Archive for April, 2010

The Same Old Mind?

I am not a “left-brain, right-brain” fan.  I will therefore freely admit that I was prepared to dislike Daniel Pink’s A Whole New Mind. He predicted why in the early pages of his book: I had assumed that his thesis was that left-brain thinking was no longer useful, and that right-brain thinking would now dominate. […]

Resistance Is a Part of Creativity

I recently reread Steven Pressfield’s War of Art. It’s one of those books that generates inspiration. Pressfield’s theory is that the resistance an author or other creator feels — the fear, the lethargy, the whatever gets in his way — is not only natural and inevitable, but highly instructive. What you resist, you also in […]

Twitter Updates for 2010-04-28

Thinking in mythological terms helps to put you in accord with the inevitables of this vale of tears. J.Campbell # Well-named: Shoulda, Coulda, Woulda, Buddha – # Agreed. RT @JeffHurt: Social media marketing explained in 61 words by @dmscott Excellent! # Net neutrality. Please retweet E Schmidt’s post – # Five Keys […]

Five Keys to Achieving Mastery

I have emphasized life-long learning as one of life’s best practices: here, for example, and in this category.  George Leonard’s Mastery, a quick read — really an extended essay — holds a few simple truths about learning that bear repeating.

More Reasons Barbara Ehrenreich Is Wrong About The Benefits of Optimism

In my last post, I noted that Barbara Ehrenreich’s recent book, Bright-Sided, argues the “costs” of America’s “ideology” of positive thinking.  I believe her case on the cost side is unproven, but more importantly, she downplays other important aspects of the overall ledger.

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