Prologue: Books are magic Ever since the first scholars and scribes put stylus to scroll and codex, humanity has had a love affair with books. And why not? “Books are the quietest and most constant of friends,” wrote educator Charles William Eliot. “They are the most accessible and wisest of counsellors, and the most patient of teachers.” More than that: books are magic. They’re bigger on the inside than they
There’s never a bad time to consider how you can raise your productivity level and improve your life, but the end of the year presents a natural opportunity to reflect on your progress over the previous year. It’s a chance to adjust your sails and refocus, to lead you to even greater success in the year to come. Evernote’s goal is to help you to become your most productive self.
In the blistering heat and never-ending sand dunes of the Sahara Desert, the bravest, fittest souls in the world look across the vast, terrifying expanse and see only challenge and opportunity. For them, the six-day, 156-mile (251 km) annual race across the unforgiving Moroccan desert known as the Marathon des Sables (MdS) is the ultimate test of stamina and endurance, and thousands sign up every year—but only a few complete
This is the second post in our series, “Taking Note,” outlining the storied history and styles of note-taking. Throughout the coming weeks, we’ll explore how the practice of taking notes can improve your creativity and all the work you set out to accomplish. Reading and writing are intrinsically linked on the lifelong quest to discover new possibilities, validate ideas, soak up knowledge from others, and inspire new opportunities for our