This morning in the shower I had an idea for a project I might try to take on, and a few other valuable ideas, and some useful introspection that all came within a span of a few minutes while showering. These led to a literal "shower thought" today about the nature of shower thoughts. In … Continue reading Shower Thoughts on Shower Thoughts and Quality of Thought
Little Bets: How Breakthrough Ideas Emerge from Small Discoveries by Peter Sims is about the character traits, methodology, and style of thinking that have led many great people to success. The core premise is that we can test our ideas or assumptions in small, low-stakes ways to gain insights that lead to additional or better-refined ideas, … Continue reading (Non-)Masonic Book Review: Little Bets
Consider this book an extension of a study in the Trivium, particularly of logic and rhetoric. Think Like A Freak does an excellent job of encouraging one to simply think - to rethink assumptions to learn more about one's self and others.
The Art of Asking: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Let People Help by Amanda Palmer is varied in the lessons and insights it presents. It is autobiographical, it is about the process and meaning of art, it is about the music industry, it is about PR, marketing, and community building in the internet age, … Continue reading (Non-)Masonic Book Review: The Art of Asking
Those who inquire about the craft often receive an answer that includes mention of “a system of moral instruction,” “higher moral standards,” or most commonly how the fraternity seeks to “make good men better.” We say these things thinking about the brothers in our lodge, the working tools and other symbols, the degree work, lectures, … Continue reading How Does Freemasonry Make Good Men Better?