Gallery: Courtauld Gallery

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Located just off the Strand in the north wing of Somerset House, the Courtauld has one of Britain’s greatest collections of paintings, and contains many works of world importance. Although there are some outstanding works from earlier periods, the collection’s strongest suit is its holdings of impressionist and post-impressionist paintings.
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Video: Introduction to the Courtauld Gallery:

Wikipedia:

Courtauld Gallery
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Established 1932
Location Somerset House, The Strand, London WC2
Type art museum
Collection size 530 paintings, 26,000 drawings
Director Ernst Vegelin
Website http://www.courtauld.ac.uk/gallery/index.shtml

The Courtauld Gallery UK is an art museum in Somerset House, on the Strand in central London. It houses the art collection of the Courtauld Institute of Art, a self-governing college of the University of London specialising in the study of the history of art. The Courtauld collection was formed largely through donations and bequests and includes paintings, drawings, sculptures and other works from medieval to modern times; it is particularly known for its French Impressionist and Post-Impressionist paintings. In total, the collection contains some 530 paintings and over 26,000 drawings and prints. The Head of the Courtauld Gallery is Ernst Vegelin.

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Mark Twain

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Wikipedia:

Born Samuel Langhorne Clemens
November 30, 1835
Florida, Missouri, U.S.
Died April 21, 1910 (aged 74)
Redding, Connecticut, U.S.
Pen name Mark Twain
Occupation Writer, lecturer
Nationality American
Notable work(s) Adventures of Huckleberry Finn,The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
Spouse(s) Olivia Langdon Clemens (m. 1870–1904)
Children Langdon, Susy, Clara, Jean

Samuel Langhorne Clemens (November 30, 1835 – April 21, 1910), better known by his pen name Mark Twain, was an American author and humorist. He wrote The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876) and its sequel, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1885), the latter often called “the Great American Novel.”

Quotes:

Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience.

Go to Heaven for the climate, Hell for the company.

I am an old man and have known a great many troubles, but most of them never happened.

Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.

It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open one’s mouth and remove all doubt.

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Habit #3 – Habit: Review & Reflection

I recommend running weekly & monthly reviews. I also do a “mid-year” (July) & end-year (late December) review.

My weekly/monthly reviews is based on David Allen’s GTD system, with some modifications:

  1. Get all in-boxes to zero.
    All emails & paper has to be processed, no excuses… use your lists.
  2. Review all calendars: last week & the coming week.
    Be sure that you are in control.
  3. Review your Weekly MIT’s (Most Important Task)
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    Before moving on to the lists, remember to SIMPLIFY.
    Remove everything but the essential projects & tasks.
    Optional: Put them on your Someday/Maybe list.
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  4. Review your action lists.
  5. Review your project lists.
  6. Review your Monthly MIT’s – Monthly Review
  7. Review your someday/maybe lists – Monthly Review
  8. Review your “Reflection document” – Monthly Review
  9. Review all calendears for upcoming month – Monthly Review
  10. Review “Horizon of Focus” (Level 2 & 3) mindmaps – Monthly Review

If you manage to create a habit of doing a weekly review… you will get a “control-boost”.. People feeling in control tend to more happy and content.

David Allen talks about the GTD Weekly Review:

Highly recommended.