1. Read at least one book per week
"Fixing the Game: Bubbles, Crashes, and What Capitalism Can Learn from the NFL"
-- by Roger L. Martin
-- by Miyuki Miyabe
"Fixing the Game" is a long winded book about the conflicting interests of the stewards of capitalism and how the current system will continue to create corporate scandals and market crashes. The book is 200 pages long, and honestly would have been much better as a 20 page article (maybe that's how it started, considering the book is published by Harvard Business Review Press).
The author, Roger Martin, proposes some pretty good ideas for getting rid of these conflicts of interests, but falls short of expectations in that he doesn't actually propose ways of making these changes a reality. This is what distinguishes Lawrence Lessig from many of his academic peers: Lessig actually proposes actionalable plans for change, and is personally involved in galvanizing the public to take up the cause.
"Perfect Blue" (not to be mistaken with the anime) is a mystery novel by renowned author Miyuki Miyabe. It is well written yet not overly verbose, with a lively cast and a well thought out plotline. It's a shame that it hasn't been translated to English; it's a nice weekend read.
2. Write at least one (meaningful) blog post per week
I wrote one proper blog post ("Life without a Pause Button") this week. I also wrote a little quip.
I posted the blog at 11:55pm on Friday, quickly brushed my teeth, and dove into my bed by 11:58pm. Picture that for a second... Ridiculous to say the least, but hey, this resolution seems to be doing a good job keeping me in line
3. Sleep before midnight
7 out of 7 days. I do confess though, that this NYR has become "Go to Bed by Midnight" rather than actually losing consciousness before midnight. I think it still captures the spirit of the resolution though.