MARIE KONDO ~ SPARK JOY ~ CATHY HIRANO [TRANSLATION] ~ 2016

~ TITAOCY;CITAOCN ~ Tidying Is The Act Of Confronting Yourself; Cleaning Is The Act Of Confronting Nature

~ TDWO-CDWD ~ Tidying Deals With Objects; Cleaning Deals With Dirt

~ IYDKWBYJ-SWT-CTYH-TBWTIWDODBYJIT-C ~ If You Don’t Know What Brings You Joy – Start With Things – Close To Your Heart – The Best Way To Identify What Does Or Doesn’t Bring You Joy Is To – Compare

~ ‘IMCIH’-I-T ~ “It Might Come In Handy” – Is – Taboo

~ IIRD-‘SJ’-GAADI! ~ If It Really Doesn’t – Spark Joy – Go Ahead And Discard It!

~ TU-IFMTDWTKAWTD-R-IAPOFL-OTAYT-RAF-TYRWYP-A-TCTLTBYTMJ ~ Tidying Up – Is Far More Than Deciding What To Keep And What To Discard – Rather – It’s A Priceless Opportunity For Learning – One That Allows You To – Reassess And Fine-Tune Your Relationship With Your Possessions – And – To Create The Lifestyle That Brings You The Most Joy

~ F-ET-TDB-J-LAWTDFY ~ For – Essential Things – That Don’t Bring – Joy – Look At What They Do For You

~ WYFLQ-AAFNBATSTWP ~ When You Feel Like Quitting – Anxiety Arises From Not Being Able To See The Whole Picture

~ TAODTOIOWNBJTYL-DINTP;WMIKTTTBY-J ~ The Act Of Discarding Things On Its Own Will Never Bring Joy To Your Life – Discarding Is Not The Point; What Matters Is Keeping Those Things That Bring You – Joy

~ OGITSBTCALEFWTTWL-TIAWIISITBTWPBIWYCTBTIL ~ Our Goal In Tidying Should Be To Create A Living Environment Filled With The Things We Love – That Is Also Why It Is So Important To Begin The Whole Process By Identifying What You Consider To Be The Ideal Lifestyle

~ TAOTC:KIOCI-A-IFGTKI-MSTTCOI ~ There Are Only Two Choices: Keep It Or Chuck It – And – If You’re Going To Keep It – Make Sure To Take Care Of It

~ AJ-FHILYOPAM ~ A Joy-Filled Home Is Like Your Own Personal Art Museum

~ ACTYL ~ Add Color To Your Life

~ MYOPPS ~ Make Your Own Personal Power Spot

~ CP-TM-W-ADEBTTYL-YKTYHAYNTFC ~ Click Point – The Moment – When – After Discarding Everything But The Things You Love – You Know That You Have All You Need To Feel Content

~ TFPOS:FI/SIU/SIOS/DYSISC ~ The Four Principles Of Storage: Fold It / Stand It Upright / Store In One Spot / Divide Your Storage Space Into Square Compartments

~ SLTF ~ Store Large Things First

~ TBRFP:DE ~ The Basic Rule For Papers: Discard Everything

~ AYNIAKIWYCEC ~ All You Need Is A Kitchen In Which You Can Enjoy Cooking

~ EOCITCFKS ~ Ease Of Cleaning Is The Criterion For Kitchen Storage

~ TYKFIASWTF ~ Tidying Your Kitchen First Is A Sure Way To Fail

~ WMITATSWEIS ~ What Matters Is The Ability To See Where Everything Is Stored

~ TYBIAJP ~ Transform Your Bathroom Into A Joyful Place

~ TM-TI-YHIYE-TMYHBFW-N-JBETEFYH-YCCAES-TEAI ~ The More – Textual Information – You Have In Your Environment – The More Your Home Becomes Filed With – Noise – Just By Eliminating These Elements From Your Home – You Can Create An Elegant Space – The Effects Are Immense

~ IYDTK-M-ASTIAWTTCBEAAT-SAPTIAS ~ If You Decide To Keep – Mementos – Always Save Them In A Way That They Can Be Enjoyed At Any Time – Such As Putting Them In A Scrapbook

