Tag: lists

  • Assorted Health and Fitness Tips from a Veteran Trainer

    After years as a trainer, Mike O’Donnell compiles and shares an extensive list of health and fitness tips. As Jason said, there’s “a lot of good (and questionable) stuff in this list”. Here are my favourites: Diet is 85% of where results come fromā€¦ for muscle and fat loss. Many donā€™t focus here enough. If…

  • MacLeod on Entrepreneurship

    Hugh MacLeod shares a list of random thoughts on being an entrepreneur–a simple list of twenty-six inspirational titbits on business, positioning and success. My favourite five: In a world of over-supply and commodification, you are no longer paid to supply. You’re being paid to deliver something else. What that is exactly, is not always obvious.…

  • Rules of a Gentleman

    I imagine Ryan Evans‘ The Rules of a Gentleman may, at one point, overlap slightly with the fantastic 1001 Rules for My Unborn Son (previously). I’m fine with that. I’m also fine with this one getting a book deal, too. No. 10: Personal notes should always beĀ hand written. No. 26: Items that shouldn’t match =…

  • Fiction-Writing Rules, from Fiction Writers

    Inspired by Elmore Leonard’s lauded book of the same name, Ten Rules of Writing, The Guardian asks a selection of 28 authors (fromĀ Margaret Atwood to Will Self) for theirĀ ten rules of writing for the aspiring fiction author (part two). Elmore Leonard’s ten are included, and he summarises them with the following: My most important rule…

  • Why We Make Lists

    One of the current exhibitions being held in the MusĆ©e du Louvre, Paris has been curated by author and consistent top intellectual, Umberto Eco. The Infinity of Lists, as the exhibition is called, looks at the human fascination with lists and how they have progressed cultures. What does culture want? To make infinity comprehensible. It…

  • 100 Tips for Providing Perfect Restaurant Service

    Bruce Buschel–author, co-creator of a musical, director and producer–isĀ opening a seafood restaurant in New York. In his Small Business column forĀ The New York Times he offers 100 tips to ‘restaurant staffers’ (waiting staff) on how to behave front of house (that’s the first 50 tips;Ā here are the second 50). I (unexpectedly) found myself agreeing with…

  • Ten Internet Laws

    You’ve definitely heard of at least one of them and maybe even laughed, groaned or plain ignored a few others. To help along that process Tom Chivers presentsĀ ten laws of the Internet: Godwin’s Law “As a Usenet discussion grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving Nazis or Hitler approaches 1.” [ā€¦] It is closely…

  • On Good and Bad Managers

    Charisma, confidence and being vocal are key to being perceived as a leader, Time suggests after summarising some research on what makes people persuasive leaders. Social psychologists know that one way to be viewed as a leader in any group is simply to act like one. Speak up, speak well and offer lots of ideas,…

  • Preventing and Rethinking Black Swans

    On my recent travels to eastern Australia I was lucky enough to see a black swan. This got me thinking of the other type of black swanā€”specifically, two items I’ve read in the recent past: Nassim Nicholas Taleb’s ten principles for a Black Swan-proof world (via Kottke, pdf): What is fragile should break early while…

  • Twleve Tips for Staying Alive

    Dr. Doug McGuff is an emergency physician in South Carolina. From this perspective, he has compiled a list of twelve tips on avoiding what he calls ‘negative Black Swan events’ā€”an early death from things we consider unlikely (but are all-too-common to emergency physicians). Drive the biggest vehicle you can afford to drive. Never get on…