There must be a thesis on this somewhere: How did Simon & Garfunkle’s soundtrack to The Graduate come to be what it became? I don’t mean the administrative part. I mean: what was the specific assignment S&G received? What were the constraints? And more interestingly, how did S&G translate this assignment into the masterpiece they created? Continue reading What Inspired Mrs. Robinson and Other Songs on The Graduate? And Other Questions about Learning from Stories
My two Cognitive Productivity books are on sale today for Cyber Monday. 50% off or more Continue reading Cyber Monday 50% off Coupons for Cognitive Productivity Books
One of the few beneficial side-effects of the 2016 American federal elections, in which Donald Trump was elected President, is that thinking people are more aware than ever of threats to knowledge. Post-truth has entered dictionaries. We complain about fake news. We point fingers.
Assessing sources of information has always been one of the most difficult cognitive challenges thinking-people face. I discussed this topic at length in my first book. Yesterday, I published an additional chapter of my new book that deals extensively with this issue. It is the third of seven principles of Cognitive Productivity with macOS®: 7 Principles for Getting Smarter with Knowledge:
I’m pleased to announce the publication of the first installment of Cognitive Productivity with macOS®: 7 Principles for Getting Smarter with Knowledge, which is now for sale on Leanpub!
This book is based on Part 3 of Cognitive Productivity. Whereas Cognitive Productivity contains only text and images, I’ve recorded over 70 screencasts for this new book. Continue reading First Installment of Cognitive Productivity with macOS® Published on Leanpub!
I am currently developing two books. Their (recently changed) working titles are:
Continue reading Update on Upcoming Books: Getting Smarter and Discontinuities
Two days ago, I announced the release of my new book, Cognitive Productivity: The Art and Science of Using Knowledge to Become Profoundly Effective.
Continue reading Cognitive Productivity: An Alternative To Defeatism, Bravado, and General Productivity