~ WTU-DD-TSPA:CWYWTK-NWYAGTD ~ When Tidying Up – Digital Data – The Same Principle Applies: Choose What You Wish To Keep – Not What You Are Going To Discard

~ DFPTT-ITDWT ~ Don’t Force People To Tidy – If They Don’t Want To

~ IYFAATT-B-ANSW-TPYTIO ~ If You Feel Anxious All The Time – But – Are Not Sure Why – Try Putting Your Things In Order

MARIE KONDO ~ THE LIFE-CHANGING MAGIC OF TIDYING UP ~ CATHY HIRANO [TRANSLATION] ~ 2014

~ S-B-D-T-OYS-T-C-IOG ~ Start – By – Discarding – Then – Organize Your Space – Thoroughly – Completely – In One Go

~ ADROTHCCDCILAP-IILT ~ A Dramatic Reorganization Of The Home Causes Correspondingly Dramatic Changes In Lifestyle And Perspective – It Is Life Transforming

~ WYPYHIO-YPYAAYPIO-T ~ When You Put Your Home In Order – You Put Your Affairs And Your Past In Order – Too

~ TMOT ~ The Magic Of Tidying

~ IN-ING ~ Ikki Ni – In One Go

~ PCCTHWFCTWOT ~ People Cannot Change Their Habits Without First Changing Their Way Of Thinking

~ IYTU-IOS-RTLBL-YCDCYM-S-TAITKTP-R ~ If You Tidy Up – In One Shot – Rather Than Little By Little – You Can Dramatically Change Your Mind-Set – This Approach Is The Key To Preventing – Rebound

~ SE-AH- ~ Storage Experts – Are – Hoarders

~ S-PTA-CTITTCPHBS-B-SOL-ATSUAF-TIWTMSWD

~ Storage – Putting Things Away – Creates The Illusion That The Clutter Problem Has Been Solved – But – Sooner Or Later – All The Storage Units Are Full – This Is Why Tidying Must Start With Discarding

~ S-B-C-N-B-L ~ Sort – By – Category – Not – By – Location

~ ORSMOUNSATIBWHTMS ~ One Reason So Many Of Us Never Succeed At Tidying Is Because We Have Too Much Stuff

~ DCTMTSYP ~ Don’t Change The Method To Suit Your Personality

~ MT-ASE-N-ADC ~ Making Tidying – A Special Event – Not – A Daily Chore

~ TIASE-DDIED-TSBDJO-IICTTTJWASSOTWYSAU ~ Tidying Is A Special Event – Don’t Do It Every Day – Tidying Should Be Done Just Once – It Is Crucial To Tackle This Job Within A Short Space Of Time While Your Spirits Are Uplifted

~ FDF-SBD-AAC-IAC-DNETOPYTAUYHFTPOD-YCTAWTPTWYFGROEYDN ~ Finish Discarding First – Start By Discarding – All At Once – Intensely And Completely – Do Not Even Think Of Putting Your Things Away Until You Have Finished The Process Of Discarding – You Can Think About Where To Put Things When You’ve Finished Getting Rid Of Everything You Don’t Need

~ BYS-VYD-TICTSTYCVPWIWBLTLIAC-FS-YNSITIWYWTLLT ~ Before You Start – Visualize Your Destination – Think In Concrete Terms So That You Can Vividly Picture What It Would Be Like To Live In A Clutter-Free Space – Your Next Step Is To Identify Why You Want To Live Like That

~ WSBC-WWWTK-N-WWWTGRO ~ We Should Be Choosing – What We Want To Keep – Not – What We Want To Get Rid Of

~ ‘DTSJ?’-IID-KI-IF-DOI-TINOTSBATMAYBWTJ ~ “Does This Spark Joy?” – It It Does – Keep It – If Not – Dispose Of It – This Is Not Only The Simplest But Also The Most Accurate Yardstick By Which To Judge

~ DYFJWSBPOUBTDTYH? ~ Do You Feel Joy When Surrounded By Piles Of Unread Books That Don’t Touch Your Heart?

~ DYTTOAYKYNUWEBYH? ~ Do You Think That Owning Accessories You Know You’ll Never Use Will Ever Bring You Happiness?

