Behind-the-scenes advice for busy solo professionals courtesy of Michael Katz, Blue Penguin Development

read for about 30 minutes

while eating breakfast. I do this most weekdays (reading I mean, breakfast is every day).

I think of it as my “meditation.” Something I do every morning that I enjoy, and that gets my brain working in another direction.

These are social-psych kinds of books usually, with a little business thrown in. Things like The Tipping Point, The Getting Naked book I mentioned in class, Freakonomics.

I was thinking today how much of my work perspective comes out of what I learn when reading these things. I think it’s valuable because it’s a little bit every day and, because what I’m reading isn’t particularly about the focus of my work.