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Oscar Nominated Shorts
Last Friday, I went to the Screenland Theatre with Hector and some of his friends. The theatre was screening the short films that were nominated for an Oscar this year. Their were 8 films from around the world that received nominations: Birthday Boy (animated) Ryan (animated) - Winner Two Cars, One Nigh (live action) 7:35 in the Morning Gopher Broke (animated) Wasp (live action) - Winner Little Terrorist (live action) Rex Steele:Nazi Smasher (animated) My favorites were Ryan, Little Terrorist, Rex ......

Posted On Sunday, February 27, 2005 1:51 PM

Accidental Genius - Book Review
Accidental Genius: Revolutionize Your Thinking Through Private Writing by Mark Levy This is a great little book (142 pages including the index) that teaches us how to use writing to improve our thinking. The author teaches us how to use "private writing" to be able to produce the moments of genius that we are all capable of on a more consistent basis. Wonderful examples are disbursed throughout the book and each chapter ends with "Point to Remember" and "Try this" sections that help you apply what ......

Posted On Thursday, February 17, 2005 8:47 PM

Blink - Book Review and Notes
Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking by Malcolm Gladwell Blink is a book about rapid cognition; what it is, how it works, how we can use and control to our advantage and the perils of relying on it improperly. The book is written in an easy to read style. It is written as a series of stories about people that used or were affected by the use (or misuse) of rapid cognition. Gladwell shows how decisions made very quickly can be every bit as good as decisions made cautiously and deliberately. ......

Posted On Sunday, February 13, 2005 9:26 PM

Empty Inbox

Over the weekend, I followed the advice of of David Allen and cleaned out my inbox (as in 0 messages). It may sound like a trivial thing, but it is amazing what a good feeling of accomplishment it gives you. Give it a try.

Posted On Sunday, February 13, 2005 9:17 PM

Malcolm Gladwell in Kansas City
Malcolm Gladwell was in Kansas City this evening to discuss his new book Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking. This event was sponsored by Rainy Day Books. This was my first time attending one of these events and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Rainy Day Books brings in quite a few authors over the course of the year. I highly recommend visiting their web site and signing up for their newsletter. Malcolm spoke and answered questions for approximately 1.5 hours. With a relaxed and entertaining style, ......

Posted On Thursday, February 10, 2005 8:38 PM

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