Back Page Notes – The Road To Character by David Brooks
Every month I try and read 2-3 books with a focus on leadership, professional development, and philosophy. The problem is five or six months down the line I’d often forget what book I read and also forget the main points from the book. Writing notes in the margin worked for a while but it was quite a pain to go through all my books and look for notes. Writing notes on the back page of the book worked great but if I gave the book away I lost the notes. I finally started writing all my notes in a moleskin journal, snapping a picture or typing them on a 1-page PDF to share on DODReads.
This process morphed into the creation of professional Executive Summaries which I’m happy to share below. If you would like to join me and share your own executive summary please follow the guidance here.
“We can be knowledgeable with other men’s knowledge, but we cannot be wise with others men’s wisdom”-Montaigne
The Road To Character by David Brooks
Resume Virtues VS Eulogy Virtues
?Which ones do you want to live for?
?How do we put proper focus on both?
“Thankfulness is soil that pride does not easily grow” -Arch Bishop of Canterbury
“We can be knowledgeable with other men’s knowledge, but we cannot be wise with others men’s wisdom” -Montaigne
“Sin is the punishment of sin”
“out of crooked timber of humanity no straight thing was ever made” – Immanuel Kant
Humble people realize we are all deeply divided both splendidly endowed and deeply flawed.
The weak man achieves victories over others. The strong Man winds over himself
The stumble is made whole by his struggle
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