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If you haven’t taken Sources of Insight for a test-drive, it’s my blog for sharing insight and action for work and life. It’s all about how to make you great, and growing your own personal garden of greatness.
Here are a few of the things you will find …
Cross-Cutting Skills for Life
As far as key topics, I cover the following hot spots:
Deep Dives on Skills to Solve Real Problems and Improve Your Abilities
I do dive deeps on key topics in a pragmatic way. I basically used what I’ve learned from building prescriptive guidance on the Microsoft patterns & practices team to create a knowledge-based of cross-cutting skills for life. For example, here’s an article on How To Think Like Bill Gates, where I share the non-obvious ways to improve your intellectual horsepower.
I use books as my short-cut to the latest and greatest thinking and ideas (aside from people and mentors.) I also use books to learn fundamental skills and techniques I can apply on the job. One of my favorite blog posts to write is what I call a “book nugget” where I write about a specific insight or technique from a book, and show how I apply it on the job, or how you might immediately test it in your life. Here are a few of my favorite book nuggets I think you’ll find useful:
Periodically, I feature best-selling authors. They write articles for Sources of Insight about their top lessons or their “ah-ha” surprises in life. Here are a few of my favorite examples:
- Choice, by Michael Michalko, a former Disney Imagineer, and author of THINKERTOYS
- Left-Brainers and Right-Brainers, by Al Ries, a Marketing Maven Extraordinaire and author of The 22 Immutable Laws of Branding
- Top 10 Lessons Learned in Interpersonal Skills, by Dr. Rick Kirschner, co-author of Dealing with People You Can’t Stand
I created an extensive book recommendations collection. For many months (well, years now I guess), I’ve spent ~ $300 on books. As you can imagine, I go through a lot of books. Here are a few of my key book recommendation lists:
One of my favorite sources of insight is people. I share and distill lessons learned from a variety of key people. Here are some of my favorites I think you’ll enjoy:
Quotes are one of the simplest ways to share wisdom of the ages and modern sages. The right words really can light up insight or inspire action in new ways. Here are some of my favorite quote lists:
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