Reader James writes in and shows how he keeps his place while reading on a treadmill. Most treadmills have a spot to hold your book, the problem is there is no way to keep the book from slamming shut without holding it. James explains that you can cut a bicycle inner tube (costs less than $5.00) in half and tie it around the treadmill. It appears that you would need to move the inner tube every minute or two when you get to the spot on the page that the tire is covering up. Regardless, this seems like a really handy way to keep your place. Do you have any suggestions on how to improve this idea? Please let us know in the comments. Thanks, James!
Last Updated on August 15, 2018
Book summary: A Technique for Producing Ideas
Kirby Ferguson has written a summary for the book A Technique for Producing Ideas. Generating good idea is a fine art, if you have mastered it you will be successful in many fields. The author of the book, James Young, describes five steps on a technique of combining old elements together:
- Gather new material, both specific and general.
- The Mental Digestive Process
- Drop it
- Poof, the idea appears
- Work it
Kirby also brought out his own thoughts – drop down every ideas you have in mind – You mind is not always as good as paper and sometimes it only stays for a short period of time. After you’ve dropped your ideas into your notepad, you will also have extra chances of linking and modifying your ideas together.
Book summary: A Technique for Producing Ideas – [Goodie Bag]