~ KOTTTSTYH-TTTPADATR-BDT-YCRYLAEOANL ~ Keep Only Those Things That Speak To Your Heart – Then Take The Plunge And Discard All The Rest – By Doing This – You Can Reset Your Life And Embark On A New Lifestyle

~ OCAAT-ATITO-C-NP ~ One Category At A Time – Always Think In Terms Of – Category – Not Place

~ GEII-OP-IETTPBIGOAAGO-HMYH-B-CT-IOS-YCACITAS-MIETDWTYTKT ~ Gathering Every Item In – One Place – Is Essential To This Process Because It Gives Out An Accurate Grasp Of – How Much You Have – By – Collecting Things – In One Spot – You Can Also Compare Items That Are Similar – Making It Easier To Decide Whether You Want To Keep Them

~ TS-OOS-A-D-TMIMHTD-WTIJON ~ Things Stored – Out Of Sight – Are – Dormant – This Makes It Much Harder To Decide – Whether They Inspire Joy Or Not

~ SWMSCF-TPODWTKA-CF-T-B-P-M-A-L-M ~ Starting With Mementos Spells Certain Failure – The Process Of Deciding What To Keep And What To Discard Will Go Much More Smoothly If You Begin With Items That Are Easier To Make Decisions About – The Best Sequence Is – Clothes First – Then – Books – Papers – Miscellany – And – Lastly – Mementos

~ TQWAADOYOEIATBWODWAFTDT-AIDIYW-TWBWOUBATWYHTUASC ~ To Quietly Work Away At Disposing Of Your Own Excess Is Actually The Best Way Of Dealing With A Family That Doesn’t Tidy – As If Drawn Into Your Wake – They Will Begin Weeding Out Unnecessary Belongings And Tidying Without Your Having To Utter A Single Complaint

~ W-SST-ISOACR ~ When – Someone Starts Tidying – It Sets Off A – Chain Reaction

~ TUTPOSEFTTIUASTYANTTCOYOS ~ The Urge To Point Out Someone Else’s Failure To Tidy Is Usually A Sign That You Are Neglecting To Take Care Of Your Own Space

~ TIADWOS ~ Tidying Is A Dialogue With One’s Self

~ TTCTTTAITY-YMFDTTHOTP-TGROWYNLNINWNS ~ To Truly Cherish The Things That Are Important To You – You Must First Discard Those That Have Outlived Their Purpose – To Get Rid Of What You No Longer Need Is Neither Wasteful Nor Shameful

~ CYTSTYTSBSDIACODTYHFIE? ~ Can You Truthfully Say That You Treasure Something Buried So Deeply In A Closet Or Drawer That You Have Forgotten Its Existence?

~ UB-‘S’-M-‘N’ ~ Unread Books – “Sometime” – Means – “Never”

~ TAMCTNOFBTYHARMTO ~ Take A Moment To Count The Number Of Favourite Books That You Have Actually Read More Than Once

~ ITE-YAGTRVFOYBA ~ In The End – You Are Going To Read Very Few Of Your Books Again

~ YMHWTRIWYBI-B-IYHRIBN-TBPWTTYTYDNI-IWBFBFYT-RTBTRGYRN-TOTYLTGDFY ~ You May Have Wanted To Read It When You Bought It – But – If You Haven’t Read It By Now – The Book’s Purpose Was To Teach You That You Didn’t Need It – It Will Be Far Better For You To – Read The Book That Really Grabs You Right Now – Than One That You Left To Gather Dust For Years

~ SP-DE-TDNFIOOTC:CIU-NFALPOT-O-MBKIN ~ Sorting Papers – Discard Everything – That Does Not Fall Into One Of Three Categories: Currently In Use – Needed For A Limited Period Of Time – Or – Must Be Kept Indefinitely

~ KTB-YLT-N-‘JB’ ~ Keep Things Because – You Love Them – Not – “Just Because”

~ B-ASB-DOR ~ Boxes – Are Surprisingly Bulky – Discard Or Recycle

~ BHE-SI-A-DWTD-YPYP ~ By Handling Each – Sentimental Item – And – Deciding What To Discard – You Process Your Past

