What Kind of Reader Are You?

“I try to write parts for women that are as complicated and interesting as women actually are.”

— Nora Ephron

“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”

— Dr. Seuss

March is National Reading Month; good news for those of us in the Bibliophile Club 🙂

Today was World Book Day; all thrifty and resourceful bookworms unite and rejoice! Whether you are an authorpreneur like myself,  or looking to empower little girls to push the envelope and grow up to make a difference, there’s a book out there–maybe several, calling your name.

But before you heed the call, take a moment to answer this question….

What kind of reader are you?

  • The one who reads books over and over?
  • The one who wants to know what the book is about before reading it at all?
  • The one whose job revolves around books?
  • The one who uses books as a tool to harness creativity for a job not involving books?

As I wrote in my own book, The NICE Reboot, being an avid reader has profoundly influenced my life, and enriched it in so many ways. So thanks to all whose words I’ve read and pored over, and whose voices have resonated with me across time and space!

“I am a better person, and certainly a much better entrepreneur that I would have been, had I not been introduced to all your voices and ideas, at pivotal moments in my life. Patterns, seemingly random patterns. The strides I have made both personally and professionally, through the gains I have made by my exposure to all of you, have coalesced into one entity, that of this book.”

So what’s on my current radar, as a modern woman and a female entrepreneur?

1. Martin Levin’s adorable All I Know About Management I Learned from My Dog: The Real Story of Angel, a Rescued Golden Retriever, Who Inspired the New Four Golden Rules of Management  (which I reviewed on Amazon)

2. Marshall Goldsmith and Mark Reiter’s upcoming Triggers: Creating Behavior That Lasts–Becoming the Person You Want to Be (which intrigues me as both as an entrepreneur and educator.)

3. Roxanne Gay’s unvarnished Bad Feminist: Essays (which interests me as a woman trying to find work/life balance in today’s complicated era.)

4. Diana Gabaldon’s epic ode to woman power, Outlander (which is currently $1.99 in the Kindle Store,  thanks to Jamie Fraser fans everywhere waiting for the STARZ TV series to resume April 4 🙂

5. Veronica Roth’s twisty tale of humanity’s foibles, Insurgent (which was made into a movie out this month! You can read my Huffington Post piece on Divergent here.)

Books are the gifts that keep giving; to ourselves and to others. As I wrote in a previous post here on WordPress:

“Books are the only tangible presents which foster both inherent genius and hard-earned talent and fuel our ambition using our minds and hearts/souls. Books contain universal truths that unite us in a way that other tangible gifts (such as gadgets and clothes) can’t. Those gifts increase the divide between the “Haves” and “Have-Nots”, and decrease the balance between humanity and technology, which is becoming more crucial by the day. Furthermore, books are the only tangible gift that help a person reap numerous, long-term, and meaningful, intangible rewards.”

What will you be reading this month?

Best,

Penina

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What’s in Your ‘Trep Toolbox? Part 6: Tech Tools

“You can be good at technology and still like fashion and art. You can do it your way, on your terms. ”

— Marissa Mayer, Yahoo CEO

“It’s in Apple’s DNA that technology alone is not enough. Technology married with liberal arts, married with the humanities, that is what yields us the result that makes our hearts sing.”

— Steve Jobs, Co-Founder and Apple CEO ( iPad 2 Launch in March 2011)

This week’s post wraps up my current series here on WordPress. Over these last few weeks, I let you peek inside my ‘trep toolbox and inside my proverbial to-do list re: workflows and tools I use/plan to use for increased  productivity, performance, and online visibility. Today’s entrepreneur needs to balance humanity and technology and reboot, so that he/she can sustain momentum, step up and lead, flip the script as needed, and have a real impact. Especially with all the hoopla about net neutrality. 

Technology impacts our lives regularly now, from smartphones and social media to wearables, and everything in between.

What separates the digital immigrant  from the digital native?  

The answer lies in how one approaches technology and its potential to shape a person’s digital citizenship and spur change.

Here’s what I wrote about digital immigrant educators and mavericks like myself,  in my soon to be published textbook on Autism intervention in the iEra:

“They understood and embraced the power and potential of innovation through digital citizenship as a way of life, not just a way to harness technology to accomplish tasks for greater productivity. Each of them started me on my journey towards fully realized digital citizenship, which should be the professional development goal of every educator and service provider in the 21st century classroom and workplace.

