Books worth reading: Daily Rituals – Mason Currey

Daily Rituals by Mason Currey is definitely a book worth reading.     There is a popular notion that artists work from inspiration, that there is some strike or bolt or bubbling up of creative mojo from who knows where. But I hope my work makes it clear that waiting for inspiration is a terrible, […]

Book worth reading: The Seven Day Weekend by Ricardo Semler

The Seven Day Weekend – Ricardo Semler Why are we able to answer emails on Sundays, but unable to go to the movies on Monday afternoons? – Ricardo Semler, the man. End of book.   OK, that’s probably not much of a description, and I guess the point of writing these things is to encourage you […]

Book worth reading: Deep Work by Cal Newport

Deep Work – by Cal Newport. Rules for focused success in a distracted world. I’ve always been distracted. Or I’ve always daydreamed. Or I’ve always been lazy. When it comes to getting things done, those three statements can sometimes look like the same thing. Sometimes I feel like life is an amusement park with too […]

Book worth reading: Grit by Angela Duckworth

Book worth reading: Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance. Angela Duckworth     Grit: the Power of Passion and Perseverance by Angela Duckaworth. “Our potential is one thing. What we do with it is quite another.” When I was growing up in Otaki there were kids who seemed smart, and then were kids who […]