Educate to innovate…

“Self-education, I believe, is the only form of education there is” – Isaac Asimov

If you feel like scratching that itch a little more, here is an ever-growing list of links, videos and books that might help.  Got some suggestions to add to the list? Let me know… thecurvefinder@gmail.com

  1. Pretty much the only newsletter I read every day – there is gold here. Seth’s Blog.
  2. If you want more than an e-mail from Seth and feel like leveling up like never before, then consider altMBA
  3. Tim Ferris deconstructs skills, productivity and world-class performers in the Four Hour Work Week.
  4. Inspiration from purposeful, creative people… courtesy of The Do Lectures.  They even have a book company now you know.
  5. Advice for artists, creatives and professionals alike from all-star illustrator James Victore.
  6. A great article on disrupting yourself by Whitney Johnston at HBR.
  7. Throw your life an s-curve with this article, also from HBR.
  8. Rebecca Jackson talks of ‘shedding your skin’ to move onto your next challenge in life.
  9. Alain De Botton is a modern day philosopher who’s work can help us all navigate the challenges of life in the 21st century; for further reading check out The Book of Life which is a great entry point to what he does.
  10. This medium post from Srivinas Rao provides 38 life lessons that might just stimulate a change you’re looking to make.
  11. Creative activist Chase Jarvis assembled 30 world class creators, teachers and entrepreneurs like Richard Branson and Arianna Huffington, packaged it as ’30 days of genius’ and gives it away for free.  What a generous man.
  12. Here is some guidance and my ‘goal setting canvas’ that can help you define your own goals.
  13. Ryan Holiday wrote a great book called Ego Is the Enemy that I recommend highly if you’re working on self-management.  You can hear a chapter for free over on the Tim Ferriss blog.
  14. Benjamin P. Hardy gives you 50 ways Happier, Healthier, Successful people live on their own terms.
  15. Kristyna Z has compiled a brilliant list of links to education resources, many of them free.  She calls them “the best apps and websites to learn something new every day”.
  16. Leo Babauta is the creator of Zen Habits.  Here you’ll find a load of great resources including videos and e-books about finding simplicity and mindfulness in the daily chaos of our lives. Leo’s tools and guidance help with clearing the clutter and developing better habits so we can focus on what’s important.
  17. The Khan Academy is a learning resource for all ages that came from humble beginnings, What started as one man tutoring his cousin has grown into an 80-person organization. Their audacious mission: to provide a free world-class education for anyone, anywhere. In their words “We are developers, teachers, designers, strategists, scientists, and content specialists who passionately believe in inspiring the world to learn. A few great people can make a big difference.”

Got any suggestions for our reading list?  All feedback welcome.