20 Books that are Unrequired Reading For the Skool of Life. 20 Books that are Unrequired Reading For the Skool of Life Photo Credit: See-ming Lee via Compfight When you start most classes you get a syllabus, and on the front page there is usually a required reading list.
Since there are no grades, tests, or term papers in the school of life, I decided to make an “unrequired reading list”. In the years I’ve been running this blog, I’ve read more books than I probably did the entire time I was in school and I actually read them out of choice. So, I thought I’d share them with you. We’ve entered an age in which the gap between creativity and technology has been bridged. 1.Imagine I came across the work of Jonah Lehrer when I interviewed him for the Vistage podcast series (which I’m the host/producer of). 2.Making Ideas Happen If you like the content here, you’ll probably love The99Percent which is run by Scott Belksy, the author of this book. 3.
This book by Peter Sims may be one of my all time favorites. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.The $100 Startup 9. THE TIME IT IS TODAY – RICH PASCHALL. Adult Siblings May Hold The Secret To A Happy Life. Katherine Streeter for NPR Somehow we're squeezing 16 people into our apartment for Thanksgiving this year, with relatives ranging in age from my 30-year-old nephew to my 90-year-old mother.
I love them all, but in a way the one I know best is the middle-aged man across the table whose blue eyes look just like mine: my younger brother Paul. Paul and I kind of irritated each other when we were kids; I would take bites out of his precisely made sandwiches in just the spot I knew he didn't want me to, and he would hang around the living room telling jokes when he knew I wanted to be alone with the boy on the couch. But as adults, we've always had each other's backs, especially when it comes to dealing with our mother's health crises, which have become more frequent in the past few years. Paul is the first person I want to talk to when there's something that worries me about Mom; I know he'll be worried, too.
There's probably a biological explanation for the intensity of the sibling bond. Home - Woodbine. The Moral Bucket List. Photo ABOUT once a month I run across a person who radiates an inner light.
These people can be in any walk of life. They seem deeply good. They listen well. They make you feel funny and valued. When I meet such a person it brightens my whole day. A few years ago I realized that I wanted to be a bit more like those people. It occurred to me that there were two sets of virtues, the résumé virtues and the eulogy virtues. We all know that the eulogy virtues are more important than the résumé ones. But if you live for external achievement, years pass and the deepest parts of you go unexplored and unstructured. So a few years ago I set out to discover how those deeply good people got that way. I came to the conclusion that wonderful people are made, not born — that the people I admired had achieved an unfakeable inner virtue, built slowly from specific moral and spiritual accomplishments. THE HUMILITY SHIFT We live in the culture of the Big Me.
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