Being a seasoned Apple™ technology expert and subsequent iPad Evangelist taught me the value of using digital visual supports to tap into the inner landscape of children with Autism and special needs. It also taught me the value of seeking out multi-sensory learning experiences and then providing them for others. That’s why I advocate for the combining of toys and tech in treatment for a truly holistic approach to enhancing working and episodic memory.

I learned that designing teachable moments that promote what we now refer to as digital citizenship must involve the synthesis of design, functionality, and portability. I learned that digital citizenship is as much an attitude, a way of life, as it is a skill set in need of steady cultivation for future success; professionally and personally.”

Honing one’s digital citizenship and tech savvy go hand in hand in the startup arena, where it’s all about streamlining, wearing many hats, and using tech to maximize efficiency and productivity.

That’s why I love my swiss-army-knife entrepreneurial tool of choice, my iPad; something I wrote about extensively in my business  bookThe NICE Reboot:

“A tech gadget’s greatest selling point is its customization feature. It resides within each App, in terms of the hardware and user interface, which you customize by tweaking the settings button on the control panel. It also resides in each App’s toolbar, which can often be tweaked by the individual user at any time. This allows for better integration of the hardware and software portions of the mobile device.”

So what’s on my tech radar in the iEra?

What do I recommend entrepreneurs consider, try out, and spread the word about?

Here are 4 Apple™ related tech tools I’ve used and found both customizable and quite helpful; the two reasons I’ll use any kind of technology to begin with!

1. Kindle App for iPad: Used for Content Curation

I remember getting one of the first Kindles and being very impressed. But I was blown away when I started using the Kindle App on my iPad! Reading has made a real comeback, thanks to Amazon’s Kindle and Kindle App. From reading all kinds of books to Emailed PDFs of proposals, I can both “power up” and “power down” as needed; learning, growing, and traveling to far away lands without ever leaving my chair. Best of all, Kindle has some cool tricks that makes for a truly customizable reading experience!

2. iMazing for Mac (Windows version was released 2/6/15): Used for Productivity

Upgrading our devices, and/or their operating systems, are necessary evils. Thanks to iMazing (formerly DiskAid), I can easily and pretty much painlessly transfer my data (Apps, music, SMS, Contacts, Calls, Photos) and even remember where I put which App on my device. iMazing allows me to literally recreate my previous setup either via “backup” or “cloning” by using a snapshot of my home screens. Talk about the ultimate customization helper! Best of all? One free trial (15 days) works 3 times!

3. Notability for iPad (Notability for Mac also rocks!): Used for Presentations & Social Media

I have used this versatile, inexpensive, and visually appealing App since it first came out around 3 years ago, and still give it rave reviews! It’s a robust, comprehensive virtual project manager. Notability is a note taker, audio-recorder, PDF editor, Infographics creator, and mind-mapping generator; essential for us multi-taskers! There are many ways to use it to customize lists, notes, presentations, and documents, making life much less complicated and much more portable! Best of all? Use iCloud to sync across devices!

4. Desk for Mac, Desktop Publishing Client for OS X Yosemite: Used for Blogging/Social Media and Content Creation

Desk launched a few months ago and was updated on 2/19/15 and all I can say is…wow! As a multi-platform blogger (WordPress, Tumblr, The Huffington Post) I can truly appreciate navigating the easy user-interface, the easy drag and drop (for pics/video) mode, the easy text editing (word count AND character count included), and the fact that I can quickly publish. I enjoy the vintage yet modern “feel” which lets me concentrate (a very uncluttered space appears when I start typing…a nice change from other platforms!) and customize both my blogpost experience and the actual blogposts! Best of all? I can export my writing as a PDF, RTF, or DocX file!

All products and projects are the sum of their parts, which is why using technology helps me manage all the “moving parts” I encounter on a daily basis as an entrepreneur. The tech sector may resemble the Wild West of yesteryear, but it’s important to understand this point, which is excerpted from The NICE Reboot:

“Mobile technology is a product of creativity, functionality, productivity, undercutting prices, and marketing attempts. That’s why there are free, paid, discounted, and holiday themed versions of prototypes. Their success is determined by the fast-paced roller coaster ride in which they are unveiled, hawked, and finally purchased by the consumer. And if the consumer isn’t tech savvy to begin with, the entire process becomes more confusing and frustrating.”

