June 24, 2013

Creative Genius

Sometimes I just don't have the time to sit down and read a good book, so I will use summary guides such as GetAbstract. This isn't really cheating because the summaries usually get right down to the nitty-gritty, saving the best parts: the lessons to learn, main quotes, etc.

I mean no disrespect to the author, but there are just so many books to read, and I only have so much time in which to read them that I find I have to selectively choose which ones I will devote actual reading time to.

"Creative Genius" by Peter Fisk is one such book that I had to go by way of the GetAbstract summary. There were really a lot of great points to this book, and so I have copied down the ones I find most important to my own goals. Thus, I've created a summary of the summary!

June 20, 2013

"The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries, is not 'Eureka!' (I found it), but 'That's Funny...' "

June 14, 2013

"Intelligence without ambition is a bird without wings."

June 3, 2013

Lessons from "When I Stop Talking, You'll Know I'm Dead" by Jerry Weintraub

A neat book, "When I Stop Talking, You'll Know I'm Dead" by Jerry Weintraub. It offers quite a bit of anecdotal information and concepts by telling the stories of many of his interactions with celebrities.

"An idea is only crazy until someone pulls it off."

  • A successful career requires mentors.
  • Keep your business to yourself.
  • Ignore those you oppose or ridicule you. Develop your innate sense of "Screw 'em."
  • Never fear failing, trying, or looking like a fool. Don't be threatened by a new idea.
  • Things change. Be willing to start anew. Be true to your passions and follow them.

"If you act like you are in charge, no one will stop you."