Sacred Reading Day 2: Reading Blogs
I always start projects in the most inopportune time. I find that I am more successful that way so please excuse the weird reading and catch up posts. I did read, I just did not have a computer to write so I am gathering odd snippets from my notebook and voice recorder.
Day 2 on the road (or plane) headed to Alaska was about reading blog posts that I saved on my Evernote app because I pay to be able to read that offline. Evernote is a note-taking cloud space but when hooked up to my web browser (Chrome) I am able to read web sites, blogs, articles later by just pressing my Evernote or Clearly extension, tagging it to the right folder and holding it there for another day. I also use Evernote to house my abstracts, proposals, conference powerpoints, notes, etc. so it can be original material or material I want to store for later use.
Merle, A. (2016, April 4). The reading habits of ultra-successful people. [Blog post]. Retrieved from http://observer.com/2016/04/the-reading-habits-of-ultra-successful-people/
What is sacred
This blog article is about how much people like Warren Buffett, Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg actually read. Buffett spends about 80% of his day reading. These are entrepreneurs, so the book lists that are provided on this blog are more about leadership and business, with an over emphasis on memoirs.
Successful people tend to choose educational books and publications over novels, tabloids, and magazines. And in particular they obsess over biographies and autobiographies of other successful people for guidance and inspiration.
Connections to current/future work
When I am living in a town with no book store chain, and when I have a very narrow area that I am trying to learn about, then I need lists that give glimpses to other narrow areas as a way to see about possible connections that are not obvious. New ideas are about connecting divergent ideas together in a new perspective.
To read possibles:
The Seasons of Life by Jim Rohn