So what’s a digital immigrant to do, to prepare for the future of  work?

Remember what Elizabeth Bennett tells Mr. Darcy in Pride and Prejudice?

“Perhaps you should take your aunt’s advice and practice?”

Best,

Penina

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What’s in Your ‘Trep Toolbox? Part 5- Three Public Speaking Tools

“With his unshakable optimism, his heroic vision, and above all, his splendid speeches, Churchill roused the spirit of the British people.”

— Gretchen Rubin, Author: The Happiness Project

“Neuroscientists are finding that what passes as a typical presentation is usually the worst way to engage your audience.”

— Carmine Gallo, Author: The Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs

Today’s startup culture demands a level of tech-savvy and communication skills unlike years past. It’s why somebody like me, a communications specialist/speech-language pathologist and educational technology consultant turned entrepreneur has gotten an inside look at the changing business landscape. I have traveled around North America since 2010 as an iPad Evangelist and public speaker re: Autism intervention, productivity, and personal digital branding.

It’s why I will be speaking at this event on 2/24/15 at a unique venue, Joynture on Wall Street,  in Manhattan. I’ve invited people who are interested in thinking differently about entrepreneurship; the journey and end-game. Why? Because as Henry Doss writes in this thought provoking post:

“Speaking about and to innovation is not the same thing as speaking about or to specific outcomes. When we speak about innovation, we are speaking about states of being, of system conditions, of potential.  The language of innovation is a language about culture, and for this reason, it must be a language of narrative, and stories and tales.”

I have flipped the script or rebooted my quest to innovate many times in my life; personally and professionally. It has resulted in honing my speaking skills and changing my Story, so that I am unafraid of taking risks, of leading with emotion, and of change. I believe that entrepreneurs can change the world. It begins with speeches which inspire, and linger in the minds of the audience, long after the lights have been turned off and the last live-tweet was fired.

It’s something that drives me to make my presentations an experience, not an exercise in endurance. It’s something that’s made me create a toolbox of public speaking tools if you will, to help me achieve that goal. Let me share 3 tools I use:

1. Keynote for Mac

Keynote for Mac (or for the iPad) blows. Other presentation tools. Out of the water. While there are many presentation aides to choose from, Keynote consistently delivers! It provides a seamless, entertaining, fully multimedia, visually appealing, and easy to use speaker program to create memories and meaningful dialogue, not just a message.

2. Kensington Wireless Presenter “Clicker”

The Kensington Wireless Presenter is a dream come true for speakers who like to walk the room and maintain control of the slides. I hate podiums and have been known to roam, and engage the audience up close and personal; sometimes sitting amongst them and taking questions or chatting. This “clicker” has awesome reach, not to mention it’s small enough to fit into my purse, making packing for travel so much less tedious!

3. VidToMp3 Music Converter 

We live in the iEra where portable music is all the rage. Customizing one’s “playlist”  for pitches, presentations, and a personal theme song to increase motivation is now the norm. Depending on my mood, my audience, my topic, and my venue, I will use music in different ways, requiring me to create a robust music library without going into debt 🙂 I therefore recommend the VidtoMp3 site, which I’ve happily used for several years, to grow my list of music files I can tap into as needed.

Being a successful speaker is about mindset, not just efficiency. It’s about knowingly creating a legacy, not just a “filler” for one’s resume.  As Dr. Oliver Sachs writes in this heart wrenching, beautiful post:

“I have been a sentient being, a thinking animal, on this beautiful planet, and that in itself has been an enormous privilege and adventure.”

Today’s speaker must find ways to deliver great content while melding showmanship with technological prowess, and humor with poignancy. Dr. Sachs and Steve Jobs are masters in their craft; excellent speakers and thinkers, who embodied this repeatedly, as seen from YouTube and their many filmed talks.

Steve Jobs had his  presentation tactics. What are yours?

To be continued…..

Best,

Penina

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What’s in Your ‘Trep Toolbox? Part 4- Self Awareness Tools

“When you love yourself, that’s when you’re most beautiful.”

— Zoe Kravitz, Actress: Divergent

“To thine own self be true.”

— William Shakespeare, Playwright: Hamlet

I’ve been writing about serious topics related to technology lately, especially in The Huffington Post. I’ve been reading about serious topics this week such as artificial intelligence and avoiding impostor syndrome as an entrepreneur. I’ve been recently blogging here about tools for the serious entrepreneur.

