You can think of David Allen’s Ready for Anything as either a follow-up or companion to the brilliant Getting Things Done. Where GTD (as all the cool kids are calling it) is a fairly dry step-by-step on how to implement Allen’s methodology for personal productivity, Ready for Anything has him musing on the “whys” of his methodology rather than the “hows.”
It’s a slim volume with bite-sized chapters that’s surprisingly uplifting and a must-read if you’re any kind of GTDer.
David Allen does a fantastic job of walking the really fine line between self-help mumbo jumbo and sound psychological principles for dealing with the things life throws at you.
Also worth reading if you tried to read Getting Things Done and found yourself bogged down in the manual-like tone—Ready for Anything makes you understand the underpinning and reasoning of Allen’s system. There are some very thought-provoking ideas in here.
Includes Hollywood Dead, Tales from the Loop, Things from the Flood, The Court of Broken Knives, and Port of Shadows.
Nic has a retinal tear and has his vision is saved by a laser.
Includes The Storm Before the Storm, White Trash, Calypso, Tell the Machine Goodnight, Prince of Fools, and Provenance.
The Internet tells Nic to install Ubiquiti gear in his house, so he does, and now he has thoughts.
What I wish I’d known when I started podcasting.
Nic starts a new podcast about—gasp!—American sports.
Mostly excellent non-fiction in this installment. Includes Fantasyland, The Miracle of Dunkirk, Das Reich, The Undoing Project, Waiting for the Punch, Vacationland and Points of Impact.