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Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Try it, you may like it. You may even learn something


No, this is not a blog post about %#^$% your parents told you. 

I’ve always appreciated the quote, “You have to learn from the mistakes of others. You won't live long enough to make them all yourself.”  In a similar vein, I feel you have to explore information and get different perspectives from other people as there is far too much information to acquire and interpret yourself in one lifetime. 
 
I listen to the evening news, read the daily newspaper and read various publications.  But if we only read what we actively seek or are drawn to, then how are we going to be surprised or intrigued by new facts, unique events, or stories of exceptional people.  We can surround ourselves with people that have different interests, different careers or different backgrounds and listen to their thoughts.  We can travel and expose ourselves to different cultures.  You see where I am going; “different” is good.  We can learn from “different”.

So how does this relate to acquiring and exploring information?  Blogs!  There is a wealth of information on the internet and blogs are unique way of getting information ( not always true or accurate information) as well as getting other peoples’ perspectives (biased and non-biased) on that information.  Perhaps it’s just someone’s thoughts or dreams.  I am intrigued by blogs that highlight topics that I follow as well as those that I would not typically research on my own.  I am intrigued by how others think.  Whether we agree or disagree with the blogger’s views or interpretations, it’s different.  We can learn from different.  However; reader beware, not everything you read is true and there is a lot of #%#$^% out there.  But that’s what makes it interesting.

Today I want to share with you a blog that I have been following recently.  It’s written by Seth Godin, best-selling author and accomplished speaker.  Try it, you may like it.  You may even learn something.

Explore and enjoy.  http://sethgodin.typepad.com/

Jordan Beallor, CPA, CA
Managing Director
Thorek/Scott and Partners

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