Shane Parish's site Farnam Street Blog has the mission to help  "master the best of what other people have already figured out." The site is a great resource for coaches, and covers areas such as learning, processing information, useful books, the 'soft skills' such as relationships, rapport, and communication. 

This post by Shane nicely links up the aim of, and is about learning. 

"Most people go though life not really getting any smarter. Why? They simply won’t do the work required." 

The summary is to read, and read a lot. But that's not enough - you have to actively read, much like 'deliberate practice' as a coaching concept - passively reading doesn't work. The test is being able to explain the concepts to others. Take notes, and process them, use what you learn.

Read the full post - it's a good one.

A good place to start with the Farnam Street Blog is the best of 2013 post

If like me you end up collecting a lot to read - download Instapaper to pull material offline to read later in a better format.

AuthorJoel Filliol