A Weekend Read – 6
"A Weekend Read" is my weekly link list of interesting blog articles that I’ve seen throughout the week. To learn more about the "A Weekend Read" series, take a read of this post. OK, onto this week:
Tips for being a successful student – a nice list of tips to remember.
Quick Tip: What To Do With Business Cards – great life hack from the corporate hack guys.
Five Methodologies to Deal with Email Overload – choose your weapon!
What’s the Main Cause of Your Overstuffed Inbox? – the life hackers have their say on the topic.
What’s all this about information overload? – read this article and the few pointers to other articles for a few insights into the topic of managing information overload.
Instapaper.com: The One-Click "Content Bank" I’ve Been Looking For – I’ve been using this. Similar to del.icio.us. I use it to quickly save a page rather than procrastinate over it. It’s a file and forget site for me.
Googlizing Knowledge Management at IBM – I like the term ‘Googlization’ for this.
Healthy Wealthy and Wise
Off topic… A little “Peanuts” wisdom – an absolute gem!
Changing Your Nature – this author chooses to call it "your nature". Goleman would probably contend that our ‘nature’ is a function of our emotional intelligence and he told us long ago that it is not hardwired from a young age.
The perfect day – I love the idea of keeping a list of things that I’d do on my ‘perfect day’. What would you do on yours?
Is it time to retire retirement? – interesting.
In Leadership, Context Is Everything – if you like this sort of stuff, take a read of Mintzberg, H. (1994). Rounding out the Manager’s Job. Sloan Management Review , 11-26.
Five Tips From Atsutoshi Nishida on Overcoming a Crisis – 5 good tips from the CEO of Toshiba; the guy who recently pulled the pin on Toshiba’s HD DVD business.
Miles’ Law and Six Other Maxims of Management – Maxim #6 was of particular interest.
Where Will Management Innovation Take Us? – if this interests you then you might also like to read about the following topics: Knowledge Era (Drucker), Organisational Learning (Senge), and Issue Leadership (Kibok Baik).
The Lack of Connection Burns Us Out – if you’re interested in this topic then you might like to read the seminal work on this topic which is: Hallowell, E. (1999, Jan-Feb). The human moment at work. Harvard Business Review .
Programmers at work – what a great blog. Susan Lammers, author of Programmers at Work has started uploading her interviews. I read each of the 3 that she currently has up there – Charles Simonyi, John Warnock, and Butler Lampson.
Interview with Mike Shaver – Chief Evangelist – Mozilla – great interview. Lot’s of insights and tips into what it takes to run a successful open source operation.
Microsoft’s Office Transformation – will MS-Office become the host for enterprise mash-ups?
Martian Headsets – thoughtful article by Joel about IE8. I actually suggested during the week that MS should drop IE and bundle FF.
Dopplr Subscribes to Your Personal Calendar – link your Google calendar to your Dopplr trips.
2008 Internet Advertising Competition Awards: And The Winners Are… – the subject of internet advertising came up in a few different contexts this week. Here’s some of the better ones.
Unzip American Sexuality and What Do You Find? Tech – an erotic insight into modern American sexuality.
GALLUP POLL: Americans See China as Economic Leader – another interesting insight into the mind of the modern American.
Amazing NASA pics – I’ve been getting into NASA pictures a lot lately (mostly via the DIGG/SPACE feed) but these ones were great. Another awesome picture from space that I saw during the week was this one of a sunset on Mars (currently using it as my desktop image).
What You Don’t Know About Living in Space – quite a humorous glimpse into the life of an astronaut.
An appreciation of Arthur C. Clarke – I can’t claim to have been a religious follower of his, but I appreciate who he was and the contribution that he made. Certainly will be remembered in history’s book.
Find Books You’ll Love at BookLamp – interesting.
Perth man auctions ‘life’ on eBay – uhmm, yeah. Whatever dude!
TUTT 53: The Dingleberry Peninsula – Ben and Josiah are back with another great episode.