Category Archives: Books

June 4, 2011 – Guts.

I hate to admit it, but if there’s one lesson I have to learn over, and over, and over again…it’s to listen to my instincts. So, as I RID this book today about gut feelings, I remind myself to trust … Continue reading

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June 3, 2011 – On creativity, and leadership.

So, I had a great meeting in NYC yesterday where we talked about leadership, and what’s happening within the fields of advertising and creativity. So, today…as I RID this book about it…I remind myself to RID notions about these subjects … Continue reading

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June 1, 2011 – Art and soul.

Today, I RID this book about merging your work, and your soul. Have to admit, this has been a general theme of the RID project – how to identify those possessions, topics, and interests that are TRULY me – versus … Continue reading

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May 29, 2011 – On wealth.

If there’s one theme for this blog, it might be “be careful when you start making money, you might end up owning a bunch of stuff you don’t really care about anyway.” Take that Adam Smith. RID…away.

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May 27, 2011 – On being wrong.

Good book. Amazing TED speech. One of the best of the year. The summation of this great text? When you’re wrong, it feels like…you’re right. Good thought for a Friday I’d say. Now, I’m going to pass it along to … Continue reading

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May 25, 2011- On blogs.

I’ve been writing this blog for about a year (almost there!) And, I think I’ve figured out how it evolves on August 1. But more on that later. I have another blog I’ve been doing for about 5 years. If … Continue reading

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May 20, 2011 – Promises betrayed.

Today, I RID this book on political promises. When they’re made…and when they’re broken. There’s quite a lot I could say about this with my liberal sensibilities…but I’ll leave that to the pundits. Suffice it to say, I’ll do the … Continue reading

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May 19, 2011 – Spellbound.

Today, I RID this book by Dan Dennett, about the dangers of religion. His view is that religion is a natural phenomenon, that had an evolutionary role…but that part of our evolution is now over. An interesting take, to say … Continue reading

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May 18, 2011 – Convergence Culture.

Today, I’m thinking a bit about media as I RID this book about the collision of old and new media. When I started this project, I decided to blog about it for 3 reasons: 1) It would keep me honest. … Continue reading

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May 14, 2011 – On “the middle.”

Today, I RID this book about the “middle mind” — a book that purports to show why middle America is lowing in intelligence. I’m proud of my Midwestern roots — they gave me a grounding in values and substance that … Continue reading

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