Category Archives: Books

June 24, 2011 – Zen.

RIDding a book on Zen is the most zen thing I think I’ve ever done. This project has been very Zen-like for me in so many ways. The loss of attachment to the things RIDded has made me calmer, happier, … Continue reading

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June 21, 2011 – Looking at things differently.

I actually think this might be the only religion that wouldn’t object to this title. I have a high regard for the Buddhist way of thinking. I think there’s a lot to be said about a spirituality that: 1) has … Continue reading

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June 20, 2011 – Preparing for new adventures.

Someone who used to work with me gave me this book. It’s a compilation of tips about how the people who explored Antarctica, Everest, etc. planned for, recruited for, and enabled their journeys. I wasn’t sure really what I’d get … Continue reading

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June 19, 2011 – On embracing your rivals.

For awhile there, everyone was talking about this book. On building bridges with your rivals, and getting the best thoughts/ideas out of them. I felt out of the loop. And I was going to read it someday. I really was. … Continue reading

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June 11, 2011 – On nature.

I marvel how much nature has figured out the problems we drive ourselves crazy about. So today, as I RID this book about the intelligence of nature…I remind myself to look around for inspiration as I’m trying to figure out … Continue reading

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June 9, 2011 – On manliness.

Today, I RID this book on the “trouble with testosterone.” I’ve been thinking quite a bit lately about what it means to be a man. The assumed role that gives me. I think I’ve always been one to challenge those … Continue reading

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June 8, 2011 – On belief.

Today, I RID this book about the “power of impossible thinking.” Frankly, I’m not sure when or where I got this book — it seems a little like “The Secret” for business. And, as an atheist who thinks “The Secret” … Continue reading

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June 7, 2011 – On loyalty.

Today, I RID this book created by my favorite online site…The Onion. It’s been sitting around on my bookshelf languishing too long, so today…it goes. I’m actually thinking about a new post-RID project rule – A year spent unread? Off … Continue reading

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June 6, 2011 – Intuition.

Two days ago, I RIDded a book about gut feelings. Today, intuition. Really, all the same reasons. So, not really a lot else to say about it. So, I’m going to follow my gut…and RID the need to wax on … Continue reading

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June 5, 2011 – Can marketing be beautiful?

I find it shocking how many companies produce inelegant, ugly communications and marketing. If a company can’t care enough about its own self-image, how am I supposed to believe in the quality of their actual products or services? Frankly, it’s … Continue reading

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