It’s time for a literary pivot where I attempt to live up to my company’s mission:

To help others better balance humanity and technology in the iEra.

It’s time for a lighter kind of post.

It’s time to take a break from looking outward, and focus inward on what I as Penina, a woman, a human being, an educator, and an entrepreneur, “bring to the table”…. that proverbial table we all seek.

It’s time for a self awareness check.

As I wrote this week on Tumblr:

This week is that Horrific Hallmark Holiday That Shall Not Be Named. It’s a time when relationships become fodder for consumerism, and the lines between networking and dating get blurred at the office. This week finds everyone reexamining their relationships, trying to find takeaways from those of others; fictional (think Brave, Bonny Jamie and Clever Claire, or Control Freak Mr. Grey and Awkward Ana) 🙂 and and real (think of the media coverage re: Patrick Dempsey and Giada De Laurentiis who both split from their respective spouses, just to name a few.)

A person’s self awareness impacts on one’s Theory of Mind; something I wrote about in my book, The NICE Reboot, and again in my upcoming textbook on Autism intervention in the iEra, out in April 2015. It directly influences one’s authorpreneur aspirations, and one’s interactions with others. This is something to keep in mind as an entrepreneur who needs to hone self awareness in order to find entry points to empathize, learn from, and collaborate with other people.

Opportunities to hone one’s self awareness abound in startup-land. Founders need to “stay true to their brand”. So that the trajectory, product launch, and strategic alliances all come together for smoother sailing and less stress; a reality of startup life.

Self awareness is thus crucial for today’s busy entrepreneur trying to balance humanity and technology when:

  • Forming a startup team
  • Giving pitches
  • Attending networking events
  • Giving presentations
  • Exhibiting leadership in real time and thought leadership online

It is therefore part of due diligence for an entrepreneur to carefully consider which self awareness tools to pack along, to maintain heart centered leadership and emotional intelligence. To maintain creativity and avoid mediocrity.

I’m not a certified psychologist or an expert on human nature by any means and I promised you a laugh. 🙂

So I will provide 3 tongue in cheek suggestions to help you answer these 2 timely questions:

  • How well do you know yourself?
  • What skill sets do you have to employ, when the going gets rough? 

Here are some fun “tests” to take and find out!

1. Are you able to harness the power of perseverance? Which Outlander character are you?

2. Are you able to harness the power of visualization and imagination? Which Dr. Seuss character are you?

3. Are you able to harness your nurturing and playful side? Your sense of humor?  Which Pixar character are you?

In our quest to better balance humanity and technology, we often focus on the exterior, not the interior. We frequently try to learn new things without incorporating that knowledge into the sum of what we already know. We also often assign layers of meaning as well as anthropomorphic traits, to random things around us. From MOOCS to dogs, taking and discussing one’s “emotional temperature”  has never been more prevalent.

Excuse me please while I go and take mine 🙂

Best,

Penina

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Core skills to navigate the Social Age

I don’t get to reblog posts of others, as often as I’d like, but this post by Julian Stodd really resonated with me as an entrepreneur who also sees social media as a catalyst for change and for building global ecosystems. I know he’s working on a book, which I look forward to reading! I also know that he’s on Slideshare….worth taking a look 🙂

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A premise of the Social Age is change: change in our ecosystem, change in the Social Contract, changes in how we work, learn, communicate and play. The skills we used to navigate the Knowledge Age will not suffice for the Social one.

Core skills for the Social Age

Storytelling is a core skill: the ability to built commonality, so put shape around our intent, to build communities with shared values and purpose. It’s not the type of stories that organisations write, which are often designed to be broadcast to others, but rather it’s co-created and co-ownedstories, forged in the fires of discussion in our ‘sense making’ communities. The ways we write our stories is important, but also the ways we share them. We have to understand amplification and momentum, something many organisations fail to grasp.

When we talk about ‘narration‘ being a core skill, we can see this at three…

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What’s In Your ‘Trep Toolbox? Part 3- Four Social Media Tools

“Simplicity is the keynote of all true elegance.”

— Cocoa Chanel

“If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough.”

