What I thought of the book? I’ve often felt swamped by the sheer amount of things that life throws at me. With so many things coming at you and all screaming that they are urgent and important it is easy to be overwhelmed. This book has helped me understand the difference between being effective (doing the right things) versus being efficient (doing things right). I still regularly come back to it as reference.
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The data rate of reading is much greater than when somebody is talking. What’s the output rate of speech? It’s like, a couple hundred bits per second? Maybe a few thousand bits per second, if you’re really going full tilt? You can do several times that by reading.
The moral of the story is that life by its very nature is capricious and unpredictable. Our concepts and beliefs regarding luck and misfortune are very limited since we can never see the big picture nor predict the future.
Thank God for books. It showed me that it is possible to dream again. An inexhaustible sea of information at your fingertips, cataloging the entire human body of knowledge and immortalizing the deeds of men in the annals of history. Forever etched in ink.
If I were to ask you how long do you think 1,000,000 seconds is what would you guess? Go ahead, take a guess and convert it to an equivalent number of hours, days, months or years.
Further to my post detailing all the “hurdles one must brave and navigate should they wish to start a website” – today I had to wrestle with that of creating a memorable site slogan (which is the WordPress “tagline” that appears under the title of your blog). I thought I would share my personal notes […]
Too much information can ironically be detrimental. Again, the Laws of Economics apply here. Too much of a good thing becomes bad. Just like lobster tastes good. But keep stuffing it down your throat and you will soon feel like vomiting.