~ R-UYRTPW-SC ~ Reduce – Until You Reach The Point Where – Something Clicks

~ DAPFET ~ Designate A Place For Each Thing

~ DS-SS-SAIOTSTITSP ~ Don’t Scatter – Storage Spaces – Store All Items Of The Same Type In The Same Place

~ NPT:VSITK ~ Never Pile Things: Vertical Storage Is The Key

~ BE-EVI-TD-IJ-YCMYSMM-PAC ~ By Eliminating – Excess Visual Information – That Doesn’t – Inspire Joy – You Can Make Your Space Much More – Peaceful And Comfortable

~ PYHIOADWYRWTD ~ Put Your House In Order And Discover What You Really Want To Do

~ B-WWRDI-TRFWWCLSG-TAOT:AATTP-O-AFFTF ~ But – When We Really Delve Into – The Reasons For Why We Can’t Let Something Go – There Are Only Two: An Attachment To The Past – Or – A Fear For The Future

~ TQOWYWTOIATQOHYWTLYL ~ The Question Of What You Want To Own Is Actually The Question Of How You Want To Live Your Life

~ TBWTFOWWRNITGROWWD ~ The Best Way To Find Out What We Really Need Is To Get Rid Of What We Don’t

WILLIAM WHYTE ~ HOW TO CHEAT ON PERSONALITY TESTS ~ THE ORGANIZATION MAN ~ 1956

~ AIASO-S-IISVTAE-TT-E-A-LT-OR-TOPL ~ As In All Aspects Of – Scientism – It Is Society’s Values That Are Enshrined – The Tests – Essentially – Are – Loyalty Tests – Or Rather – Tests Of Potential Loyalty

~ NITQNITEOT-AT-T-N;TALW-V-OV-A-TRI-ASOY-TR-TC-TP-A-TU-ATEOTEI-W-WN-S-O-O-O-CF ~ Neither In The Questions Nor In The Evaluation Of Them – Are The – Tests – Neutral; They Are Loaded With – Values– Organization Values – And – The Result Is – A Set Of Yardsticks – That Reward – The Conformist – The Pedestrian – And – The Unimaginative – At The Expense Of The Exceptional Individual – Without – Who – No – Society – Organization – Or – Otherwise – Can Flourish

~ TITTRIT-YDWAGS-YAABO ~ The Important Thing To Recognize Is That – You Don’t Win A Good Score – You Avoid A Bad One

~ YSUYRUTITOR0TI-HYATQIRTHOPHAT-YS-LIGASBT-40-A-60-P-WITS-YSTTAAIYWLEEISTB ~ Your Score Is Usually Rendered In Terms Of Your Percentile Rating – That Is – How You Answer The Question In Relation To How Other People Have Answers Them – Your Safety – Lies In Getting A Score Between The – 40th – And – 60th – Percentiles – Which Is To Say – You Should Try To Answer As If You Were Like Everybody Else Is Supposed To Be

STEVE SMITH [RED GREEN] ~ HAVE A SUCCESSFUL JOB INTERVIEW – HERE’S HOW ~ HOW TO DO EVERYTHING ~ 2010

~ O-SRFTJBDAFLAWYBWIYGI-GTITYAJSO-G-TIWPMSIHYLTIWYS ~ Overdress – Show Respect For The Job By Dressing A Few Levels Above What You’ll Be Wearing If You Get It – Give The Impression That You Are Just Slightly Overqualified – Generally – The Interviewer Will Put More Stock In How You Look Than In What You Say

~ DTB-PYDNTJMYLLAI-IYDWTJ-YWBATI-IOFOTCYHFTPTBO-TTPYATBPC-ETWAKIACJ ~ Drop The Bravado – Pretending You Don’t Need The Job Makes You Look Like An Idiot – If You Didn’t Want The Job – You Wouldn’t Be At The Interview – Instead Of Focusing On The Contempt You Have For The Position That’s Being Offered – Try To Present Yourself As The Best Possible Candidate – Even Though We All Know It’s A Crappy Job

~ DALG-DWABOTIAA ~ Do A Little Grooming – Don’t Wear Any Body Ornaments That Indicate An Attitude

~ KYAS-TLYS-TB-GPRTDATQ ~ Keep You Answers Short – The Less You Say – The Better – Give Pointed Responses That Directly Answer The Question

