As Jason said, there’s “a lot of good (and questionable) stuff in this list”. Here are my favourites:
Diet is 85% of where results come fromâ€¦ for muscle and fat loss. Many donâ€™t focus here enough.
If you eat whole foods that have been around for 1000s of years, you probably donâ€™t have to worry about counting calories.
The eat low-fat advice was the biggest health disaster in the last 30 years.
The smartest trainer I know does not have a website or best selling ebookâ€¦ as he is too busy training real clients. (Related.)
If you want to get better at runningâ€¦ you runâ€¦ at bikingâ€¦ you bikeâ€¦ at a sportâ€¦ you play that sport.
There is no one right way for anythingâ€¦ as 20 different ways can get you results.
Results are just the simple yet important things done on a consistent basis.
All diets fail over the long runâ€¦.but lifestyle changes last.
The best thing anyone can do for their health/results is to just try new thingsâ€¦ see how their body adapts and respondsâ€¦ and learn how to take total control no matter life may throw at them in the future.
Now that Joel Spolsky has ‘retired’ from blogging at Joel on Software (in the format the site has been known for, at least), Jan Willem Boer is reading the entire back-catalogue of entries and condensing the knowledge within each essay into a single sentence (or two).
The result is a stunning list of tips on running a small business, programming best practices, productivity tips, technical hiring practices and entrepreneurship.
Grammar matters, but not as much as anal grammar Nazis think it does.
Front-load your point.
Try to write well every single time you write.
Read people who write well.
When in doubt, simplify.
This, fromÂ Try to write well every single time you write:
I have friends who I know can write well who send me the most awful e-mail and IMs because they figure it doesn’t matter how many rules of grammar and spelling they stomp on because it’s just e-mail and IM. But if you actually want to be a better writer, you have to be a better writer every time you write. It won’t kill you to write a complete sentence in IM or e-mail, you know. The more you do it, the better you’ll get at it until it will actually be more difficult to write poorly in e-mail and IM than not.