It’s Thursday, kiddies: the day when I roll out a few things I’ve been reading over the past week. Three of ‘em, to be exact. This week we’re tackling the theme of reading. And look at you: you’re reading this, so you’re already one step ahead of the game! (Remember: click on the big bold print to read the entire article.)
(via @thisissethsblog) If you’re a leader, paragraph #3 ought to make you weep real tears.
In medical school, an ongoing lesson is that there will be ongoing lessons. You’re never done. Surgeons and internists are expected to keep studying for their entire career—in fact, it’s required to keep a license valid.
Knowledge workers, though, the people who manage, who go to meetings, who market, who do accounting, who seek to change things around them—knowledge workers often act as if they’re fully baked, that more training and learning is not just unnecessary but a distraction.
(via @robertvadams) My buddy Bob Adams might read more than any human I know. He regularly polishes off five books per week, which comes in handy as the publisher of Auxano’s SUMS Remix (if you don’t subscribe, you should). His new blog series is guaranteed to keep you reading. (#didyouseewhatididthere)
During my elementary school years one of the things I looked forward to the most was the delivery of “The Weekly Reader,” a weekly educational magazine designed for children and containing news-based, current events.
It became a regular part of my love for reading, and helped develop my curiosity about the world around us.
Today I’m launching a new series on 27gen, entitled Wednesday Weekly Reader. I’m going to peruse back issues of both SUMS and SUMS Remix and publish excerpts each Wednesday. And there’s no better place to start than “how to read a book.”
(via @premiumfunny) You caught me: this video breaks from the reading theme (two out of three ain’t bad). But you have to admit that (a) Tom Hanks is hands-down the nicest guy in Hollywood, and (b) we’d all read a chemistry textbook if he wrote it. So there.
photo credit: Jason Mathis