~ SP-TTS-Y-AL-DTI-IWYWTTES-SIGTSTT ~ Stay Positive – Try To Say – Yes – A Lot – During The Interview – It’s What You Want Them To Eventually Say – So It’s Good To Set That Trend

~ ALYAHTJ ~ Act Like You Already Have The Job

~ DDOTP-TTSAOTQTTF-HYGTHTNJ-RTHYMTLS ~ Don’t Dwell On The Past – Try To Steer All Of The Questions Towards The Future – How You’re Going To Handle This New Job – Rather Than How You Mishandled The Last Six

~ SITM-TIINRAHYGTPITJOYGI-ICBTIAJITIYFI-TJDWTHAWRGTSTU ~ Stay In The Moment – This Interview Is Not Really About How You’re Going To Perform In The Job Once You Get It – It Can’t Be Too Important A Job If They’re Interviewing You For It – They Just Don’t Want To Hire Anybody Who’s Really Going To Screw Things Up

SCOTT STRATTEN ~ THE BOOK OF BUSINESS UNAWESOME / AWESOME ~ 2012

~ PR-SF-PR ~ PR – Stands For – People React

~ TPOAOCWASIII ~ The Power Of An Online Community With A Shared Interest Is Immeasurable

~ SBA-BF ~ Stop Being Afraid – Be First

~ BPFS ~ Be Prepared For Your Success

~ WWDTWWSET ~ What We Do Trumps What We Say Every Time

~ DWIIJI ~ Data Without Insights Is Just Ignorance

~ 67%-OA-D-I-MU ~ 67 Percent – Of All – Data – Is – Made Up

~ PANN-A-TCBETATSWND ~ People Are Not Numbers – And – They Cannot Be Expected To Act The Same Way Numbers Do

~ FUCC ~ Friendly Unsolicited Commercial Contact

~ WBASOKC-WBNA-PIP-A-AO ~ We’ve Become A Society Of Keyboard Commandos – Who By Nature Are – Passive In Person – And – Aggressive Online

~ CYF-TNTCYFIARTGAYOII ~ Check Your Facts – The Need To Check Your Facts Is A Responsibility That Grows As Your Online Influence Increases

~ GAFSTEWAIAGWTLYS ~ Giving Away Free Stuff To Everybody Who Asks Is A Great Way To Lose Your Shirt

BRINK LINDSEY + STEVEN TELES ~ THE CAPTURED ECONOMY ~ 2017

~ WPFEI-TGMD-LOAG-A-MSO-‘TO’-WL-SLAZ-SS-GBOG-AIA-LBOOG ~ When People Feel Economically Insecure – They Grow More Defensive – Less Open And Generous – And – More Suspicious Of – “The Other” – When Life – Seems Like A Zero-Sum Struggle – Gains By Other Groups – Are Interpreted As – Losses By One’s Own Group

~ IAU-TSOOSGASI ~ Inefficient And Unequal – The Simultaneous Occurrence Of Sluggish Growth And Spiralling Inequality

~ I-RACW-TEG-H-BRIFO-PATT ~ In – Real And Consequential Ways – The Economic Game – Has – Been Rigged In Favor Of – People At The Top

~ W-IATWTRCBTPAWO-ED-C-API-G-IA-VC ~ When – Institutions Are Too Weak To Resist Capture By The Powerful And Well Organized – Economic Decline – Corruption – And – Political Instability – Grow – In A – Vicious Circle

~ CAGAIIAC-ETVIAC-DAET-MGME-A-YSNBSIYEUW-WIG ~ Casting All Government As Inherently Incompetent And Corrupt – Enables The Very Incompetence And Corruption – Disdain Any Efforts To – Make Government More Efficient – And – You Should Not Be Surprised If You End Up With – Woefully Inefficient Government

~ A-TROR-SISGAAI-HBHIPVFSTN-TABTC-ASBGLO-IT-OB-T-L-A-R-HPTBBSAI-RC-AA-SCTOCEP ~ Although – The Role Of Rent-Seeking In Slowing Growth And Accelerating Inequality – Has Been Hidden In Plain View For Some Time Now – Things Are Beginning To Change – A Small But Growing List Of – Influential Thinkers – On Both – The – Left – And – Right – Have Pierced The Bipartisan Blind Spot And Identified – Regulatory Capture – As A – Significant Contributor To Our Current Economic Predicament

