From the Web
Action is Overrated  – Cal Newport discusses the importance of not just doing a lot of work, but doing a lot of work in an opportunity that will pay off. I previously wrote a similar idea about the myth of effort .
How to Get a Life  – Another great entry over at 30sleeps. My favorite part of his advice is that you need to appreciate solitude in order to improve your social life. One of the biggest steps in improving my own social life was learning to enjoy isolation.
From the Archives
Solve Tough Problems by Using Lenses  – An article I wrote last year about the benefits of changing your perspective to solve tough problems.
Still working through The Wealth of Nations, so no new books to be added this week.