How to Read a Book Faster

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How to Read a Book Faster I learn something new every day. In the last 36 hours I learned two techniques (one is not really new, but I needed the reminder) to read a book faster. This blog post is inspired by “Read a Book Faster by Listening to the Audiobook at the Same Time” and “The Methods I Use To Read A 300 Page Book in 2 Hours Without Speed Reading.” Although I absorb the contents of a book faster than the average reader, I am always looking for ways to be more productive, and these two blog posts seem to be able to do that. Related Posts Read a Book Faster by Listening to … [Read more...]

Cheat Sheet: Getting the Most from Reading Books to Problem Solve

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Cheat Sheet: Getting the Most from Reading Books to Problem Solve When was the last time you tackled a problem at work, so large that others took notice? Or, are you someone who plays it safe, never doing anything that could get you in trouble? Life is about growing and evolving into the person you might become. And that often involves changing your mind and doing things differently. Years ago, I created a template for reviewing and summarizing books, and it was very detailed, but very cumbersome and difficult to use, so I didn’t always use it. It’s a good tool though, because there are … [Read more...]

The Choice by Nicholas Sparks, Book Review

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The Choice by Nicholas Sparks, Book Review Each day, you make choices. Even when you decide to do nothing, you made the choice to do nothing. And some choices are a lot easier to make than others. The Choice by Nicholas Sparks is about the kinds of choices we face in life. An American novelist, Nicholas Sparks published his debut novel, The Notebook, in 1996, and to date, has written 18 novels, many of which have been made into films. The Choice will be in movie theaters in 2016. The films have grossed $855,441,981 worldwide. According to Amazon: “Nicholas Sparks is one of the world's … [Read more...]

Sandra Yancey, Founder of eWomen Network, Comes to Toronto

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Sandra Yancey, Founder of eWomen Network, Comes to Toronto What does it take to become successful? There are many people giving advice on what it takes to become successful, and some of them have attained professional success, so they know what they are talking about. But what you must realize, is that what one person did to become successful, might not work for you. That doesn’t mean that you should do nothing, because that doesn’t work either. I think that it’s important to look at many success formulas put forth by people who have attained mega success in many areas of their life. It … [Read more...]

Cause a Disturbance: Becoming a Breakthrough Innovator

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Cause a Disturbance: Becoming a Breakthrough Innovator When was the last time you caused a disturbance at work? I have your attention, and you must be thinking that I am crazy, but the more disturbance you cause, the more delighted your customers will be. Let me back up for a second. Yesterday, I attended “Cause a Disturbance: Becoming a Breakthrough Innovator” led by Ken Tencer, CEO, Spyder Works, which was part of the Innovation Experts Speaker Series @ Rotman School of Management. The session was very good, and there were several things that stood out for me. Tencer reported that a … [Read more...]