~ TRATDH ~ The Rents Are Too Damn High

~ R-S:ATSTIPWCAOV-TDTMP ~ Rent-Seeking: Activity That Seeks To Increase Profits Without Creating Anything Of Value – Through Distortions To Market Processes

~ TTETR-SHS-TIHOCDITGHOCC-A-TLPOTPIDIAFFOSI ~ To The Extent That Rent-Seeking Holds Sway – The Invisible Hand Of Capitalism Degenerates Into The Grasping Hand Of Crony Capitalism – And – The Lofty Pursuit Of The Public Interest Devolves Into A Feeding Frenzy Of Special Interests

~ FM-D-PFS-OTEO-ASSETETROTG-IA-I-P-SF-EP-M-S-BKFBTITPPTGTR ~ Free Markets – Depend – Paradoxically For Some – On The Existence Of – A State Strong Enough To Enforce The Rules Of The Game – In An – Impartial – Public-Spirited Fashion – Economic Power – Must – Somehow – Be Kept From Being Translated Into The Political Power To Game Those Rules

~ TUSOEGII:NPAPM ~ The Ultimate Source Of Economic Growth Is Innovation: New Products And Production Methods

~ EE-IIETGRB-WFTTPP-TEWBDT-N-SRS-A-ARI-R-CP-CLTA-D-OIPE ~ Entrepreneurial Energy – If It’s Easier To Get Rich By – Winning Favors Through The Policymaking Process – That Energy Will Be Diverted To – Negative-Sum Rent Seeking – Accordingly – A Rise In – Rent-Creating Policies – Can Lead To A – Drop-Off In Productive Entrepreneurship

~ RR:R-CPTUGWEI ~ Regressive Regulation: Rent-Creating Polices That Undermine Growth While Exacerbating Inequality

~ AMDHOTPOMVEEPAWAFK-MOWCTLILSBOUOWOTRTT-M-ATTVSOSRIBUBC ~ Although Mass Digitization Holds Out The Possibility Of Making Virtually Everything Ever Published Accessible With A Few Keystrokes – Millions Of Works Continue To Languish In Limbo Simply Because Of Uncertainty Over Who Owns The Rights To Them – Meanwhile – Access To The Vast Storehouses Of Scientific Research Is Bottled Up By Copyright

~ ‘IP’-‘IM’-AMSOES-A-ATFUE ~ “Intellectual Property” – “Intellectual Monopoly” – A Major Source Of Economic Stagnation – And – A Tool For Unjust Enrichment

~ AL-SPPTSOFRAFTTTRWTOWWN-YTIWWG ~ A Large-Scale Political Project To Siphon Off Further Resources And Funnel Them To The Rich Was The Opposite Of What Was Needed – Yet That Is What We Got

~ S-R-S-MBIIAMDWS-IIT-B-TCHLOR-SIN ~ Some – Rent-Seeking – May Be Inevitable In A Modern Democratic Welfare State – It Is True – But – The Current High Level Of Rent-Seeking Is Not

~ WTGDATUUIOE-IFTSPTIWSEA-POOMMI-TPS-TTAOA-G-P-TWABAC-T-IAW-QSTGSAETTAINCBPOABP-SPDTR ~ When The Government Does Attempt To Build Up Its Own Expertise – It Faces The Serious Problem That Individuals With Such Expertise Are – Paid Orders Of Magnitude More In – The Private Sector – Than They Are On A – Government – Payroll – There Will Always Be A Challenge – Therefore – In Attracting Well-Qualified Specialists To Government Service And Ensuring That Their Analysis Is Not Colored By Prospects Of A Big Private-Sector Payday Down The Road

~ TBS-R-S-NTDACJOWTCITMOTPI ~ To Be Successful – Rent-Seekers – Need To Do A Convincing Job Of Wrapping Their Claims In The Mantle Of The Public Interest

~ P-IUUA-AFOR-BIR-C-TANBBTRFT ~ Pollution – Is Usefully Understood As – A Form Of Rent – Because It Represents – Costs – That Are Not Borne By Those Responsible For Them