— Albert Einstein

I’ve publicly spoken several times about the need for today’s entrepreneur to have a social media presence, which I wrote about in my book, The NICE Reboot, and in  this post on LinkedIn. It also led me to write about content curation tools in last week’s post here on WordPress, which led people to then ask me if I am a social media marketing expert.

The answer is no, but I will let Chris Brogan explain why, in  this succinct post he just wrote. It echoes my sentiments exactly! Like him, I consider myself an educator, a social media activist, and a blogger. Why?

Because I am a collaborator, and have “walked the walk” and “talked the talk” for years. That’s why I advocate for entrepreneurs to engage with each other on social media and create a meaningful and impactful digital footprint. That’s why I seek out strategic alliances which foster communication and concrete innovation.

Consider how I currently describe myself on my LinkedIn Profile:

Communications Specialist & Consultant: Autism, Ed-Tech/iPad, and Personal Digital Branding

Consider what I wrote in my latest Tumblr post:

A collaborative mindset is a mental model which a person purposefully constructs for the sake of problem solving. We often forget that collaboration is a dual process requiring both listening and taking action; sometimes simultaneously!

Consider what Dr. Juris Ulmanis wrote in this informative LinkedIn post:

The reality is that entrepreneurship is a skill that can and must be developed by doing.

One can say the same thing about social media. Especially because of the role of social technology in marketing’s new golden age. Especially because the changing business landscape demands that we devise a strategy to build a digital footprint blueprint from the ground up, so that we can keep pace with the blurring lines between businesses.

So how can we more effectively leverage our social media presence as entrepreneurs? By incorporating it into our War Room and using it in conjunction with our overall mission, strategy, trajectory, and networking needs. By assembling specific digital tools which can help us craft a timely social media plan. One that’s part elevator pitch and part visual commentary about the humanizing journey. One that’s based on our pursuit of global opportunity, and our understanding of the psychology of marketing. One which creates greater inclusive growth for all by increasing momentum and collectively transforming Me > We.

Here are 4  digital tools I personally use and recommend, to help me in my endeavors to: 

• Wield social media as a catalyst for authentic and innovative collaboration

• Balance humanity and technology; my NICE Initiative raison d’être and own entrepreneurial credo

1. Pocket. Pocket allows a busy entrepreneur to stay current (I pair it with Zite) and continue his/her education. Especially in the new economy, where a steep learning curve is a fact of life. It’s also a lifesaver for bloggers who cite others; strategically or stylistically, as I try to do. I tag categories, people, clippings related to specific projects, and even tweets I like for future reference. Best of all, I can access it without a WiFi connection; something I learned a while back while enduring a long plane ride!

2. Bitly. Bitly is a URL shortening tool that’s free, tracks when and how many people clicked the link, and even keeps a history of links for you despite not having or being signed in to an account. It has literally saved me time and frustration when reading online posts, posting my own, and citing the work of others in both my already published business book and my soon to be published (ETA April 2015)  textbook about Autism intervention; toys and tech (iPad Apps) for social skills development.

3. Hubspot Blog. I’m a huge fan of Hubspot’s blogposts, because of their relevant, useful, and interesting content such as this one about where to find non-cheesy stock photos, or this one about the history of Apple and Microsoft’s Ad-War. This is my go-to site for tips on inbound marketing, and its relationship to social media; something I mentioned in previous blogposts.

4. Automation Tools. I’m someone who believes in being and doing social things on social media like building ties, commenting, “liking” posts, reaching out and networking across platforms, and thanking others etc. So I’m not big on across-the-board automation, but I do gladly recommend Buffer and Hootsuite. I’ve been hearing lots of chatter about Tweepi, so it’s worth a look. But honestly, you need to have your own set of rules re: the do’s and don’ts of automation. There are only so many hours in the day and paradoxically so many opportunities for real and reciprocal social sharing. You decide!

Social media is a tool that allows today’s entrepreneur to grow, share, mentor others, educate, entertain, simplify the answers to tough questions, and make a difference. Let me end with something I wrote in my book,  The NICE Reboot: 

There’s a story of an Amish farmer who gives his new son-in-law a gift, a toolbox filled with various tools. As the young man lugs the extremely heavy and valuable gift away, his father-in-law calls out, “Don’t forget!” The young man responds, “I’ll always remember you gave me this wonderful gift.” The Amish farmer chidingly replies, “Remember which tool to use when.

To be continued….

