In my overview of Aristotelian ethics, I noted that we become more virtuous through practice. This post gives activities and suggestions that help you practice courage. The virtues are interconnected in a […]
A General Theory of Productivity
The question “Why am I productive?” very rarely comes up when we’re talking about productivity. Usually, it’s when we’re not productive that we ask why we’re not being productive. Asking the question […]
What Happened to the "Learning to Play a Song" Series?
A while back I started a series on “Learning to Play a Song.” Those who were following that may have noticed that I haven’t done anything with it for a long, long […]
Time to Write: Why You Should Be Unreasonable
Jurgen at Time to Write has written a brief review of Paul Lemberg’s Be Unreasonable that can be found here. Something he wrote really stood out to me: While people believe that […]
Why Academics Have a Hard Time Writing for Non-Academics
I had a forehead slap moment last Tuesday when I was proofreading a letter my wife had written to a military officer. She’s doing some research on families of Army National Guardsmen […]
Question to RSS Subscribers: What enticed you to subscribe to this blog?
I’m at an all time high for RSS readers (don’t laugh at my meager numbers, or do if it makes you smile), and I think that’s probably one of the only measures […]
How to Identify and Remove Financial Leeches
Table of Contents for This Series This is part three of a three part series on the Identification and Removal of Leeches. This part covers financial leeches and concludes the series. How […]
Is the Internet killing Academia?
Dustin @Lifehack has pointed out that the model for personal productivity that I proposed yesterday seems to be an academic model. While I see where he’s coming from, I think there’s a […]
Follow-up: Lifehack: Personal Productivity in the 21st Century
I commented (again) on Dustin’s article Personal Productivity in the 21st Century over at Lifehack. His question was regarding whether there is another model for personal productivity systems besides “cranking widgets.” I […]
Lifehack: Personal Productivity in the 21st Century
Dustin posted an article about Personal Productivity in the 21st Century over at Lifehack. I was going to comment on it on the blog, but my commentary got a bit long, so […]
How to Identify and Remove Productivity Leeches
Table of Contents for This Series How to Identify and Remove Real and Emotional Leeches How to Identify and Remove Productivity Leeches How to Identify and Remove Financial Leeches This is part […]
Flight of the Conchords: Think about it.
I won’t make it a habit of hoisting what I find funny on you all too much, but if you’ve never seen or heard of Flight of the Conchords, you have to […]
About page revised!
Update: This post originally said “contact page revised.” It should have been “about.” Sorry for the confusion. I’ve just redone my about page. It’s been lame for a long, long time, and […]
How to Identify and Remove the 4 Different Types of Leeches
Table of Contents for This Series How to Identify and Remove Real and Emotional Leeches How to Identify and Remove Productivity Leeches How to Identify and Remove Financial Leeches The thought of […]
The 3 Key Ideas from Aristotle That Will Help You Flourish
What does it mean to be happy and to live a good life? How do we focus on what matters and live up to our own potential? Why do some people succeed […]
Is It Worth Keeping All of These Stupid Boxes?
One of my projects got stalled Tuesday, so while I was waiting on the reviewers to get back to me (turned out they never did and I could have been done much […]
How to Lead People for Results – Lifehack.org
Joel over at Lifehack gives a bit longer survey of good leadership traits. It seemed to me that he hit all of the major points I talked about in yesterday’s post, sans […]
What Type of Boss Do You Have?
Throughout my military career, I’ve run into many different kinds of leaders. It’s hard to really specify what exactly makes a good leader, but I have a very quick saying that helps […]