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March 25, 2007 — 3 Comments

A few weeks ago Donika blogged about Moleskines–and I went out and picked one up. Now I take it wherever I go. It’s been amazing. I’ve been writing more, and with the exception of a few “Is that a diary?” remarks, it’s been nothing but helpful. My turn.You need to go out and buy these:

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They’re bright, long lasting highlighters with removable sticky flags. I’ve been using them religiously when I read for the last 6 months. Now, down the sides of each book I have tabs that mark the important sections–like dictionaries do with the alphabet. It facilitates running back through the book’s core message again; something I suggest you always do a few weeks or months after finishing it. Normally, I reserve tabs on the side for important passages or quotes, and tabs on the top for words I need to look up or concepts to investigate on Wikipedia. And if you’re afraid to do this because it’ll ruin the book, then you’re an idiot and wasting your time.

Ryan Holiday

I'm a strategist for bestselling authors and billion dollar brands like American Apparel, Tucker Max and Robert Greene. My work has been used as case studies by Twitter, YouTube and Google and has been written about in AdAge, the New York Times, Gawker and Fast Company.

3 responses to post it.

  1. I tried clicking on the link to OfficeMax, but it appears to be broken. It takes me to a page with a “sorry for the inconvenience” message.

    (Might just be my browser settings, though)

  2. You’re right. It’s down. You can get them here too: http://www.shoplet.com/office/db/MMM689PEN1.html

    Or just about any store. They’re called Post-It Flag Pens.

  3. JordAlexander@gmail.com October 2, 2007 at 11:37 am

    They are brilliant. Mine have just arrived and I’m in the midst of putting them to use.

    Thankyou for the recommendation, might just order a pocket-sized Moleskin too.

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