Even if I have been in a hurry some evenings, I am quite proud and I think I am going to celebrate tonight 🙂
Perfection is the enemy of action
Writing in English is still quite a challenge for me and I hope my typos, misspellings and weird sentences have not hurt too much your eyes. I dare to do that because I believe it is the best way to make progress.
A few years ago I attended a course about speed reading. It was during my years at CJD, Centre des Jeunes Dirigeants, an organisation in which I did a lot of training.
I am a reader. And when we measured our speed I was one of the fasted. No big surprise, book publishers read a lot and they have to be able to read fast. No big deal. I remember being fascinated by my father when I was a kid, his ability to read a letter just by ‘taking a photo’ with his eyes and returning the document to me and saying: you’ve made a mistake… Continuer la lecture de « Thoughts about speed reading »
I grow up in a time when computer were still rare and connected computers didn’t exist for the general public.
In the 80’s, a first generation of affordable computers arrived on the market behind the rockstar Apple II. There was Sinclair’s ZX series, Commodore, Amstrad, Thomson TO7, etc. I didn’t have any of these, but I was lucky enough to get a Texas Instruments TI99/4A.
It was not the best machine around but plugged on the TV and a tape recorder, it was perfect to learn basic programming. I remember building games like a complete Yahtzee. But that was pretty it for my programming career. Continuer la lecture de « Minitel moi non plus »
It took me a while to understand that, but after having published dozens of books about diet and nutrition, and having read much more, I have reached the conclusion that our knowledge is still very limited.
The story of cholesterol is a perfect illustration. In the 50’s with Ancel Keys’ Seven Countries Study, America started to think that fat was a bad thing and a low-fat high carb diet began to be officially recommended.
Having a team is not always easy and sometimes people that you appreciate decide to leave, to go for a new life, under some other sky… This is perfectly normal.
As announced on Eddison Books web site, we are opening a position as Rights Executive to replace Melissa who decided to change. If you are a junior interested in a career in international publishing, this can be an opportunity.
I am feeling nostalgic. Last year when I had lunch with Robert Greene, we were talking about internet marketing and he told me the best specialist was his former apprentice, « son élève », Ryan Holiday.
I have read two of his books and today, I have visited his website.