Input Expansion


Well, after watching PBS over the last week I’ve come to realize that my sources of input for key topics such as politics, sociology, and philosophy are far too limited. I essentially discovered that there’s a ton of knowledge out there on these subjects that I was mostly unaware of. I mean, I’ve heard about most of these books and/or their authors, but I didn’t know the topics were so enthralling. More to the point, I didn’t know they were precicely oriented around my areas of interest.

My eyes are open now, and I’m going to be soaking in this material at a constant rate from now on. As per my excercise/podcasting post, I’m preparing a means to consume this information in a highly efficient manner. No longer will my points of view suffer from the fact that I have not read the definitive works on these matters. My days of learning about these important concepts via /. posts are over.

I feel lame that it’s taken me this long to catch on, but at least I’m awake now.

I’ll let everyone know what the must-reads are, but be warned that I may feel that most everything I get a hold of will fall into that category. For now, start with these:

The Rise of the Creative Class: And How It’s Transforming Work, Leisure, Community and Everyday LifeThe Flight of the Creative Class: The New Global Competition for TalentThe World Is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-first Century

If you’re not reading these books right now you’re doing both yourself and the world a huge disservice.

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