Monthly Archives: May 2011
Joe Belfiore, shows off some of the new features coming in the Mango release of Windows Phone [video] @davidmerzel BLOG
Joe Belfiore, corporate vice president in Windows Phone shows off some of the new features coming in the Mango release of Windows Phone.
Great and motivating presentation and food for thought.
Life is a journey.
Life is too short not to do something that matters.
Therefore, ask yourself these three questions…
WHAT DO I REALLY ENJOY DOING ?
WHO DO I WANT TO BE AROUND ?
HOW CAN I MAKE A DIFFERENCE ?
Announced last week, the Wireless Mobile Mouse 3500 has been transformed with with artwork commissioned by five premier artists from around the world:
Kirra Jamison (Melbourne, AU)
Matt Moore (Portland, ME)
Linn Olofsdotter (Portland, OR by way of Sweden)
Mike Perry (Brooklyn, NY)
Jonny Wan (Sheffield, UK)
For a closer at all the patterns in the new collection or some background on the group of artists, check out the Artist Edition website.
Here-below, an interesting recommended reading list of 99 BOOKS, by Josh Kaufman.
I would add following great books that I personally enjoy reading :
- The Dip, by Seth Godin
- Switch, by Chip and Dan Heath
- One Minute Manager, by Ken Blanchard and Spencer Johnson
- So What ? by Marc Magnacca
- Good to Great, by Jim Collins
- The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, by Stephen R. Covey
- Our Iceberg is smelting, by John Kotter
- Purple Cow, by Seth Godin
- Enchantment, by Guy Kawasaki
- The Top distinctions between Winners and Whiners, by Keith Cameron Smith
- The Leadership Pill by Ken Blanchard, Marc Muchnick
- FISH!, byStephen C. Lundin, Harry Paul, John Christensen
- I forget to mention some …
Do you see other books missing in this list ?
Still some books to read …I will put some of them on my shopping list.
The other option is to read The Personal MBA: Master the Art of Business (Josh Kaufman) which is supposed to summarize the the most important concepts in business .
The full list of the 99 books here-below
Productivity & Effectiveness
- 10 Days to Faster Reading by Abby Marks-Beale (summary, review)
- StrengthsFinder 2.0 by Tom Rath (summary, review)
- Getting Things Done by David Allen (summary, review)
- The Power of Less by Leo Babauta (summary, review)
- The 80/20 Principle by Richard Koch (summary, review)
- Bit Literacy by Mark Hurst (summary, review)
- The Power of Full Engagement by Jim Loehr & Tony Schwartz (summary, review)
The Human Mind
- Brain Rules by John Medina (summary, review)
- Making Sense of Behavior by William T. Powers (summary, review)
- Driven by Paul Lawrence and Nitin Nohria (summary, review)
- Deep Survival by Laurence Gonzales (review)
- On Writing Well by William Zinsser (review)
- Presentation Zen by Garr Reynolds (review)
- Made to Stick by Chip and Dan Heath (review)
- The Copywriter’s Handbook by Robert Bly (review)
- Show Me The Numbers by Stephen Few (review)
- How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie (review)
- Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion by Robert B. Cialdini (review)
- Crucial Conversations by Kerry Patterson et al (review)
- The 48 Laws of Power by Robert Greene (review)
- Sources of Power: How People Make Decisions by Gary Klein (review)
- Smart Choices by John S. Hammond et al (review)
- The Path of Least Resistance by Robert Fritz (review)
- Ethics for the Real World by Ronald Howard & Clinton Korver (review)
Creativity & Innovation
- The Creative Habit by Twyla Tharp (review)
- Myths of Innovation by Scott Berkun (review)
- Innovation and Entrepreneurship by Peter F. Drucker (review)
- Four Steps to the Epiphany by Steve Blank (review)
- The New Business Road Test by John Mullins (review)
- How to Make Millions with Your Ideas by Dan Kennedy (review)
- Ready, Fire, Aim by Michael Masterson (review)
- The Art of the Start by Guy Kawasaki (review)
- The Knack by Norm Brodsky & Bo Burlingham (review)
- The 4-Hour Workweek by Timothy Ferriss (review)
- Escape from Cubicle Nation by Pamela Slim (review)
- Bankable Business Plans by Edward Rogoff (review)
Value-Creation & Design
