Category: Learning

Podcasts are an awesome way to learn and be entertained. They could keep you company on a long drive, or when you’re stuck in traffic. They could also keep you entertained and laughing by yourself (though I wouldn’t recommend that when you’re in a public place.)

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In 2012, I discovered Goodreads.com, which is like the social network for readers. I just joined and I almost forgot about its existence after that. But in 2014, I began to be more intentional in keeping track of the books I read. So I decided to list the books I read on Goodreads.com. And in 2014, I joined my first ever Reading Challenge.

I read 40 books in 2014, 60 books in 2015, and 52 books in 2016.

Truth is, it wasn’t really difficult for me to read that much, because I have a lot of titles on my Kindle. Whenever I got some down time–if I need to wait in line, or wait for someone who was running late for an appointment, or even when I am commuting in a bus, train, or taxi–I would take my phone out and read on my Kindle. But I would also bring some printed books with me from time to time.

This post isn’t about how to read a lot of books in a year. I will write a separate blog post for that. But for 2017, I am deciding to slow down in reading books and be more intentional, read more slowly, and deliberately implement the lessons I learn from these books. I’ve been reading a lot of nonfiction books in the past 3 years or so and I want to make the most out of these books.

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I’m trying a new way of taking notes–I want to gather the highlights, comments, insights, and questions that occur to me while reading a particular work… and put them here in the blog. For PinoyYuppie.com, I will post notes on books related to business, career, and anything about a young professional’s life. If you want to check out my notes on any other book I read, you may need to check out my personal blog, MightyRasing.com.

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They say that experience is the best teacher. Most of the time, they assume that it should be your OWN experience. But that’s not true. A lifetime isn’t enough to experience every lesson there is to learn.

To make the most of one lifetime, you better talk to people, ask about their experiences and the lessons they learned. While face-to-face conversion is great, there is another way, which can sometimes be more efficient and just as effective: Reading books.

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Don’t worry if you feel like you’re a total newbie in listening to podcasts. There’s always a first time. But once you get the hang of it, you can easily do it over and over.

Follow along our screencast below and just do it step by step. You’ll learn how to listen to a podcast via Stitcher Radio in no time!

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I can’t help it. I’m a voracious reader. I read anything under the sun–from Admirals of the World War II to personal finance books. I’m also a big Sci-Fi and Fantasy reader. I’ve read the poetry of Lourd de Veyra and even the historical stuff of Ambeth Ocampo.

I can go on and on… but you get the drift.

Are you a reader, too?

There’s this great app that allows us to track our own library and the books we read: Goodreads. It has a website and Smartphone app.

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Metro Manila is just one big transportation mess! Lines are long pretty much everywhere during the rush hour. Every morning from about 6 to 9:30 in the morning, the queue up to the MRT and LRT stations is a kilometer long! Taking the bus is not a viable option either. Unless you want your commute time to increase by 300%! That’s probably not the kind…

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I’m a big fan of podcasts. They help me beat boredom, especially if I’m commuting. They help me learn so many new things. In fact, I’m such a big fan of podcasts that I’ve written my 5 reasons why you should listen to podcasts, too. If you want to listen to podcasts, too, you can start by subscribing to the following:

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Podcast what?! That’s the usual question when people hear the term podcast. For some, it kinda evokes some techie stuff that can induce nosebleed. But don’t worry. The short answer is that a podcast is an audio program broadcasted not on the radio, but on the Web. FM Stations broadcast different programs. In the morning, 93.1 RX has The Morning Rush, Jam 88.3 has the…

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