I love Audible. They get it.
They're doing the $5 book sale thing again, so I'm basically copying my "Amazing. I just bought 32 audiobooks for $158" post from a few months ago here.
If you're a reader and audiobook person at all, then this might be the best sale you've ever seen. Audible just announced 200+ titles for $4.95 each. There's some good ones in there, too.
Last time, I got 32 of them. Most of those are on sale again, I just found 11 more I like and bought them for $55 -
I, Claudius $4.95
Charlie Wilson's War: The Extraordinary Story of the Largest Covert Operation in History $4.95
Mere Christianity $4.95
The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable $4.95
Master and Commander: Aubrey/Maturin Series, Book 1 $4.95
Blue Ocean Strategy: How to Create Uncontested Market Space and Make Competition Irrelevant $4.95
Seven Events That Made America America: And Proved That the Founding Fathers Were Right All Along $4.95
A Confederacy of Dunces $4.95
The Last Gunfight: The Real Story of the Shootout at the O.K. Corral - and How It Changed the American West $4.95
The Clockwork Universe: Isaac Newton, The Royal Society, and the Birth of the Modern World $4.95
The Free World $4.95
I've really been thinking a lot about future vs. present, ever since reading The Time Paradox. Do you live every day like it's your last, do you save everything for the future, or do you find a happy medium?
One of the conclusions that I've come to, which might be blatantly obvious to everyone but me, is that time management should be exactly like money management. It's the same problem: how do you use a finite resource throughout your whole life for maximum benefit?
Thinking of time like money rules out the extreme ends of the spectrum. We all know what it looks like when someone spends every dollar they get as soon as it's dropped into their hands, and none of us envy that person (although some imitate him). Saving everything and never spending any money isn't that great of an idea, either. What's the point of having money if it gets buried next to you?