I think my best "discovery" of the last six months has been the web site IT Conversations. This is a web site that provides FREE downloads of hundreds of cutting edge IT speeches by the best in the industry.
I am one who loves a good speech. It goes deeper than a magazine article, and is more current than a book. It also has passion and personality.
But I am not as fond of the ten speeches in a row format of a typical conference. In fact, I have a hard time sitting through just one.
Rather, I love to listen to speeches while driving, even working around the grounds. I can put several on my PDA, and it reloads automatically when I synchronize after I delete the last one.
We all use ourselves as test subjects, practicing learning. Here is one of the best ways around.