Monday, June 27, 2011

Myths about Introverts...

Being an introvert i certainly appreciate this article by Carl King on his blog. In it he discusses 10 common myths regarding introverts.

This is recommended reading for Introverts & Extroverts alike.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

To decide or not to decide...

Jocelyn Glei from 99% wrote this article on the tendencies that play into our decision making and how we routinely over think them.

This piece if very profound and informative. She gives 5 very thought-provoking points and discusses things from 2 types of solutions to 3 types of intuition.

I found this article to be very helpful.

(Don't overlook the TED talk link by Dan Gilbert. It too is fascinating and practical.)

Don't limit your creativity - embrace uncertainty

In this article from the site 99% they use the "space pen" example as a way to show that we can too often limit our creativity by making our objectives and goals too narrow.

Instead they set the challenge of embracing ambiguity when working on projects. A good challenge indeed.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Training for an Olympic Distance Triathlon

I just came across this helpful bit of info by Mike Ricci at He focuses mostly on the run portion of the training regime and i found it helpful. Particularly how he breaks down the different types of run training that should be essential in your program.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Is "Follow Your Passion" bad advice?

In this article by David Brooks of Study Hacks the familiar mantra of "follow your passion" regarding career advice is debunked. Brooks is not against being passionate about your work or even enjoying what you do -- but he does challenge the typical advice of discover your passion first and then find a job that compliments it.

I like this article and its fresh way of looking at this necessary part of every person's life.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Tell your imagination to go take a flying leap...

And keep doing it. This article by Mark Shead from the site Productivity 501 is stellar if you are needing some breakthroughs in problem solving or just being challenged to think differently.

Shead begins by discussing and showing why Einstein was able to come up with ideas that his contemporaries could not even begin to imagine (literally). Its an interesting read and even provides some tasks/challenges to help you grow your thinking.

One of my favorite quotes is by Einstein: "No problem will ever be solved by the same thinking that created it." Little did i know i would ever get read about what was potentially the source/reason behind that quote.

An added bonus: you get to view a sweet pic of Einstein in this article.