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My 2016 in Books

This is a look back at the non-fiction books I have read this year. It has been interesting spotting a few themes, and quotes, in multiple books. Continue reading My 2016 in Books

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Handpicked: Gender Barriers and Pay Gap, Thinking Hats, and Communist Index Funds

Back again, after a short break.

A throwaway line in The Ezra Klein Show between Ezra and Malcolm Gladwell led to the break. They were discussing the need to allow time for reflection. To process and digest what you are learning and taking in. Malcolm Gladwell does this while out running. Continue reading Handpicked: Gender Barriers and Pay Gap, Thinking Hats, and Communist Index Funds

Handpicked: Speed Reading is not the goal, Inception levels, and Rule for Conflict

Plenty to share this week. I got through more podcasts and articles this week than I have in a while. Good ones too.

Enjoy.

Articles I Saved

A few themes emerged this week.

The first stemming from the end of The Obstacle is the Way, see below, where Tim Ferriss interviews Ryan Holiday about the book. That lead me to Ryan’s site, to his newsletter, and to the articles you see here. Continue reading Handpicked: Speed Reading is not the goal, Inception levels, and Rule for Conflict

Weekly Reading: Why is Body Language so Important?

I am going to try a different approach to my regular Handpicked series. My intention with that series is to share what I have read or listened to in the past week, with a brief comment on why. However I found myself writing longer paragraphs, not a succinct useful curated post.

With that goal in mind I will keep the Handpicked posts shorter. Where I feel the urge to go into more detail on a book, article, or podcast, I will write a separate post.

Below is what would have appeared in this weeks Handpicked post in the ‘What I am reading’ section.

People Skills by Robert Bolton

I haven’t read a lot of this book this week. I made it through one chapter that covered body language.

The theme of this chapter is that we cannot NOT communicate via body language.

Whether or not we intend to our body is always saying something. Usually our feelings and emotions leak through.

I have been fascinated by body language for years and even read a couple of books on the topic back in 2002/3/4. For example I pay attention to where I sit in meeting rooms. If you sit opposite the person, across a table, that creates a barrier, whereas sitting at an angle adjacent to them is less so. It makes for a less confrontational conversation.

Continue reading Weekly Reading: Why is Body Language so Important?