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A Practical Pursuit is a blog about lifelong learning. Whether you’re here to learn about business or to improve your life in some small way via useful hacks or new skills, A Practical Pursuit provides clear, logical lessons to help you scale up your efforts. There are so many ways to learn new skills online, but one of my favorite ways to learn is to read. To this end, I’ve read 52 books per year for several years. If you’d like to know how I manage it, this blog will tell you! There’s something for everyone here, because where lifelong learning is concerned, anything can be a practical pursuit.


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Trevor Schmidt tries to be a renaissance man. Keyword: tries. In 2017, he earned his MBA from the University of Nevada, Reno, with emphasis in Entrepreneurship. Additionally, he holds degrees in English and Electronics and is pursuing a second Master’s degree in World War II Studies. He is the Operations Manager for Tahoe Trail Bar, a rapidly growing energy bar company based in Reno, Nevada. Also, he is the author of six novels and several shorter works, mostly in the science fiction genre. For fun, he’s read more than 52 books per year for some time now, amassing a broad library (though his favorites are history, biography, and science fiction). When he’s not feeding his mind, he’s probably found Rowing. In 2019, he is going to row more than 1,000 miles. One might also find him exploring cookbooks or learning a random skill. Mandolin anyone?

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