Read as if You’re Presenting: A Backdoor Argument for Oral Exams

In my experience, the best way to retain the material you’re reading is to be giving a presentation on said material. That might sound a little odd, but consider it for a moment. If you have to present on a topic, when you’re reading about that topic, you (should be) reading just a little bit closer and […]

Should We Be Reading Instead of Binge-Watching?

If you’ll recall from yesterday’s post, humans are wired for binge-watching. I wonder — are we spending too much time “vegging out” binge-watching when we’d be better off reading? The map above comes from a post from Gizmodo earlier this month. It might be a bit hard to read the numbers, but it shows the […]

Why I’m Reading the Classics and You Should, Too

A few days ago, I saw a tweet from Arianna Huffington from one of the sites that I often frequent: Barking Up The Wrong Tree. The tweet was a quote that came from one of the posts that Eric Barker (the author of the site) wrote: Those who can sit in a chair, undistracted for […]

Women Read More Fiction: Is That Why They’re More Empathic?

A couple of weeks ago, I saw a rather informative tweet: Women are the dominant book buyers in all age ranges: http://t.co/aXthblbAn5 — Chloe Schama (@ChloeSchama) August 7, 2013   When I first saw that, I was a bit surprised. Statistics tells us that for every 100 females born, there are 105 males born. So, […]

The Most Important Thing: Ask Good Questions

I’ve read — a lot. And I continue to read — a lot. And I probably will keep reading — a lot. From this reading (and experience) I’ve learned quite a bit. I’ve read a variety of opinions on a variety of subjects. After all of this reading, patterns start to emerge. You start to […]

Adding General Managers to the Organization Could Improve Ethical Decision-Making

I’ve mentioned before that I’m working at Ashoka for the summer. As I don’t currently live in Rossyln, I take the Metro to get to work. As I don’t yet have an iPhone or an iPad (with which to read something on), I’ve kept my subscription to The Economist. As I was reading last week’s […]