- Rework by Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson (review)
- The Design of Everyday Things by Donald Norman (review)
- Universal Principles of Design by William Lidwell et al (review)
- All Marketers Are Liars by Seth Godin (review)
- Permission Marketing by Seth Godin (review)
- The 22 Immutable Laws of Marketing by Al Ries & Jack Trout (review)
- Getting Everything You Can Out of All You’ve Got by Jay Abraham (review)
- The Ultimate Sales Machine by Chet Holmes (review)
- Value-Based Fees by Alan Weiss (review)
- SPIN Selling by Neil Rackham (review)
- The Sales Bible by Jeffrey Gitomer (review)
- Indispensable by Joe Calloway (review)
- The Goal by Eliyahu Goldratt (review)
- Lean Thinking by James Womack and Daniel Jones (review)
- Bargaining For Advantage by G. Richard Shell (review)
- 3-D Negotiation by David A. Lax and James K. Sebenius (review)
- The Partnership Charter by David Gage (review)
- First, Break All The Rules by Marcus Buckingham & Curt Coffman (review)
- 12: The Elements of Great Managing by Rodd Wagner & James Harter (review)
- Growing Great Employees by Erika Andersen (review)
- Hiring Smart by Pierre Mornell (review)
- The Essential Drucker by Peter F. Drucker (review)
- Tribes by Seth Godin (review)
- Total Leadership by Stewart Friedman (review)
- What Got You Here Won’t Get You There by Marshall Goldsmith (review)
- The New Leader’s 100-Day Action Plan by George Bradt et al (review)
- The Halo Effect by Phil Rosenzweig (review)
Finance & Accounting
- Accounting Made Simple by Mike Piper (review)
- Essentials of Accounting by Robert N. Anthony and Leslie K. Breitner (review)
- The McGraw-Hill 36-Hour Course in Finance by Robert A. Cooke (review)
- How to Read a Financial Report by John A. Tracy (review)
- Thinking in Systems by Donella Meadows (review)
- Work the System by Sam Carpenter (review)
- Learning from the Future by Liam Fahey & Robert Randall (review)
- Turning Numbers Into Knowledge by Jonathan Koomey (review)
- Marketing Metrics by Paul W. Farris et al (review)
- Web Analytics: An Hour a Day by Avinash Kaushik (review)
- The Economist Numbers Guide by Richard Stuteley (review)
- How to Lie with Statistics by Darrell Huff (review)
- Principles of Statistics by M.G. Bulmer (review)
- The Unwritten Laws of Business by W.J. King (review)
- The Effective Executive by Peter Drucker (review)
- The Simplicity Survival Handbook by Bill Jensen (review)
- Purpose: The Starting Point of Great Companies by Nikos Mourkogiannis (review)
- Competitive Strategy by Michael Porter (review)
- Blue Ocean Strategy by W. Chan Kim and Renée Mauborgne (review)
- Green to Gold by Daniel Esty & Andrew Winston (review)
- Seeing What’s Next by Clayton M. Christensen et al (review)
- Getting Started in Consulting by Alan Weiss (review)
- Secrets of Consulting by Gerald M. Weinberg (review)
- Your Money or Your Life by Joel Dominguez & Vicki Robin (review)
- I Will Teach You To Be Rich by Ramit Sethi (review)
- The Millionaire Next Door by Thomas Stanley & William Danko (review)
- Fail-Safe Investing by Harry Browne (review)
- It’s Not About The Money by Brent Kessel (review)
- Work Less, Live More by Bob Clyatt (review)
- Self-Directed Behavior by David L. Watson & Roland G. Tharp (review)
- Personal Development for Smart People by Steve Pavlina (review)
- Re-Create Your Life by Morty Lefkoe (review)
- Lead the Field by Earl Nightingale (review)
- The Art of Exceptional Living by Jim Rohn (review)
Today, I had a very good meeting with my team.
Here-below, some tips, I’ve discovered in HBR.
- Don’t dominate. This not only gives others less time to speak up but also conveys that only your ideas are important. Let at least three people speak before you talk again.
- Be positive. Demonstrate that all ideas are valuable by restating important points. Thank people who are usually reticent for their comments.
- Ask directly. To get input from everyone, ask each person for their thoughts. Don’t do it in a confrontational way. Try, “Do you have anything to share?”
I’m a fan of storytelling.
The following slides can help you to create and release the storytelling to your target audience.