Underground New York Public Library
Photos of NYC subway riders reading.
reading  photos 
june 2012 by daguti
Your E-Book Is Reading You - WSJ.com
"For centuries, reading has largely been a solitary and private act, an intimate exchange between the reader and the words on the page. But the rise of digital books has prompted a profound shift in the way we read, transforming the activity into something measurable and quasi-public."

"It takes the average reader just seven hours to read the final book in Suzanne Collins's "Hunger Games" trilogy on the Kobo e-reader—about 57 pages an hour. Nearly 18,000 Kindle readers have highlighted the same line from the second book in the series: "Because sometimes things happen to people and they're not equipped to deal with them." And on Barnes & Noble's Nook, the first thing that most readers do upon finishing the first "Hunger Games" book is to download the next one."
privacy  analysis  paradigm-shifts  publishing  reading  books-ebooks 
june 2012 by daguti
Works and Days » So Why Read Anymore?
progress =
Page 2 states something I've long thought about. Just because we live in an age where we have modern conveniences, we have no right to be arrogant about it. Without the efforts of the talented few, many of us would just as likely still be living in trees and banging rocks together.

"Technology has deluded the modern West. We equate widespread knowledge of how to use an iPad with collective wisdom. Because a rare, brilliantly inventive mind from Caltech or MIT can craft a device undreamed of in the age of Einstein, we assume that we all warrant a share in his genius, as if our generation has trumped Einstein’s. We deserve no such kudos — unless animals at the zoo that find delight in their rote enjoyment of their hoops and bars can be credited with the architect’s sophisticated zoological design."
progress  analysis  reading 
february 2012 by daguti
Essay - The Plot Escapes Me - NYTimes.com
Article discussing "What is the point of reading if we don't remember things after a while?"
reading  memory-brain  psychology 
october 2010 by daguti
The Book Seer- Type in a book you have just read and The Book Seer will tell you what you should read next.
The Book Seer- Type in a book you have just read and The Book Seer will tell you what you should read next.
books  tools  literature  reading  books-to-buy 
june 2009 by daguti
Planet PDF - Free PDF eBooks
On an exceptionally hot evening early in July a young man came out of the garret in which he lodged in S. Place and walked slowly, as though in hesitation, towards K. bridge.
reading  literature  books-ebooks 
june 2009 by daguti
Walden, and 99 other Free Online Books Every Student of Humanity Should Read | Universities and Colleges
Walden, and 99 other Free Online Books Every Student of Humanity Should Read

The beauty of the public domain is that after an author’s death, his or her works eventually become freely available to the public. This allows websites like Project Gutenberg to index countless classic texts for people to read online or download.

This is an opportunity no enterprising mind can neglect. To help you find the best of the best, we’ve compiled a list of books that seek to uncover the nature of humanity. Happy reading!
books  books-to-buy  literature  reading 
may 2009 by daguti
Welcome to 50 Classics by Tom Butler-Bowdon
Covers PsychoCybernetics -- and Meditations by Marus Aurelius: excerpt:
All things fade into the storied past, and in a little while are shrouded in oblivion. Even to men whose lives were a blaze of glory this comes to pass; as to the rest, the breath is hardly out of them before, in Homer's words, they are 'lost to sight alike and hearsay'...To what, then, must we aspire? This, and this alone: the just thought, the unselfish act, the tongue that utters no falsehood, the temper that greets each passing event as something predestined, expected, and emanating from the One source and origin.
reading  personal-development  philosophy 
december 2008 by daguti
'If', by Rudyard Kipling
If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you;
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
But make allowance for their doubting too;
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or, being lied about, don't deal in lies,
Or, being hated, don't give way to hating,
And yet don't look too good, nor talk too wise;
children  childrearing  literature  reading  poetry 
december 2008 by daguti
5 Great Books to Build Your Character - ReadWriteWeb
Tough economic times and startups have at least one thing in common - you need character and determination to survive. Character is what it takes to win, to believe and to persuade others. It's a mix of passion, determination, sleepless hours, hard work. Character is about crossing the finish line, about achieving dreams and goals.
books  reading  personal-development 
october 2008 by daguti
Cool Tool: The Personal MBA
Josh Kaufman has put together an excellent and very hefty reading list which forms the core of his PMBA course. It is downloadable as a free PDF. You could purchase all of these easily available books for $500, and if you combine study of them with actual
business  entrepreneurship  reading  learning  courseware  cool-tools  mba 
january 2008 by daguti
Giftscriptions - Home
The fun way to give gift magazine subscriptions.
gifts  reading  magazine 
december 2007 by daguti
Whatcom Online Math Center
Whatcom Online Math Center - FREE ONLINE MATH COURSES
learning  mathematics  reading  books  howto 
september 2006 by daguti
DailyLit
Too busy for books? Read them by email.
reading  learning  literature  books-ebooks 
september 2006 by daguti
ZAP Reader
ZAP Reader is a web based speed reading program that will change the way you read on your computer. Current beta testers report reading twice as much in half the time—that's a 300% increase in reading speed, without any loss in comprehension! There is n
productivity  lifehacks  reading  learning 
august 2006 by daguti

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