Lewis (from “On the Reading of Old Books,” God in the Dock: Essays on Theology and Ethics and quoted in Piper’s God’s Passion for His Glory: Living the Vision of Jonathan Edwards): There is a strange idea abroad that in every subject the ancient books should be read only by the professionals, and that the […]
I posted about six months or so ago on what it means to be proactive. In that post, I quoted from Stephen Covey’s The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. I think we all realize the truth of Covey’s observations from the nature of human experience. As a parent, for example, it seems undeniable to […]
Excellent. From Justin Taylor, quoting Adler’s How to Read a Book (p. 140): Teachability is often confused with subservience. A person is wrongly thought to be teachable if he is passive and pliable. On the contrary, teachability is an extremely active virtue. No one is really teachable who does not freely exercise his power of […]
Yesterday I posted a passage from John Piper’s book Think: The Life of the Mind and the Love of God on the importance of asking questions of the biblical text in order to grow in our understanding (this is true in the rest of life as well!). For example, simply asking the question “why is […]
From the Harvard Business Review article “The Case for Slack: Building ‘Incubation Time’ into Your Week”: Slack is anathema to most manufacturing processes, but it’s indispensable for creativity. How can you build in the incubation time required for breakthrough strategies and ideas? Start by changing your mental model of production, suggests Michael Connor, manufacturing director […]
Tim Challies gives a good overview of how he reads a book. This is especially significant coming from him, because he reads more than almost anyone I know, and is currently reading through every New York Times best seller for his project 10 Million Words.
HT: Alex Chediak
John Piper describes his approach to remembering the things he reads. It comes down to underlining, commenting in the margin, and indexing — and for books that really strike him, writing a page or two in his journal.
This is helpful, from the Desiring God site.
Alex Chediak wrote an excellent article on Christians and negotiation about a year ago that remains relevant today and always will. I haven’t written up anything on negotiation, but if I ever do it will be very close to what Alex wrote. He covers some of the key principles, which include: Separate the people from […]