Tag: Scholar Skills

Scholar Skill – Playing Games with Your Money

I hate money.  I hate that I need Money.  I hate that I have to work for it… I hate managing it. On the other hand, I love games.  Not just any games though… the real “grindy”  treadmill games, that take days and months to progress through.  If only my budget was a game like

Scholar Skill – 9 Questions to Find Purpose

The Archetype of the Scholar is one that is ever searching for truth and knowledge.  One of our greatest quest for knowledge is to define and understand our purpose in life.  Knowing our purpose at a given moment enables us to set goals that resonate with us and guide us in taking actions that will

Book Review – The Hero with a Thousand Faces

Warning… Do not read “The Hero with A Thousand Faces” unless you want to completely loose your ability to have thew wool pulled over your eyes by surface level story telling and week literary troupes. Joseph Campbell spent a life time learning and teaching the story of stories.  His understanding of the human mono-myth (or

Food for Thought – Take the Smallest Step

I can get overwhelmed by my own perception of the size of a problem I am facing, or the challenges presented by the goals I am shooting for.  Staring down along, hard road can cause me to freeze up.  I start to second guess my chosen path, my plan of action, and even my motivation.

Scholar Skill – Emergency Preparedness

This is the second in a series of posts about Emergency Preparedness; these posts cover the Physical, Mental, and Emotional aspects of being ready to deal with an emergency or crisis.  Physical preparation for emergencies is important and often gets the lions share of attention when it comes to being ready for a crisis.  To be ready to thrive

Scholar Skill: Introduction to Critical Thinking

Above all else, to develop scholar skills we have to be capable of critical thinking.  This article is an introduction to the core concepts of critical thinking and will give you the initial tools you need to start expanding ability to think critically.

Scholar Skill: Read Like a Graduate Student

One of the first classes I took when I started my Masters Program at the National Intelligence University really changed my approach to research, analysis, and report writing.  The professor gave us a piece of advice that has helped me get through piles of books and power read through academic research.  It's a simple set

Scholar Skill: Get Some Knowledge

My dad was always known as the smartest man in camp.  As a lifelong scouter and scoutmaster he would spend a couple weeks out of every year camping with the boys.  One of the things he was known for was playing ask me anything.  He seemed to be an endless fount of knowledge.  He could

Food for Thought: Information Availability

This morning I had a realization about a contrast between myself and my kids.  When I was growing up we were on the cusp of the information revolution.  In elementary school we still made frequent trips to the library to get books to do research, but as we moved into high school we stopped going