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May 25 2010

Standing Desk Experiment and Experiences

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Round 1, 2007 Back in 2007 I read a few articles about the merits of stand-up desks, in regards to health and productivity. According to the New York Times and other sources, standing desks have been not quite common, but neither terribly uncommon, for many years. Sitting all the time is apparently quite unhealthy. Famously, […]

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Nov 06 2009

Book Giveaway at BarCampSTL, Nov. 7

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A while back I wrote that The World is My Warehouse, and I’ve been making that more true ever since. One tiny example is the stack of books below, which I’m giving away tomorrow at Bar Camp St. Louis. Please be polite, and only take one book per person. Two of the books are about […]

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May 02 2009

Saying No to say Yes

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In The Secrets of Consulting (a book, along with its sequel, about a lot more than consulting), Jerry Weinberg offered the Law of Raspberry Jam: the wider you spread it, the thinner it gets I thought about that a lot a few years ago when I attended the AYE conference (an experience I heartily recommend), […]

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Feb 17 2009

Incompetence -> Progress

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From http://www.theodoregray.com/BrainRot/index.html “The most profound engine of civilization is the inability of a larger and larger fraction of the population to do the basic things needed to survive.  Many people fail to realize this.” “Technology’s greatest contribution is to permit people to be incompetent at a larger and larger range of things.  Only by embracing […]

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Aug 04 2007

My name is Kyle, and I’m an Infoholic

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I recently read Tim Ferriss’s book The Four Hour Work Week, colloquially called 4HWW. The book is short, dense with ideas, and easily worth the $12 price. I recommend the book in spite of: Questions about the veracity of Ferriss’s claimed accomplishments Criticisms that some of his techniques are not as broadly applicable as he […]

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May 26 2007

TEDTalks – Ideas Worth Spreading – Video Worth Watching

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TED is an annual conference at which a bunch of (hopefully?) remarkable people say remarkable things. I’m using the word in a Seth Godin sort of way: remarkable things are those which inspire people to literally remark about them. It appears to be “A-list” event, meaning that I’m not likely to make the cut anytime […]

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