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#KimHamlinWrites sur Twitter : "Build the Ultimate #Reading Chair with a Built-In Bookcase. Build the Ultimate Reading Chair with a Built-In Bookcase. #KimHamlinWrites sur Twitter : "Can #Reading Make You Happier? - #TheNewYorker. Can Reading Make You Happier? Several years ago, I was given as a gift a remote session with a bibliotherapist at the London headquarters of the School of Life, which offers innovative courses to help people deal with the daily emotional challenges of existence.

Can Reading Make You Happier?

I have to admit that at first I didn’t really like the idea of being given a reading “prescription.” I’ve generally preferred to mimic Virginia Woolf’s passionate commitment to serendipity in my personal reading discoveries, delighting not only in the books themselves but in the randomly meaningful nature of how I came upon them (on the bus after a breakup, in a backpackers’ hostel in Damascus, or in the dark library stacks at graduate school, while browsing instead of studying). But the session was a gift, and I found myself unexpectedly enjoying the initial questionnaire about my reading habits that the bibliotherapist, Ella Berthoud, sent me.

Bibliotherapy is a very broad term for the ancient practice of encouraging reading for therapeutic effect. #KimHamlinWrites sur Twitter : "4 #Books You Have to #Read if You Want to Change the World. 4 Timeless Books You Have to Read if You Want to Change the World (or Just Put a Big Dent in It) Some people learn entrepreneurship from their family business; others learn it by studying entrepreneurship in school.

4 Timeless Books You Have to Read if You Want to Change the World (or Just Put a Big Dent in It)

I did neither. Instead, I was enrolled in the "learn while you burn" program of entrepreneurship. When my partner and I started our first two businesses we were clueless. All we had was the ambition to build a business and enough naive confidence to believe we could. It was pure baptism by fire. So, yes, I earned my stripes, but not without making more mistakes, enduring much more grief and embarrassment, and spending far more time and money than was needed.

But in the process I've built a curriculum of sorts that I use as my own bible of entrepreneurism. Oliver Wendell Holmes said, "One's mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions. " Innovation and Entrepreneurship Peter Drucker. #KimHamlinWrites sur Twitter : "#Howto #Read A Book Well. How to Read A Book. “Marking a book is literally an experience of your differences or agreements with the author.

How to Read A Book

It is the highest respect you can pay him.” — Edgar Allen Poe. #KimHamlinWrites sur Twitter : "10 Startup Founder #Blogs You Should Be #Reading. 10 Startup Founder Blogs You Should Be Reading. Starting a company is hard, and finding reliable advice along the way can be even harder.

10 Startup Founder Blogs You Should Be Reading

There are thousands of entrepreneurs, investors, and bloggers who claim to be experts, churning out new business advice every day, but how can you trust that it’s advice worth taking? We’ve compiled a list of some of our favorite business blogs written by startup founders for aspiring entrepreneurs. These resources offer practical advice that is bound to keep you well-informed and inspired as you follow your business dreams. Related Story: 11 Success Entrepreneurs That You Should Be Following on Twitter 1.

Kate Kendall via Katekendall.com Kate Kendall is the co-founder and CEO of CloudPeeps – a newly-launched marketplace that connects businesses with remote community managers. 2. Danielle Morril via Flickr Danielle Morrill has played a variety of roles from marketing guru to startup mentor, but is currently the CEO and Founder of the Y Combinator-backed startup, Referly. 3. #KimHamlinWrites sur Twitter : "#Books to #Read to #Understand the World. Books to read to understand the world. Close modal It's a sign of how quickly the internet is changing that when I picked up the 2008 classic "Here Comes Everybody," I was struck by how dated the examples were.

Books to read to understand the world

The book, written by New York University scholar Clay Shirky, opens with a story about a man's effort to retrieve a stolen Sidekick (for younger readers, that's a smartphone that was popular in the pre-iPhone era). The man's friends combed MySpace to find pictures of the perpetrator, then publicized the story on the later-defunct (and recently resurrected) social news site Digg. MySpace is mentioned 15 times in the book, more than Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube put together. But while its examples are dated, "Here Comes Everybody" remains essential reading for anyone who wants to understand how the internet is changing societies around the world. This shift has important implications for everyone who produces or consumes information — which is to say all of us.

. — Timothy B. Classic Childhood Books That Grow With You  Remember the books your parents/teachers/babysitters read to you when you were a kid?

Classic Childhood Books That Grow With You 

When it came to my parents, they chose the books they had loved as children themselves. When my mother read these to me, she would often end up crying at the end. Just imagine my six-year-old confusion: Why were happy endings sad? I didn’t get it. Why You Should Write Yourself a Letter Tonight. Most of us have poured out our hearts in angry, accusatory, plaintive, or sad letters after people have betrayed or abandoned us.

Why You Should Write Yourself a Letter Tonight

Doing so almost always makes us feel better, even if we never send them. When you write to yourself, you don’t have to worry about other people’s judgment — you just listen to your own thoughts and let their flow take over. Later, when you reread what you wrote, you often discover surprising truths. As functioning members of society, we’re supposed to be “cool” in our day-to-day interactions and subordinate our feelings to the task at hand. When we talk with someone with whom we don’t feel completely safe, our social editor jumps in on full alert and our guard is up.

In the practice called free writing, you can use any object as your own personal Rorschach test for entering a stream of associations.