Book Review: The Inevitable: Understanding the 12 Technological Forces That Will Shape Our Future

What a fascinating book!The Inevitable: Understanding the 12 Technological Forces That Will Shape Our Future* written by Kevin Kelly takes a look at how technology is impacting our world and the impacts it will have on our future. Each chapter showed me much of what I already knew but it also threw back the curtain to a lot more that I had not yet considered. All I can say is that if you are not staying abreast of the changes, you will be left very far behind. Those who are educated to work with technology will have jobs. No one will be left untouched from these advancements.

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My Top 5 Podcasts of the Week – 4 February 2017

My Top 5 Podcasts of the WeekAnother great week for podcasting. Darren Rowse discussed how to increase blog traffic after the holiday slowdown. Tim Ferriss shared two great podcast episodes: a Q&A session with Arnold Schwarzenegger and a discussion about interval training. Michael Stelzner and his guest shared insights about building a Facebook community. Finally, Kate Ahl focused a podcast episode on using keywords for Pinterest. I have shared these favorites with you. Enjoy! Read the rest of this entry

Book Review – Evernote: Your Second Brain: Evernote User Guide to Organize Your Life Clutter, Double Productivity and Achieve More in Less Time

I had picked up Evernote: Your Second Brain: Evernote User Guide to Organize Your Life Clutter, Double Productivity and Achieve More in Less Time (How to Use Evernote, … Management, Evernote Essentials)* hoping to find another way to use my go to program, Evernote. However, I was extremely disappointed. This was perhaps the worst book I had ever read. The language used to write the book was terrible and there was very little new in terms of content. I would not recommend this book. Read the rest of this entry

My Top 5 Podcasts of the Week – 28 Jan 2017

My Top 5 Podcasts of the WeekThis was another great week for podcast listening. Tim Ferris provided an insightful year in review. I learned about some interesting aspects of real estate with John Lee Dumas and Whitney Nicely. Darren Rowse shared important tips for quoting others in your blog. The team from the Productivity Show discussed deep work and creating a productivity lifestyle. All quite enjoyable. Read the rest of this entry

Book Review: Tools of Titans-The Tactics, Routines, and Habits of Billionaires, Icons, and World-class Performers.

During my daily commutes and walks, I often listen to Tim Ferris as he interviews “billionaires, icons, and world-class performers.” His interviews are in depth and typically last two hours. During the interviews, he will ferret out what has made these individuals so successful. As a fan of his show and of his book The 4-Hour Workweek, I picked up Tools of Titans: The Tactics, Routines, and Habits of Billionaires, Icons, and World-Class Performers*. I was not disappointed, the book brought me right back to the interviews and the lessons I had learned. But there is more. Read the rest of this entry