After reading How to Write a Lot by Paul J. Silvia, I found that it was a useful refresher. I already write a lot, but one of the things that keeps me going–and that helps me to write better–is that I read a lot of books like this. Even when I don’t really learn anything […]
Will Industrial Policy Make America Great Again? Not likely. This episode of NPR’s Planet Money provides a cautionary tale.
Here’s an oft-overlooked wellness advantage: financial wellness. I recently spoke to three groups of students from Hoover High School on economics, and we went through a few exercises on how much money they would have by investing $458.33 per month between ages 22 and 67. We also looked at how they think about the value of […]
This month, we’re studying “wellness” in the Get Momentum Leadership Academy and as part of a faculty development program at Samford. “Wellness” means a lot more than just physical health. Here are two suggestions that will get you off to a good start, I hope. The first is the CBR App, which is perfect if […]
A review of Michael R. Clark, Time Management Made [Stupidly] Easy: A Modestly Simple Guide to Time Management. Yes. It’s useful to have regular reminders. This is a breezy and accessible introduction to and synthesis of a lot of the things people have written on time management over the last several years. Those familiar with this […]
In order to better prepare for your next exam, I suggest you do the following: First, work through end-of-chapter problems. You need to try to do the problems without any help from a classmate, the textbook, the answers, or anything: as uncomfortable as this will be, it will show you what you don’t understand. Second, […]
I became a Johnny Cash fan in college. His Live at San Quentin CD was a regular on a hallmate’s stereo, and over the next few years, I came to appreciate the Man in Black’s musical simplicity and personal complexity. In the decade before his death, he worked with Rick Rubin to record a series […]
I’m studying “Productivity Through Technology” in the Get Momentum Leadership Academy this month. I’ve done this a few times, and it’s nice to have a monthly checkup and focus on this aspect of my workflow. Here’s a tech win from Valentine’s Day 2017. I’ve been using StickK.com to track a commitment to say “no” to […]
This past summer I had the privilege to speak about liberty and responsibility at the Challenge of Liberty Summer Seminar 2016 held in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Learn Liberty hosted this wonderful event. Here’s some info on next year’s event.
I was just asked this as part of an online training program in which I participate: what are some tools/gear/apps/systems/etc that I use better than most people? My list goes to eleven: 1. I use Asana to track tasks, projects, and responsibilities for people on my various teams. 2. I use the text expander aText […]