the Best of the Web for Corporate Geeks - August 2011

For quite a few months now, we propose to you for reading very diverse articles on a wide range of topics. The month of August is no exception. I hope you are ready for another episode of the Best of the Web for Corporate Geeks.



  • Don't Forget To Be Human - Mitch Joel recently published a nice blog post about how technology makes it easy for us to be less warm and human and how we should aim to use it to actually express humanity. Technology should be about humanity, not about cold technology.
  • Creating Good Looking Timelines in PowerPoint - Speaking of technology - we found a great add-in for Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007 & 2010. If you need to make presentations with timelines included (e.g. status report for your project), you should definitely give it a try.
  • Presentation - The PPM Marketplace, July 2011 - One of the most interesting presentations about project and programme management, comes from Arras People - an agency which offers professional recruiting services. They talk about the current market conditions in the field of project & programme management, salary distribution, the demand for talent & certifications in this field. Even though it is based on data relevant mostly for the United Kingdom, it does share information that’s interesting to anyone working in this field.
  • 10 questions to help you write better headlines - If you are writing articles, books or lots of e-mails, you might want to read this article.
  • Five myths about entrepreneurs - Think of starting your own business and don’t have the guts to do it? Reading these myths might convince you to beat your fears and actually do it.
  • Nine Do's and Don'ts for Dealing with the Disgruntled - Are you managing people who seem to be grumpy all the time and spread but bad vibes around the office? This simple checklist from Rosabeth Moss Kanter (professor at Harvard Business School) might help.

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