Lego ergo sum.
Yupp, I love reading & I there's no point in denying.
In my case reading doesn't mean just grabbing whatever lies within reach - I'm very picky (& proud of that), so there's always a thorough pre-selection & research ritual involved :). Finishing a book ain't that simple either - I catalog bookmarks, excerpts, notes (for future
I've already published my summary post for 2015, but it surely deservers few supplements & here's the first of them: list of the best books I've read in 2015. Please, keep in mind that it doesn't imply that all of these were published last year, some of them are older but I've just read them in last 12 months.
Before I get into the
I'm a hopeless case of a typical bookworm - I don't read books, I just devour them. Fiction, non-fiction, tech: everything. In general people in the industry acknowledge the fact that we're supposed to keep learning or we're out of business (and books can help a lot here), but I keep hearing such statements every now & then:
"Knowledge in books gets outdated before
Free source of information isn't a thing yet - Internet is full of crap anyway.
But a free source of valuable information is a completely different kind of story - the one we welcome with open arms. Usually.
That's why Succinctly e-book series caught my attention. Well, to be frank, it may also have been because I had no clue what does this word
Amazon's content offensive continues - Bezos & gang have just officially announced a new service - Amazon Kindle Unlimited. There's no need for long descriptions: AKU is pretty much Netflix equivalent for books.
In theory, it's plainly awesome - I pay a monthly fee and in exchange I have access to tons of books (about 1 million, which is still quite far from all
Have you heard about the Poppendiecks? Mary & Tom? I did, but somehow I've skipped reading their books until now. It's not like they've written zillion of them (because they've written just 3 AFAIK), but it seems that when they release something, they do a helluva good work - I've just read their latest book & I love it.
"Lean Mindset" - their latest
Let’s assume you’ve got will and time to do some learning - what’s the way to do it in a most efficient way?
- There has to be a source of information - person, book, e-book, etc.
- Information range has to be suited to your needs (subject, being up-to-date, level of detail) - you don’t want any irrelevant information, do you?