Saturday, January 19, 2008
NOTIONS: John Dickerson's Blog
John Dickerson is Slate magazine's Chief Political Correspondent and a political analyst for CNN and NPR. He is also author of On Her Trail, a Simon and Schuster book about his mother, the late Nancy Dickerson, a pioneering newswoman. Prior to joining Slate, Dickerson covered politics for 12 years for TIME magazine. His last four years he was the magazine's White House correspondent.
During his career he has written extensively on the Bush administration policies and political strategy. Dickerson has interviewed George Bush five times since his election in 2000. In 2004 he co-wrote the TIME cover story naming George Bush TIME's Person of the Year. In 2004, the Washington Post wrote about his talent for asking questions: "The master of the game is John Dickerson of TIME magazine, who has knocked Bush off script so many times that his colleagues have coined a term for cleverly worded, seemingly harmless, but incisive questions: "Dickersonian." The cover story he co-wrote on Karl Rove was included in The Best Political Stories of 2003.
Pile of Index Cards System - a photoset on Flickr
This is a life tracking system using index cards and dock that built for myself. I call it as Pile of Index Cards, or simply, PoIC.
The PoIC system works as a database of information inside/outside of me. After a while the index cards in the dock consist a code; a copy of my thought, or a cultural genetic code!
Getting Things Done
GTD® is the popular shorthand for "Getting Things Done®", the groundbreaking work-life management system and book by David Allen that transforms personal overwhelm and overload into an integrated system of stress-free productivity.
Piloting a productivity seminar for a thousand managers at Lockheed in 1983, David has continued to test and refine the techniques and principles we now know as GTD - a powerful method to manage commitments, information, and communication. This pioneering and proven system is the result of those twenty plus years of David's consulting, private coaching and organizational programs with over a half million people internationally. GTD has well earned its recognition as the gold standard in personal management and productivity for many of the world's best and brightest people and companies.
Sophisticated without being confining, the subtle effectiveness of GTD lies in its radically common sense notion that with a complete and current inventory of all your commitments , organized and reviewed in a systematic way, you can focus clearly, view your world from optimal angles and make trusted choices about what to do (and not do) at any moment. GTD embodies an easy, step-by-step and highly efficient method for achieving this relaxed , productive state. It includes:
- Capturing anything and everything that has your attention
- Defining actionable things discretely into outcomes and concrete next steps
- Organizing reminders and information in the most streamlined way, in appropriate categories, based on
how and when you need to access them
- Keeping current and "on your game" with appropriately frequent reviews of the six horizons of your
commitments (purpose, vision, goals, areas of focus, projects, and actions)
Implementing GTD alleviates the feeling of overwhelm, instills confidence, and releases a flood of creative energy. It provides structure without constraint, managing details with maximum flexibility. The system rigorously adheres to the core principles of productivity, while allowing tremendous freedom in the "how." The only "right" way to do GTD is getting meaningful things done with truly the least amount of invested attention and energy. Coaching thousands of people, where they work, about their work, has informed the GTD method with the best practices of how to work (and live), in that most efficient and productive way.
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Friday, January 18, 2008
Unicycling In The Streets of Manhattan
Target PC Magazine - News, Reviews, Articles on Technology - TargetPC Magazine
Thursday, January 17, 2008
yael naim - new soul clip
Wednesday, January 16, 2008
Lynn Sweet - Chicago Sun-Times blog
The American Race
I've followed the racial and ethnic transformation of American identity for over 20 years as a journalist, essayist, commentator, speaker and an author.
My most recent book "…And I Haven't Had A Bad Day Since," is the memoir of co-writer Rep. Charles B. Rangel, of Harlem, chairman of the House Ways and Means committee.
My first book, "American Skin: Big Business, Pop Culture and the End of White America," was published in August 2002 to strong reviews in the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, LA Times, San Francisco Chronicle and New York Times.
Once upon a time I created the Wall Street Journal's monthly "Business & Race" column and wrote it from 1989 to 1999.
My commentaries on race, popular culture and life observed have been heard on National Public Radio's "All Things Considered" since 1993. I've also published two dozen essays in newspapers and magazines including the Wall Street Journal, Savoy, the Washington Post and New York Newsday, among others.
the field negro - blog
Welcome to SourceWatch—your guide to the names behind the news. SourceWatch is a collaborative project of the Center for Media and Democracy to produce a directory of the people, organizations and issues shaping the public agenda.
A primary purpose of SourceWatch is documenting the PR and propaganda activities of public relations firms and public relations professionals engaged in managing and manipulating public perception, opinion and policy. SourceWatch also includes profiles on think tanks, industry-funded organizations and industry-friendly experts that work to influence public opinion and public policy on behalf of corporations, governments and special interests.
Over time, SourceWatch has broadened to include others involved in public debates including media outlets, journalists and government agencies. Unlike some other wikis, SourceWatch has a policy of strict referencing, and is overseen by a paid editor. SourceWatch has 32,356 articles.
ELSEWARES // Independent Art & Design
Welcome to the Only Free Social Network For Redheads » Redhedd.com
In order to save Redheads we have to mingle Redheads with Redheads, to concentrate the two genes that make Red hair so that every man and woman carries them. Bulk up the numbers until we've got Redheads coming out of our wazoos (literally), and then go on the offensive.
Spread the red. All this concentration can occur while or in anticipation of embracing what the old-schoolers call miscegenation or what we crazy kids call exogamy. That is, we're not seeking mere inclusivity as a guiding principle, rather, we want to focus our efforts on spreading the red. The first step is to to intramarry. The second is to intermarry.
Currently only 1-2% of the earth's population is Redheaded. We're going to change that. If you follow the redhedd.com 3-generation program, I guarantee you (or your money back) that we will be at or near 5-7% by the year 2080. Outside of that we expect to see 10% by 2120, and 20% by 2200. Hey, it may take a little while, but the wait will be worth it (and there will be plenty of work :) to do while biding our time).
We desperately hope that no one finds anything creepily eugenic about the Redhedd.com three-generation "spread the red" program. Because there's nothing especially "superior" about redheads that we're trying to force down any other nation's throats. It's just that they're so godawfully beautiful. But they can't help it. It's not their fault. In fact, many of them are as reluctant redheads as cats are bathers.
Tuesday, January 15, 2008
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