Unearth Your Inner Bookworm
Greetings, Ninja!

When's the last time you read something without a subject line or a timestamp?

As a kid, reading was non-negotiable. We had summer reading lists and book reports to keep us in check. The message was "Reading makes you smarter," and no one questioned it.

As an adult, reading is often the first thing to go when schedules get tight and time is at a premium. The thing is, reading can STILL make us smarter. In fact, it's one of the cheapest and easiest ways to expand our knowledge and vocabulary.

And, if you're creative, you really do have time to read more (and actually retain what you've read) no matter how tight your schedule. The trick is to have the right tools, strategies, and reading material.

So read on!

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Note-Taking Method
This Simple Note-Taking Method Will Help You Read More
The key to reading lots of books? Step one: stop thinking of reading as a pastime; it's a priority. Step two: make it a habit. Step three: be tenacious in acquiring knowledge through books. Step four: adopt this simple note-taking method.

Get Smarter Faster By Reading on the Go
Making time for reading is an investment in yourself. Thanks to audiobooks and podcasts—plus the nifty feature to listen at 2x speed—you can listen while you're exercising, cleaning the dishes, and driving to/from work.

A Highly Curated Book List from the #1 Business Podcast Creator
Tim Ferriss, author of The 4-Hour Workweek, and guests on his podcast have recommended a variety of life-changing books. Here are all 249 of them—one of our personal favorites is The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference.


Stay Curious
The Day You Stop Being Curious Is the Day Your Career Suffers [CAREER DEVELOPMENT]
When is the last time you dismissed a new technology, refused to challenge the status quo, or chose not to entertain new initiatives? These ways of thinking can kill your thoughtfulness and your career. Instead, continuously work at being curious, trying new things, and working hard to understand them. Stay curious, Ninjas!

Get up to Speed on the Six Types of Software [TECHNOLOGY]
Is your basic software not getting the job done? Luckily, there's probably already software designed to solve your exact problem. From time tracking to knowledge-base building, use this comprehensive guide to find it.

Hollywood Assistants Are Breaking Their Silence and Setting the Example for Everyone [EMPOWERMENT]
Hollywood assistants are being urged to push back on industry norms and break the silence on sexual harassment. Unfortunately, these incidents are found across all industries—take these stories from fellow admins to empower yourself and others.

The New Office Floor Plan Redefining Startups and Fortune 500s [WORKSPACE]
Sometimes you need a place to brainstorm a project with your co-workers. Other times, you need your own space to think. In the wake of the backlash to the open space movement, a new office design is emerging—a palette of places.

13 Exercises to Prepare You for Work's Toughest Situations [CONFLICT-RESOLUTION]
Practice makes perfect. Here are the tools you need to deploy, speed problem-solving and dynamic empathy—quickly gaining an understanding of how a colleague feels and figuring out how to act in a swiftly changing environment.


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