fighting the lack of good ideas

updates to connexions modules

Starting this week, and continuing over the next several weeks, there will be several updates and expansions coming to my published Connexions Collection (original publishing comments), “Debugging and Supporting Software Systems“.

I would love to collect feedback and be able to incorporate any suggestions for improvement that you may have.

Please feel free to either email me via the “E-mail the collection author” link on the CNX site, or via comments hereon.

how to win friends and influence people by dale carnegie

tl;dr: Dale Carnegie’s How to Win Friends and Influence People is what Robert Greene was trying to redo with The 48 Laws of Power and The Art of Seduction (both of which I’ve previously reviewed).

It’s probably the only “self-help” book I’ve ever read that didn’t either talk down to you, nor treat you as superior for having read it.

The book is constantly interspersed with personal anecdotes and does not present itself as a directive, but as a set of examples (positive and negative) that you can pick and choose from, but which should be mostly “picked” and “chosen”, and not so many left behind.

I cannot recommend this book highly enough. I also think that you cannot read (and reread) this too young.