Running Man

Murakami runs six miles a day, six days a week. (via The New York Times) In the style of Albert Camus — who claimed that much of what he knew about morality and duty he learned from soccer — Murakami believes that “most of what I know about writing I’ve learned through running every day.” … Continue reading Running Man

The Unmentionable World of Human Waste and Why It Matters

In October Slate published an exclusive excerpts from Rose George’s book The Big Neccessity: The Unmentionable World of Human Waste and Why It Matters and I just ordered the book. From Slate: It drips on her head most days, says Champaben, but in the monsoon season it’s worse. In rain, worms multiply. Every day, nonetheless, … Continue reading The Unmentionable World of Human Waste and Why It Matters

Nudge

Catching up on my reading I came across this little nugget from Canadian Business writer Rachel Pulfer writing in Leadership: Limit, simplify or prime a person’s choices in a particular way, and you can influence their decisions. Pulfer’s article talks about embracing nudging in leadership and change:"Putting fruit at eye level is a nudge. Banning … Continue reading Nudge

Made to Stick

From Made To Stick: Mark Twain once observed, “ A lie can get halfway around the world before the truth can even get its boots on.” His observation rings true: Urban legends, conspiracy theories, and bogus public-health scares circulate effortlessly. Meanwhile, people with important ideas—businessmen, educators, politicians, journalists, and others—struggle to make their ideas “stick.” … Continue reading Made to Stick