J.R.R. Tolkien holds a special place in my heart. His stories are grounded in the real world as it is, but also grounded in the world as it ought to be. I can’t wait to give my thoughts on this man, his phenomenal stories and how his philosophy has influenced the minds of his readers.
Intellectuals, by popular opinion, are known as out of touch eggheads locked in Ivory Towers that we should not trust. This view, sometimes accurate when the shoe fits, leads us to disdain any sort of education that obviously does not have to do with our jobs. Chefs only learn from chefs, entrepreneurs only learn fromContinue reading “Called to Be Intelligent”
For everything we do, we do with a goal in mind. The moment we walk out the door, we do so with a purpose. From the most important tasks to the most trivial, we have an end in mind. The late great Stephen R. Covey, in his highly regarded book, The 7 Habits of HighlyContinue reading “The 3 Goals of Reading: Entertainment, Information, and Understanding”
In this new digital era, information is at your fingertips. Do you want to know how tall is the Eiffel Tower? Google it. How about if you want to know why is the sky blue? Ask Siri. You get the picture. The point is, to read a physical book has become a relic of theContinue reading “The Idea Collection”
Anybody who has met a successful individual is always initially starstruck and is usually left in awe. They admire these individuals, and they aspire to reach the top of the mountain that these leaders have reached. However, most people do not make it to the top and they assume, correctly, that this is because they’veContinue reading “The Common Denominator: Leaders and Readers”