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Time to read

 •  Filed under Execupundit, Reading, Books

Just as it is important to set aside time to think, it is important to block out time for reading. If you believe that such time will be available later in the day, it is likely that you are mistaken.

Reading Time by Michael Wade

I'm slowly getting back into a lot of things in the last couple of weeks. Blogging, writing and even reading. Churning through a few books at the moment, but plans are in place to make reading a bigger habit of mine in the future.

Slow down

 •  Filed under Links, Execupundit

Execupundit reminds us to slow down.

I find that I get more work done by slowing down. "Mindfulness" becomes a signpost. Taking pleasure in small achievements provides a flow of motivation.

Slow Down by Execupundit

Coffee & Code

 •  Filed under Links, Cultural Offering, Execupundit

The blogroll has been chirping about coffee shops. First it was Future Lawyer:

First, some of us refuse to pay 3 to 5 dollars for a cup of coffee, so we don't spend a lot of time in Starbucks. But, we do have lunch at Panera Bread, and we don't use the public WiFi there either. At least, we don't use it without first tunneling through a VPN.

Why Lawyers Should Never Use Starbucks WiFi by Future Lawyer

Then Cultural Offering.

I freely admit that I dislike Starbucks. On the few of occasions I have been in the chain - airports, a meeting or two, and when an employee needed to throw up (seemed the perfect spot) - I found myself wanting to tell the students to try the library and the adults to try a tie and a home office.

The shoes bother me the most by Cultural Offering

Then Execupundit.

I like Starbucks. It is a convenient and comfortable meeting spot. I ignore the computer users who are tapping away at, no doubt, the next War and Peace. The Americano is a nice watered-down version of their strong coffee. When ordering I still use small, medium, and large rather than their menu lingo. That immediately signals "out of touch" to the staff and thus is desirable.

The Starbucks Experience: In But Not Of by Execupundit

I'm fortunate enough to have a coffee shop in town that isn't Starbucks, has plenty of seating and has some damn good coffee for those mornings when I need it to make the code flow.

And yes I also say small, medium or large.

Observations ...

 •  Filed under Execupundit, Links

... from our man in Arizona, Michael Wade.

  1. The best way to create magic is never to rely upon it.
  2. Be wary of those who think everything is driven by money.
  3. The most important conversations are those that are never held.
  4. Think more of your habits than of your plans.

A Few Observations by Michael Wade

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