I have been setting aside time everyday (almost) to learn. Sometimes I read from my stack of dog-eared magazines; my ever-growing portfolio (big, hard folder) full of stuff torn from newspapers (Wall Street Journal, NY Times, "oosah today", and the town broadsheet of whichever city, berg, or hamlet I am visiting or passing through); my stack of six to ten books I am "reading" (mostly non -fiction), plus a few minutes of online learning.
The online stuff is a combination of websites and articles I have saves to "Read Later" using Instapaper.com. I almost always watch a TED video and will "search" for yet another bit of wisdom, how-to, humor, or inspiration from some of my favorite "teachers."
I also have a growing email "READ" file where I save: Michael Hyatt, Fast Co., (and their Co. Design Daily newsletter), Seth Godin, and from my friend the Wizard (Roy Williams) his MondayMorningMemeo.com. I also get blogs and email posts from various friends.
I cannot read it all, but as my friend Susan Kennedy (aka the author SARK) taught me: A good book can be read only a few pages at a time and bring inspiration and value to our lives.
So here's video from today's learning hour and two of my favorite gurus—Seth Godin and Tom Peters—talking about the value of blogging.
I totally concur.
Then there's this ::
Happy Birthday, Ben Franklin
(17 Jan 1706 - 17 April 1790)
[ Right :: Click to enlarge and read great Ben Franklin quote No. 687 ]