Kane and Abel by Jeffrey Archer – Review

Kane and Abel by Jeffrey Archer

Kane and Abel by Jeffrey Archer Have you ever been in a situation where someone mentioned a book and you hadn’t read or known about it? That happened to me in an interview with Andrew Warner, the founder of Mixergy. One of the five books that Andrew would like to have with him on a desert island is Kane and Abel by Jeffrey Archer. When I first heard the title of the book, I immediately thought of the Cain and Abel Story in the Bible. In the Bible story, Cain kills his brother Abel, but that’s not the case with Jeffrey Archer’s book. Kane and Abel by Jeffrey Archer is among 100 books listed in The Big Read Book of Books, a list of books … [Read more...]

BrainRead: Effective Speed Reading – Reading like the Swedish by Göran Askeljung

BrainRead

BrainRead – Effective Speed Reading – Reading like the Swedish by Göran Askeljung I purchased BrainRead: Effective Speed Reading - Reading like the Swedish by Göran Askeljung over 10 months ago, and I had been waiting for the English edition for months, so I am not sure why it took me so long to read it. Göran Askeljung was born in Sweden, and the Swedes are among the fastest readers in the world with a high level of comprehension. It turns out that Swedish children learn to read quickly from watching television. The population in Sweden is not big enough for film makers to invest in dubbing films in their language so sub-titles are used. … [Read more...]

How habits are formed

How habits are formed

How habits are formed Information circulates all the time and they somehow become truths, no one ever questioning them. For instance, we have heard that in the story Aladdin and the Magic Lamp (My review), he only has three wishes, where did that information come from? The truth is that while in possession of the lamp, any wish that Aladdin makes is granted. In this instance, it is important to read the Aladdin story that is translated into English from Arabic. Likewise, we have often heard that it takes 21 days to form a habit, but is that the truth? Or another misconception? How are habits formed? By practicing for how long? I am … [Read more...]

Rapid Reading and Retention Workshop

Rapid Reading

Rapid Reading and Retention Workshop Talk about synchronicity! As you know I have been investing a lot of time learning to read faster so that I can read the 50 classic literature books for my informal liberal arts education. And each day I perform speed reading drills using browser extensions and bookmarklets. I received an email informing me about a Rapid Reading and Retention workshop offered by Jim Kwik so I immediately signed up. I like to learn as much as I can about a topic of interest or a new subject so that I can pick out the sections that will work for my situation. And this is especially important since the ability to read … [Read more...]

Do you make this critical mistake because of impatience?

Mistakes

Do you make this critical mistake because of impatience? We are living in a world that is always turned on, with the expectation that people will respond at the speed of light. You get an email, and if you do not respond in a few minutes, you may receive a phone call inquiring if you did not receive the email message. Because of this intense pressure, people may cut corners in many areas of their lives hoping to accelerate things, achieving their goals faster. They could also cut corners in their professional development, thinking that they will attain professional success that much faster if they eliminate elements of their learning. But … [Read more...]