Best,

Penina

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What’s In Your ‘Trep Toolbox? Part 2- Four Content Curation Tools

“Embrace what you don’t know, especially in the beginning, because what you don’t know can become your greatest asset. It ensures that you will be doing things absolutely differently from everybody else.”

— Sara Blakeley, Founder: Spanx

“The product that wins is the one that bridges customers to the future, not the one that requires a giant leap.” 

— Aaron Levie, Co-founder: Box

Today’s entrepreneur faces new challenges which are shaping the growing need to plan to learn and play a relevant role in the future of work. Skill trumps distance; which is why a startup founder needs to think global, needs to think like a marketer, needs to think about leveraging educational-technology, and needs to understand how social media is a catalyst for visible change and thought leadership.

Today’s entrepreneur needs to better balance humanity and technology; the raison d’être of my NICE Initiative mission and the focus of my book; The NICE Reboot. This means honing your personal digital branding and social media skills, your emotional IQ i.e. soft skills, your tech-savvy and an understanding about disruptive technology trends, and your content curation skills.

Content curation is n0t only a digital marketing tool wielded by smart entrepreneurs looking to leverage social media to help customers. It is also the currency of collaboration, used to cite the work of others. Work that matters, which serves a purpose. Work which drives the social media activist to connect with like minded people and create an ecosystem which is purposeful  in thought and deed. I talked about this when I spoke to women in business at this HBA webinar earlier this week, and again on Wall Street this week in Manhattan when I was a panelist at this event.

Every entrepreneur needs to easily and publicly define their company’s purpose, and learn to harness time in order to do so. Everyone has a productivity workflow to help them learn and get things done. It’s something discussed beautifully in the book Rework and in this great post about mind-mapping.

But what about your content curation workflow? What tools do you use?

Here are four of mine; used to help me learn, to promote thought leadership, and to collaborate with others by first networking and then establishing strategic partnerships and alliances: 

1. Blogs. Other people’s blogs. Writing for 3 of my own, here on WordPress, Tumblr, and The Huffington Post gives me the opportunity to learn, cite, and collaborate with others at an exponential rate. I have a blogger credo  which I wrote about here on WordPress and on LinkedIn.

Bloggers in particular, especially bloggers like the one I aspire to be, are innovators and both student and teacher in a universal classroom. Our blogger credo helps us actively collaborate and redefine culture for the better. It also helps us actively nurture collaboration, every time we cite someone else in our posts; especially if we are entrepreneurs.

2. Podcasts. Podcasts can be a great content strategy driver especially if the focus is a paint point or cultural trend on everyone’s radar.  They’re growing in popularity and can be done via Skype or Google Hangouts on Air. I did a podcast with Robyn Stratton-Berkessel, The Positivity Strategist a few months ago, which you can hear here.

3. Evernote. Evernote is the swiss-army knife App of efficiency, the mother ship of productivity, to the point that I have a premium account (paid) which I use several hours a day, every day. I use it in so many different ways: running my business, facilitating my visual thinking, appeasing my environmental conscience, writing and backing up my blogposts not to mention the chapters of my book and my handouts for my educational and entrepreneurial seminars, and of course to organize all my curated content. I organize them into designated notebooks, such as this one I’ve made public for others to access. I also organize all my saved stuff (notes, web-clippings, articles, photos, PDFs, Word Docs, slideshow files etc. via tags.

4. My Library Card. I adore the library, and adore what the library can do for us in the Digital Age. Information is truly the currency of the Digital Age, where people partake of constantly shifting streams and power hubs and entrepreneurial opportunities to broker this power along the pipeline. Reading is more than a hobby. Whether you are reading a paper book or a Kindle book, you are systematically sculpting your Theory of Mind and vision. Reading transforms you and keeps you healthier.  Here are 5 reasons to read my book, thanks to Diane Bertolin, and here are two great posts from Brain Pickings showcasing books, and Maya Angelou and Albert Camus as teachers, about the meaning of life.

Staying productive and harnessing time while learning and sharing are two of the most important reasons to assemble your own ‘trep toolbox.

Content curation is like building a house to store your strategy drafts, game plans, and autopsies of your entrepreneurial journey.

Whether you use some of the tools I mentioned, or come up with your own, like Liesha Petrovich‘s list and cool post about using Legos, it is clear that balancing our humanity and technology is good for our business, not just our sanity!

To be continued……

Best,

Penina

 

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