Tagged with Career Development

REVIEW:The Personal MBA

In 13 chapters narrated for 20 minutes over 13 hours, Josh Kaufman illustrates : what tools, techniques and principle you need to master to set up and run a business. The books argues that, one don’t need to spend all the time, effort and Money on having an MBA. The Personal MBA gives you all … Continue reading

TIP: Who to blame?

If the first thing you hear when something goes wrong is “Who did that?”, then you should know there is something wrong! No I don’t mean what happened, but what is going to happen and how the situation will be handled. Good leaders know that things go wrong, some times for no reason. They know … Continue reading

REVIEW: Poke the Box

This is not my first reading for Seth Godin. I have before read Linchpin and planning to read The Purple Cow. The book is about being an initiator, it’s about doing something, not giving up early, getting feedback and keep trying. It’s about starting things very often, with dedication and perseverance. The book highlights very inspiring thoughts … Continue reading

REVIEW: What Every Body is Saying

I liked this book for so many reasons: the language is simple and the ideas are introduced in a very nice and  simplified approach. They purpose of this book is to help you notice and interpret body language. It is based on an Ex FBI agent experience. It also set simple general rules that one … Continue reading

PERSPECTIVE: Dispelling some Myths about ITIL

PERSPECTIVE: Dispelling some Myths about ITIL

Occasionally, I find people surprised of my interest in ITIL, knowing that the industry I work in is Internet.  With curiosity: “How do you apply ITIL on website and internet!” people ask. In other occasions I found people surprised that I am implementing this gradually without having this as part of a formal and official … Continue reading

TIP: Time-box your tasks

Don’t ever start working on something without defining a deadline! Not defining a time to finish the task or at least to decide on the next step/action is definitely counter productive. Not setting a deadline, puts the task in the control seat! It controls the situation and you keep following it. At best the task … Continue reading

REVIEW: Rework

A nice quick reading that is very suitable for small companies, entrepreneurs, and employees stuck in big corporates bureaucracy. For engineers and developers who are just on board, I believe this book is a must-read. Though most of the thoughts and ideas makes a lot of sense, I believe some are very specific to signal37 … Continue reading