Making your mind your playground

sexta-feira, 31 de dezembro de 2010

2010 Chess rating


I got my international rating in 2010.

Right now, I don't know what is the exact number, but it will be around 2000.

The bad news is that I am about 33300 in the world.

Good news is that according to the The Chess in the Olympics Campaign (USA), "605 million people worldwide know how to play chess" and "285 million people play ... via the internet" and "7.5 million are registered players."

Hope some improvement in 2011.

domingo, 8 de agosto de 2010

Drawing with the wrong side of the brain


Drawing on the wrong side of the brain is my interpretation of Betty Edwards's "Drawing on the right side of the brain" (http://www.drawright.com/)

I've tried some of the Edwards exercises without really paying attention to them.

The results (including my interpretation of Picasso's Stravinsky)...









quarta-feira, 23 de junho de 2010

domingo, 4 de abril de 2010

Unified field Theory

























Priority
Subject Resource (Change)

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Work

SAP
SAP Courses (Ben Franklin exercises, Practice)

English
SITE: http://www.englisch-hilfen.de/en/ (Seinchain)
SITE: http://rachelsenglish.com (Ben Franklin exercises, Practice)
BOOK: Murphy, English Grammar in use (Seinchain)
TECH: Ben Franklin Exercise
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Connections
Inner circle:
Good Friends:
Keep in touch:
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Health

Meditation
BOOK: Philip Sudo, Zen,24 x 7 (Seinchain)

Sleep
BOOK: Medina, Brain Rules

Food
BOOK: Medina, Brain Rules

Drink
BOOK: Medina, Brain Rules

Exercise
BOOK: Medina, Brain Rules (Seinchain)
TECH: Threadmill periodic (Seinchain)
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Chess
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Productivity
GTD
BOOK: David Allen, Getting things done (Weekly review)

Kaizen
SITE: http://litemind.com/one-small-step-can-change-your-life/ (Use small steps in everything)

Seinchain
SITE: http://lifehacker.com/software/motivation/jerry-seinfelds-productivity-secret-281626.php

Practice
BOOK: Geoff Colvin, Talent is overrated (Practice - determine for everything)
TECH: Ben Franklin Exercise

Pomodoro
SITE: http://www.pomodorotechnique.com/ (use in work)

Change
BOOK: Heatch, Switch (Plan in terms of Ryder,Elephant,Path)
BOOK: Maurer, One small step can change your life (Use small steps)

Simphony
BOOK: Dan Pink, A whole new mind (Design as secondary interest)
BOOK: Emotional design (Design as secondary interest)
BOOK: Michalko, Thinkertoys (to be read)
TECH: Mindmap (use in planning)
TECH: 100 lists (use in planning)
TOOL: Moleskine (use for creativity)

Focus
TECH: Lists

Mind
BOOK: Hale-Evans, Performance mind hacks (implement)

Learning
BOOK: Tony Buzan, The mind map book
TECH: Cornell notetaking system (use in meetings)

Memory
AUDI: Montgomery, Develop a perfect memory


Visual thinking
BOOK: Buzan, The mind map book
BOOK: Sonnenman, Beyond words (draw more and more often)
BOOK: Roam, Back of the napkin (map technique for implementation)

Simplicity (declutering)
BOOK: Jensen, Simplicity handbook (map technique for implementation, re-read book)

Communication
BOOK: Aktins, Beyond bullet points (use in presentations)
BOOK: Reynolds, Presentationzen (use in presentations)
BOOK: Weissman, Presenting to win (use in presentations)
BOOK: Sher, One continuous mistake (write periodically)
BOOK: Zerubavel, Clockwork muse (write periodically)


Environment
BOOK: Trapani, Lifehacker (implement hacks)

Assorted & Inspirational
BOOK: Seelig, What I wish to know (do a mindmap)
BOOK: Edwards, Drawing with the right side of the brain (to be read)
BOOK: Goslling, Snoop (try it)
BOOK: Mc Donald, Emotional Design
BOOK: Philip Sudo, Zen 24 x 7
BOOK: Williams, Design for non-designers


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Concepts
Simplicity
Impermanence
The OX Zen story

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segunda-feira, 15 de fevereiro de 2010

Learning from the practice (Seinfeld chain)

In about one year of using the Seinfeld chain I learned that:

1. I need to have some flexibility: It is OK to finish a task the following day.
2. Daily reviews are a must.
3. I have less time than I think I have.
4. Minor timeboxes are better that larger ones.
5. It is better to keep commitments to a minimum (wait list).
6. It is better to set some time aside for other activities.
7. Have one or two days to spare in each activity is a good thing
8. I have to plan some chain-vacations in advance
9. Getting things done does not guarantee the quality of the things done nor that the right things are being done
10.It works.

sábado, 23 de janeiro de 2010

Tools for the Seinfeld chain




A spreadsheet is what is really needed. Conditional formating, total for the records and other customizations are optional. I use mine in Google docs.