25 Insights on Becoming a Better Writer–the99percent.com

Lovely insights on writing and the discipline required from Jocelyn K Glei on the99percent.com. It reminds me of a great quote that Matthew Stibbe attributes to Hemingway.  I keep forgetting to ask if it’s genuine: I suspect not even if it gets straight to the heart of the problem: But wasn’t it Ernest Hemingway who […]

25 Insights on Becoming a Better Writer–the99percent.com

Lovely insights on writing and the discipline required from Jocelyn K Glei on the99percent.com. It reminds me of a great quote that Matthew Stibbe attributes to Hemingway.  I keep forgetting to ask if it’s genuine: I suspect not even if it gets straight to the heart of the problem: But wasn’t it Ernest Hemingway who […]

Facts vs Knowledge–Nicholas Carr

Good post from Nicholas Carr on the increasingly common argument that instant access to facts (via iPhone, Android, Google or Wikipedia) means that people no longer need to learn things: “Facts become most meaningful when, thanks to the miracle of memory, we weave them together in our minds into something much greater: personal knowledge and, […]

Facts vs Knowledge–Nicholas Carr

Good post from Nicholas Carr on the increasingly common argument that instant access to facts (via iPhone, Android, Google or Wikipedia) means that people no longer need to learn things: “Facts become most meaningful when, thanks to the miracle of memory, we weave them together in our minds into something much greater: personal knowledge and, […]

Susan Cain on Solitude and Quiet

A prelude to her new book, this deeply insightful op-ed piece by Susan Cain for the New York Times illuminates a number of different threads of thought. “SOLITUDE is out of fashion. Our companies, our schools and our culture are in thrall to an idea I call the New Groupthink…” In the column, Cain discusses […]

5 Myths About Being a Home-Based Business – Inc.com

For many freelancing folks, being home-based is part of the deal, often part of the attraction: no commute, no overhead, no politics.   Of course, we spend varying degrees of time in client premises: interim managers probably spend the majority of their project time in the client’s office; copywriters, probably less so. Flexibility of location is […]

5 Myths About Being a Home-Based Business – Inc.com

For many freelancing folks, being home-based is part of the deal, often part of the attraction: no commute, no overhead, no politics.   Of course, we spend varying degrees of time in client premises: interim managers probably spend the majority of their project time in the client’s office; copywriters, probably less so. Flexibility of location is […]

New Fender Films ad, Selected: sexy, fun, stylish. But right?

This new short film is an interesting turn for Fender.  It’s sexy, fun and stylish…   The curmudgeonly musical dinosaur in me feels a little uncomfortable about the glossy consumerism of it.  However, I suspect the demographics are against me and I think it will be a huge hit. More info, from the Fender site, […]

A Mindset for Success–Carol Dweck / HBR

A great podcast from the Harvard Business Review IdeaCast series; Stanford’s Professor Carol Dweck talks about her concept of Mindset, and how that influences our ability to succeed.  Do you have a Fixed or a Growth Mindset? Interesting implications for target-setting and praise. Technorati Tags: HBR,Harvard Business Review,Carol Dweck,Mindset

A Mindset for Success–Carol Dweck / HBR

A great podcast from the Harvard Business Review IdeaCast series; Stanford’s Professor Carol Dweck talks about her concept of Mindset, and how that influences our ability to succeed.  Do you have a Fixed or a Growth Mindset? Interesting implications for target-setting and praise. Technorati Tags: HBR,Harvard Business Review,Carol Dweck,Mindset

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