I like to be productive, and I need fuel to keep doing it: books, articles and blogs; events and conferences; speeches and presentations; and movies, plays, music and TV shows; this is the stuff I think of as the "hot fuel" -- the content -- that makes me go.
Books to me are special. They can take you from a standing still state and transport you into a whole new world without ever having to physically leave your spot. I can clearly remember the near holiness with which my father first taught me how to open a new book to care for its binding. He wasn't a formally educated man but he showed me how anyone lucky enough to get hold of one of these magical devices could readily transform themselves from ignorant to informed on any subject. I get my insatiable curiosity about the world and a love of books from my Dad and for that alone I will be forever in his debt.
I love books so much that even though I've got a quickly growing Kindle books bill, there are still a certain few books that I insist on owning in their paper-between-boards form. I love the technology of physical books in so many ways, just as I love the technology of ebooks in others.
So in this section you'll find posts about and recommendations for books and lots of other stuff I think of as hot fuel, with links to those that are free, and links to those that can be purchased, too.
Dig in, dig it, and drop some fuel of your own onto the fire, too.
"The Six Pillars of Self-Esteem" by Nathaniel Branden, Ph.D.
"Story" by Robert McKee
"Love Is The Killer App" by Tim Sanders