Struggling with Technology

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Struggling with Technology I always thought that I was fairly tech savvy, now I realize that I am delusional. I struggled with whether I should write this post, then I decided that others like me would appreciate it. I wrote on my blog that this weekend I was going to try the technique of reading a print book while listening to the audio at twice the speed. It seemed straightforward enough. I wrote about my frustration trying to get audio versions of the print books I have that I want to read this summer, and I mentioned that I was only able to snag Thrive: The Third Metric to … [Read more...]

Connect by Josh Turner, Book Review

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Connect by Josh Turner, Book Review When I read books, even fiction, I am looking for information that I can use to help me develop professionally. A while back, I got an unusual email, telling me that I would get the print copy of Connect: The Secret LinkedIn Playbook To Generate Leads, Build Relationships, And Dramatically Increase Your Sales if I paid for the Kindle version. The money that I paid for the Kindle version would help to offset the shipping cost. Because the amount was nominal, I pre-ordered the book. The other reason I decided to get the book, is that I want to learn how to … [Read more...]

Obstacles, Reading Challenge, Benefits of Reading

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Obstacles, Reading Challenge, Benefits of Reading As I am writing this post, it is Canada Day, and I’m feeling very frustrated. Why? Have you ever been in a situation where you were set to work on a commitment to yourself, and there were all kinds of obstacles in your way? That’s what I am going through right now. Last week, I read a great tip about reading books faster by reading a print book while listening to the audio version at twice the speed. Imagine my delight when I discovered this tip! It seemed like a great idea to me, and one that would allow me to accelerate my … [Read more...]

Learn from Kay Koplovitz, Founder, USA Networks [Interview]

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Learn from Kay Koplovitz, Founder, USA Networks [Interview]  Invisible Mentor: Kay Koplovitz, Chairman & CEO Company Name: Koplovitz & Co Website: http://koplovitz.com/  Part One: Introduction Avil Beckford: In a couple of sentences, tell me a little bit about yourself. Kay Koplovitz:  I’m an entrepreneur. I founded USA Network and the Sci-Fi Channel. So I’m an entrepreneur in the cable television business. I did that for a couple of decades and for the last 15 years or so, I’ve actually been a venture capitalist and working with women entrepreneurs in technology and … [Read more...]

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...]