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  1. Hey guys. I was interviewed on a popular podcast. We discuss strategies for getting more reading into a busy schedule, landing the mentor you want, and starting a business. I also mention Alex Epstein, Ryan Holiday, Ayn Rand and Leonard Peikoff. https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/76-kirk-barbera-paradoxical/id1022041617?i=356136047&mt=2 Feedback is much appreciated!
  2. This is awesome! Thanks for putting these up. I'm going to use them myself now!
  3. That's interesting. So you think that reading has caused you not to take action when you should have?
  4. One chief value of college is the opportunity to take action and find what you want to do. I think if you have an interest you should attend. Perhaps you'll find it boring or just silly, or perhaps you'll find young adults trying to understand ideas. Only one way to find out. My rule is if you have an interest, an inclination and the time to join something then go for it. Too much time is wasted in ethereal thoughts disconnected from what it would really be like to walk over to the local meeting and start talking to people.
  5. There’s a cliche you’ve probably heard: Leaders are readers. As with all cliches, there is a nugget of truth and a mountain of misconception. By leaders I do not mean men and women who are in charge, but men and women who change things, who stand out in front, and people follow. By readers I do not mean men who escape the necessities of action and living to walk around in a fantasy, but I mean men who take the knowledge contained in great books and utilize it in their daily actions, which is known more broadly as wisdom—the application of knowledge. Great statesman like Alexander the Great w
  6. kb123

    Worst day ever?

    Ha! Nice that was awesome.
  7. Sorry for taking so long to respond. Been working on some projects and a move. I'll post something as a blog and if you think it needs to be taken down that's fine. I'm looking to see if these business tales I've written are of use to anyone here. Kirk
  8. Ah man. I'd better calm down before I post something
  9. Ok I have a question. Can anyone just post to the blog? Are there rules there? I saw some rules for posting Articles, but not on the blog. I might have missed it. I wanted to post a few of the business tales that I've written up. For instance, "How a Windy Day Defeated Steve Jobs." They're meant for business professionals. And any feedback is definitely desired!
  10. Good building blocks. Did you connect the folks interested in objectivism/Ayn's works and the libertarian community. I know a few folks in Colorado libertarian/freedom movements which is why I ask. A... Yeah I did! I helped Amanda Muell (used to be Teresi) start her Liberty on The Rocks movement. I also helped Brad Beck in founding the Liberty Toastmasters group. I did some talks at libertarian events, and I helped out with some of the local Tea Partiers at the time. This was 08-12.
  11. Thanks Selene. I think one of the reasons it worked was that I was consistent in advertising and always providing a fun and engaging atmosphere. Also, since I built relationships with the school administration, it was very easy for me to gain funding from the University to bring on Objectivist speakers. Doing that was extremely helpful in building the club. Especially since we would all get together and promote the club, further bolstering a sense of community. Another thing was I utilized the local Objectivist clubs as much as possible. I brought them into our club to talk or just participat
  12. Thanks It was an understandable issue. I didn't clearly state who I was! One day hopefully I won't need to And I don't even have my real name up either. Not that that would change anything! It has been a while since I've done any online community chatting. My name's Kirk Barbera by the way.