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Book cover for The Name of God Is Mercy: A Conversation with Andrea Tornielli
What really mattered to him was reaching stranded people and saving them, like the Good Shepherd who leaves the flock to save one lost sheep. Then, as today, this kind of logic and conduct can be shocking, it provokes angry mutterings from ...more
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Cal Newport
“Two Core Abilities for Thriving in the New Economy 1. The ability to quickly master hard things. 2. The ability to produce at an elite level, in terms of both quality and speed.”
Cal Newport, Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World

Cal Newport
“In this new economy, three groups will have a particular advantage: those who can work well and creatively with intelligent machines, those who are the best at what they do, and those with access to capital.”
Cal Newport, Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World

Mary Ann Shaffer
“That’s what I love about reading: one tiny thing will interest you in a book, and that tiny thing will lead you onto another book, and another bit there will lead you onto a third book. It’s geometrically progressive—all with no end in sight, and for no other reason than sheer enjoyment.”
Mary Ann Shaffer, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

Pope Francis
“The Church does not exist to condemn people but to bring about an encounter with the visceral love of God’s mercy.”
Pope Francis, The Name of God Is Mercy: A Conversation with Andrea Tornielli

Cal Newport
“Deep Work: Professional activities performed in a state of distraction-free concentration that push your cognitive capabilities to their limit. These efforts create new value, improve your skill, and are hard to replicate.”
Cal Newport, Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World

810006 We Are Libertarians Book Club — 103 members — last activity Nov 12, 2020 10:41AM
This is the official book club for the We Are Libertarians podcast. Get informed the same way the hosts and researchers do by educating yourself and c ...more
137714 Political Philosophy and Ethics — 3190 members — last activity 3 hours, 19 min ago
Study and discussion of important questions of political philosophy and ethics, beginning (but not ending) with the questions asked by Socrates. Rule ...more
54863 Small Government Book Fan Club — 666 members — last activity Nov 10, 2020 08:30AM
This is a group to bring together libertarians/conservatives/Objectivists who enjoy reading fiction authors expressing that worldview in their work. W ...more
212379 Reformed & Libertarian — 15 members — last activity Nov 02, 2017 01:38PM
Sharpening the mind, softening the heart, opposing the state.
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