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Sources of Insight is Available on the Kindle

Sources of Insight is Available on the Kindle

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I’ve made Sources of Insight available on the Kindle.  You can find the sign up on Amazon at:

* Note that UK customers can purchase blog subscriptions only from the UK Kindle Store.

If you haven’t taken Sources of Insight for a test-drive, it’s my blog for sharing insight and action for work and life.  It’s all about how to make you great, and growing your own personal garden of greatness. 

Here are a few of the things you will find …

Cross-Cutting Skills for Life
As far as key topics, I cover the following hot spots:

  • Mind
  • Body
  • Emotions
  • Career
  • Financial
  • Relationships
  • Fun

Deep Dives on Skills to Solve Real Problems and Improve Your Abilities
I do dive deeps on key topics in a pragmatic way.  I basically used what I’ve learned from building prescriptive guidance on the Microsoft patterns & practices team to create a knowledge-based of cross-cutting skills for life.  For example, here’s an article on How To Think Like Bill Gates, where I share the non-obvious ways to improve your intellectual horsepower.

Book Nuggets
I use books as my short-cut to the latest and greatest thinking and ideas (aside from people and mentors.)  I also use books to learn fundamental skills and techniques I can apply on the job.  One of my favorite blog posts to write is what I call a “book nugget” where I write about a specific insight or technique from a book, and show how I apply it on the job, or how you might immediately test it in your life.  Here are a few of my favorite book nuggets I think you’ll find useful:

Best-Selling Authors
Periodically, I feature best-selling authors.  They write articles for Sources of Insight about their top lessons or their “ah-ha” surprises in life.  Here are a few of my favorite examples:

Great Books
I created an extensive book recommendations collection.    For many months (well, years now I guess), I’ve spent ~ $300 on books.  As you can imagine, I go through a lot of books.  Here are a few of my key book recommendation lists:

Great People
One of my favorite sources of insight is people.  I share and distill lessons learned from a variety of key people.  Here are some of my favorites I think you’ll enjoy:

Great Quotes
Quotes are one of the simplest ways to share wisdom of the ages and modern sages.  The right words really can light up insight or inspire action in new ways.  Here are some of my favorite quote lists:

If you find it useful, please share the link with others and write a review on Amazon so others can benefit from your experience.

  • "This title is not available for customers from your location in: Europe" due to "copyright restrictions"...

  • @ Chris -- I'll take a look.  What location in Europe is it? (In case that helps me troubleshoot)

  • I'm in the UK and Amazon is also telling me its is not available

  • @ Nathan -- I've contacted Amazon to ask them what's up.

  • To follow up on this, here's what I got so far ...

    From Amazon ...

    "At present, subscribers from the US and UK are allowed to subscribe from their respective Kindle Stores. Please note UK customers can purchase blog subscriptions only from the UK Kindle Store. Hence, the blog will be not available for sale when a customer with Amazon.co.uk account checks your blog in the US Kindle Store. I also confirm that your blog is available for sale in both US and UK stores."

    The support engineer confirmed the blog is available both in US and UK stores.

    From a friend ...

    "Apparently, due to a combination of Amazon engineering/policy decisions and international IP laws, many international Kindle users are unable to access blogs that are otherwise free in the US. This blog explains it more"

    askville.amazon.com/ship-kindle-adress-USA-work-internationally/AnswerViewer.do?requestId=64528344 

    With that in mind, I think the key here is that if you're from the US, and if you're from the UK, sign up from the UK sign-up page:

    * US Sign-Up: http://www.amazon.com/Sources-of-Insight/dp/B004D9G8C8
    * UK Sign-Up: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sources-of-Insight/dp/B004D9G8C8
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