I love listening to professors. I’m a professor. I don’t mind if people listen to me or not, but I love to listen to professors. More than that – I love to learn. I love learning what professors have learned … Continue reading
There are tons of books out there that tell you how you’re feeling. They will affirm your thoughts and your situation. They might give you what they did to remedy the situation but it was what they did years ago. … Continue reading
When Henry Ford first mass produced his Model T – most people were used to being pulled by a horse in a buggy. When people were learning how to drive their Model T’s, they would hit the break and cry … Continue reading
I was listening to the last Media Hacks podcast (and I already posted once about it. click on the link to check out the original media hacks) again today. They made a comment about how blogging is better than a … Continue reading
I just bought the book Rework by Jason Fried & David Heinmeier Hansson. They are the 37 Signals guys. They’ve created some pretty good stuff. In their book, they talk about how they have built their company and sold software and ideas to millions – but they didn’t do it in the traditional and normal way. They gave stuff away. They created stuff that other companies needed, but they didn’t necessarily know that they need it it at first. All good stuff. It’s all stuff that we would want – no matter what company you work for, but even though they have great ideas of doing things differently and new – if you work for a place where they do it the same old way, you can’t just start doing it like how you read it in the books. It takes time and wisdom. And a whole lot of work. Unless you run the place – and most of us don’t – you can’t quite make happen – what you read in books.
I recently read the book Free by Chris Anderson. I was going to review it, but you can get it for free from him. Typically, a review is meant to check out before you buy the book, but since you can get a free copy of Free, there’s no need for the review. Just get it – here.
I have been told before to “read books that challenge me.” I love that challenge; to read things that I won’t necessarily like. It doesn’t mean – read bad stuff. It means read things that will challenge my thought process.
Have you ever had anyone tell you to “listen to music that challenges you?” You know what I’m talking about – music -not bad music, but music that may not be your favorite. It means listening to new styles and genres to challenge your musical tastes.
In thinking about this post, there’s a ton of media that we can consume that could challenge us, and that’s a good thing.