Tuesday, 9 February 2010

Philosophers' Notes

I'm currently doing a programme called Philosophers' Notes along with several hundred other people. The challenge is to read and possibly comment on a six-page digest of 50 of the best personal development books. The notes are prepared by Brian Johnson, and the chatty American-style won't be everyone's cup of tea but his summaries are brilliant and there are often memorable quotations to take down. Here is one from Alexander Graham Bell: 'a man, as a rule, owes very little what he is born with. A man is what he makes himself. '