Reading and writing: Homer's Odyssey #writing

Over the summer, I read the T.E. Lawrence (Lawrence of Arabia) translation of Homer’s Odyssey.  Unusually, Lawrence rendered his translation as prose rather than verse and I’d wanted to read it since reading Steven Pressfield’s The War of Art. Pressfield describes how this translation of the opening Invocation of the Muse has become his daily mantra […]

Reading and writing: Homer’s Odyssey #writing

Over the summer, I read the T.E. Lawrence (Lawrence of Arabia) translation of Homer’s Odyssey.  Unusually, Lawrence rendered his translation as prose rather than verse and I’d wanted to read it since reading Steven Pressfield’s The War of Art. Pressfield describes how this translation of the opening Invocation of the Muse has become his daily mantra […]

Certainty is a tool of persuasion – @HarvardBiz #writing

It is not stated beliefs that drive action, but the certainty with which those beliefs are held. In September’s Harvard Business Review, Zakary Tormala and Derek Rucker outline the finding of their research and suggest how these can be applied. They find four levers that can be used to improve certainty: consensus repetition ease defence […]

Leadership, a reading list – @execupundit

A list for students from Michael Wade at execupundit: Lincoln and His Generals by T. Harry Williams Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare I, Claudius by Robert Graves Animal Farm by George Orwell 19 Stars by Edgar Puryear Inside The Third Reich by Albert Speer … The rest, here.

Re-dredging the tired, boring injustices of our personal lives… #writing

  “Don’t get me wrong.  I’ve got nothing against true healing.  We all need it.  But it has nothing to do with doing our work and it can be a colossal exercise in Resistance.  Resistance loves ‘healing.’  Resistance knows that the more psychic energy we expend dredging and re-dredging the tired, boring injustices of our […]

Trees

Fantastic photographs of tremendous trees: A forest-full, with info and credits, here.

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