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Experimenting With ChatGPT

By Nick Leffler | January 18, 2023 |
Artificial Intelligence

I’ve been experimenting with ChatGPT on and off for the past month with varying success. I’m sure for some types of training it could be useful, but overall for what I do, it’s a novelty. One of my favorite things to do to make training a bit more exciting is to add a little humor.…

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Less Is More

By Nick Leffler | March 21, 2022 | Comments Off on Less Is More
Cute Kittens

What motto do you live by? Lately I’ve been focusing a great deal on the less is more way of living. I don’t mean saying it and then living by the more is more motto either. Saying one thing but doing another seems to be popular. When I say less is more, it resonates with…

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I’m Going (Want) To Write A Book

By Nick Leffler | October 21, 2021 | Comments Off on I’m Going (Want) To Write A Book
Writing in WordPress

I’ve wanted to write a book for a long time, but I’m still no closer to actually doing it. Before anybody writes a book, they should have a pretty clear goal. I don’t have a goal or even an idea. So, writing a book at this point would be a waste of time. That doesn’t…

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Find Your Why – Business Book Review

By Nick Leffler | July 24, 2021 | Comments Off on Find Your Why – Business Book Review
Professional reading a business book.

The latest business book I finished is Find Your Why by Simon Sinek with David Mead & Peter Docker. This book was not really content that should have been a book, though. I feel like I wasted a lot of time because of that. There were a few tidbits of information in the book but…

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Instructions for a Heatwave – Fun Book Review

By Nick Leffler | July 19, 2021 | Comments Off on Instructions for a Heatwave – Fun Book Review
Woman reading a book by water

My most recent read was Instructions for a Heatwave by Maggie O’Farrell which I’m not sure why it’s named that. Aside from taking place in a London heatwave where there was water rationing and such there’s nothing heatwave about it. It was very fitting, though, because where I live (northern California) just recently had two…

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Emotional Agility – Business Book Review

By Nick Leffler | July 11, 2021 | Comments Off on Emotional Agility – Business Book Review
Professional reading a business book.

There have been some good business books I’ve read and some bad. There aren’t too many in the middle which I can’t say were excellent and I also can’t say they’re bad. The most recent business-related book I’ve read, Emotional Agility by Susan David is right in the middle. It was well-written but at times…

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Flight of the Sparrow – Fun Book Review

By Nick Leffler | July 2, 2021 | Comments Off on Flight of the Sparrow – Fun Book Review
Woman reading a book by water

The books I’ve been reading for the past few years have brought me all over the world and during many times. I’ve traveled by book to France, Russia, China, Canada, England, and everywhere in between from thousands of years BCE to the relatively present. My most recent book, Flight of the Sparrow by Amy Belding…

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In Awe – Business Book Review

By Nick Leffler | June 23, 2021 | Comments Off on In Awe – Business Book Review
Professional reading a business book.

I had a lot of high hopes for In Awe by John O’Leary but in the end it did let down a bit. It’s not because it wasn’t a good book or that it wasn’t interesting to read, it was. The reason is that what I had hoped to get out of it and what…

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Range of Motion – Fun Book Review

By Nick Leffler | June 16, 2021 | Comments Off on Range of Motion – Fun Book Review
Woman reading a book by water

I started Range of Motion by Elizabeth Berg just after the last business book I finished. My first impression of the book was not spectacular, as I previously wrote. Just because my first impression wasn’t good with Range of Motion doesn’t mean I’m going to stick by that incorrect impression. After finishing the entire book…

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The Rise Of America – Business Book Review

By Nick Leffler | June 11, 2021 | Comments Off on The Rise Of America – Business Book Review
Professional reading a business book.

The 16th book I’ve finished this year so far is The Rise of America by Marin Katusa. This one was a business book which is all about how America is actually rising in prominence and wealth rather than declining. There are a lot of naysayers about the US declining I must admit but I’m not…

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