A class I want to attend – on writing, editing, pruning, shining.

…A writing course. Every assignment would be delivered in five versions: A three page version, a one page version, a three paragraph version, a one paragraph version, and a one sentence version.

I don’t care about the topic. I care about the editing. I care about the constant refinement and compression.

—Jason Fried, in ‘The writing class I’d like to teach

Each step requires asking “What’s really important?” That’s the most important question you can ask yourself about anything. The class would really be about answering that very question at each step of the way. Whittling it all down until all that’s left is the point.

Please Exercise!

Exercise is one of the few activities in life that is indisputably good for us—an undertaking that extends enormous benefits but extracts few costs. Exercise helps us live longer. It fends off heart disease and diabetes. It reduces our weight and improves our strength. And its psychological value is enormous. For people suffering from depression, it can be just as effective as medication. For healthy people, it’s an instant and long-lasting mood booster. Anyone who examines the science on exercise reaches the same conclusion: People would be silly not to do it.

—Dan Pink, in When

3 rules for a long life…

The last time I saw my Grandma Ruth alive, she was 93 years old. She had been bedridden for three years, but her mind was intact. I asked her how she had lived so long.

“Well,” she said, “You have to eat. You have to exercise. And you have to find a man to have sex with. That’s very important.”

In Praise of Cowardice

An enterprise’s core focus…

It’s tricky to define better. But without a doubt, the heart and soul of a thriving enterprise is the irrational pursuit of becoming irresistible.

Seth’s Blog: Irresistible is rarely easy or rational


I just absolute love this phrase:

the irrational pursuit of becoming irresistible

I also love the word ‘enterprise‘ – it fits equally to a business objectives, as to a personal project, or a community action.