For many people, the idea of “study” died the moment that they graduated from school, but it shouldn’t have. In fact, most of the incredibly successful people I encounter in the marketplace have some form of study plan that they follow in order to help them spot patterns in their business, anticipate client needs, and simply spark new ideas and new categories of thought. Here’s how they do it.
As of today, the Louder Than Words Book Club is officially open to anyone who’d like to participate. Here’s how to join.
Each book deserves a different amount of your finite resources. Don’t feel the pressure to give everything you have to every book you read. Be more selfish with your focus and time.
Over the past week I’ve been listening to Creativity, Inc. by Pixar founder and CEO Ed Catmull on my morning walks. As much as has been written about the company over the past several years, there is something refreshing about getting insights into Pixar’s culture and mindset directly from one of its leaders.
Last week I read Mason Curry’s new book Daily Rituals. There can also be a lot to learn by observing how ritual and routine forge channels for effective work, especially in the lives of especially productive artists and entrepreneurs.
No matter what your line of work, if you want to have impact it’s critical that you understand how to get your ideas out into the wide world.