Tag: reading

  • On the Value of Reading for Writing

    On the Value of Reading for Writing

      The pause should not surprise you. It was time to reassemble. I'm reading In the Margins, and realizing how much harder it is to write as a woman. Most of my ideas are original. I do write from a multiplicity of egos as Virginia Woolf suggested. But I haven't tried my hand at fiction,…

  • The Difference Between Wanting to Read vs. Wanting to Have Read

    The Difference Between Wanting to Read vs. Wanting to Have Read

      I don't know what you've read or what you started to read but couldn't finish. My book recommendations may suit you in your current situation, or they may not. But I do know one thing that can help you: there's a difference between wanting to read and wanting to have read. If you're someone…

  • The Right Kind of Books are Honest

    The Right Kind of Books are Honest

      “The Conscious Leader flows effortlessly between the masculine to the feminine,” says Rúna Bouius. Jonathan Cook adds: “… and in flowing between masculine and feminine, trades in the territory between, discovering dimensions of identity that are neither and both. The flow is the thing. This is commerce.” This exchange is an inspiring example of…

  • 3 Books to Reset

    3 Books to Reset

    [Piazza Cordusio, Milano]   Kevin Kelly has a short 3 books recommendation worth expanding upon. I haven't read Pilgrim at Tinker Creek. But lately, most of my writing for this site and the letter feels like a form of meditation. So that goes on the list. “The book is a form of meditation, written with…

  • Four Books to Understand how Reality Works and How to Deal with it

    Four Books to Understand how Reality Works and How to Deal with it

    [image from The Wizard of Oz]   “A fire broke out backstage in a theater. The clown came out to warn the public; they thought it was a joke and applauded. He repeated it; the acclaim was even greater. I think that's just how the world will come to an end: to general applause from…

  • Three Books with a Sense of Humor for Serious Leaders

    Three Books with a Sense of Humor for Serious Leaders

    “The closest to perfection a person ever comes is when he fills out a job application form,” says Canadian businessman and politician Stanley J. Randall. That should give anyone pause, it's both funny and true. It's funny because it's true. Being funny at work is a difficult proposition. Yet, “A company is known by the…

  • 8 Books for When you’re in the Mood to Explore Possible Futures

    8 Books for When you’re in the Mood to Explore Possible Futures

    I don't know about you, but after a day of work, some of which includes some level of worry, I'm often not in the mood for reading complex stuff. That's why I've been embracing mystery novels. But, I also believe there's a place for smart, well-thought-out arguments about things that could impact the future. In…

  • Thought-Provoking Readings to Build a Better Future

    Thought-Provoking Readings to Build a Better Future

    There's only one thing worse than having no data, and that is using the wrong data. Numbers without context are useless. Well, you can say the same for knowledge: Competencies and skills are useful, but without the ability to make deeper associations that lead to ah-ha moments or new insights you cannot ask better questions.…

  • Culture and Business in Books

    Culture and Business in Books

    Reading is a form of freedom. Libraries and bookstores are some of the most interesting places in the world. Growing up, we had a library of 5,000 books in the house—my antilibrary. The year started off reading a great mystery novel by Scottish crime writer Val McDermid, and continues with a mix of books. An…

  • Books as Personal Media, Most Interesting Titles for Reading

    Books as Personal Media, Most Interesting Titles for Reading

      Every season has its books. Winter seems to have come early in the Northeast this year, which means curling up with a good book. I love learning through reading. Reading is the most intimate conversation we have with an author. So in this sense, books are the highest form of personal media.     This reading…