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No puddle of piranhas (SIGAVDI #31)

Hello friends,

It’s been a busy few weeks since I last wrote. Winter has been flickering on and off like an aging fluorescent light bulb. The daffodils have opted to declare an early Spring.


(Pictured: Our escape-artist chickens inspecting the daffodils while taking an unsanctioned leave from their run.)

I realized today that I used to put a lot more quotes from the books I was reading in these newsletters. It’s not that I stopped reading books entirely. But most of my reading lately has been in the genre of business and marketing, and there haven’t been a lot of excerpts that seemed appropriate for this context.

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A random selection of marketing, business, and personal development resources

As I’ve mentioned before, my current study focus is marketing. Marketing naturally drags along with it a penumbra of related topics, including business models and work on personal focus and productivity.

When I’m studying a new topic, where I don’t even have a lay of the land,  the first phase of my research typically takes a “scatter-gather-cull” form.

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