Writer’s Links 04/24/2014 (p.m.)

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Lumpy’s Links 04/24/2014 (p.m.)

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The Revolving Door of Washinton DC

To Be Filed Under “WTF?”

I honestly don’t know how or why the citizens of the world, especially those in the Corporate United States of America put up with the blatant greasy palm and revolving door politics.  I really wish I could tell people we live in a democracy.  Truth seems closer to a “Corporatocracy” of bullshit and lies. Continue reading “The Revolving Door of Washinton DC”

Writer’s Links 04/23/2014 (p.m.)

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Lumpy’s Links 04/23/2014 (p.m.)

  • A good article on why “flakes” actually rule.

    Tags: 2014, LL-Pub, guide, GTD

    • What we lack is focus. Everything looks good to us.
    • You’re not going to get a damned thing done until you actually know what you want to get out of it.
    • Just know what you want to get out of the thing you’re thinking about doing.
    • “Pivotal Technique,”
      • Step 1. Get nice and clear about what you want.
      • Step 2. Get completely, impeccably, bullshit-free clear about where you are now, with respect to that.
    • Flakes are flaky because the map seems impossible. Productive people are productive because the map seems real.

      The flakes are actually right, but a fat lot of good that does us. The productivity people follow their imaginary map, and because they’re doing something, they get somewhere. (Curse you, productivity people!)

    • Allen is very smart about this. It has to be the single next thing to take action on.
    • If you can’t do it in 20 minutes, it’s probably not the next action. Find the next action.
      • The plan in 7 reasonably painless steps

        1. When you’ve got something to do, figure out what you really want to get out of it.
        2. Do the Pivotal Technique. Think about what you want, then get clear about where you are right this minute. Notice the difference.
        3. Figure out the next action.
        4. Do what you feel like.
        5. Rinse, lather, repeat.
        6. Start a compost pile for ideas, notes, plans, and insights.
        7. Stick to a few primary areas of focus — three or four is a good number for a lot of people.

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Extinction or De-extinction?

Young passenger pigeon.

Don’t get me wrong, I love animals and nature.  I think it is sad that mankind has driven so many animals to the brink of or literal extinction.  I am also an avid reader who tries to keep up with our destructive ways.  I am in favor of conversation and alternative energy not because I feel that we understand the environment and our impact on it but because we have no clue.   Continue reading “Extinction or De-extinction?”

Writer’s Links 04/19/2014 (p.m.)

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