the Best of the Web for Corporate Geeks - December 2011
We would like to finish the year with a roundup of the best articles we published in 2011 and the best articles we found on the web this month. Highly recommended to all corporate geeks. :)
The Best Articles on the Web
- Why I Hire People Who Fail - Jeffrey Stibel makes an interesting point: "Mistakes are the predecessors to both innovation and success, so it is important to celebrate mistakes as a central component of any culture."
- The 10 Best TED Talks of 2011 - ReadWriteWeb shares the best TED talks of 2011. What better way to spend some of your time, than to listen and learn from the best?
- CEO pay jumps 36.5% - CNN published some interesting data about the salaries of CEOs in 2011. Who says we are in an economic crises?
- Symbolic Violence and Social Media - A great talk and article by Luca Sartoni about "violence", social media and social symbols. Really interesting read.
- Five Things You Should Stop Doing in 2012 - At the end of each year, most of us make resolutions for the upcoming new year. Here’s a list of proposals to include on your 2012 list and change your life for the better.
The Best Articles on Corporate Geek in 2011
We would like to end this month’s roundup with a summary of the top 3 articles we published on Corporate Geek in 2011:
- Examples of Poor Project Management - Planning Without Creating a Work Breakdown Structure - I was pleasantly surprised to see that many of our readers enjoyed the article on why you should not plan your projects without a work breakdown structure. If you haven’t read it yet, you should.
- Examples of Poor Project Management - Overusing Positive Words - This is more of a rant which I wrote as a result of working with people who overuse positive words. Apparently my experience was familiar to many of our readers.
- Examples of Poor Project Management - Not Seeing the Woods for the Trees - Richard Newton wrote the year’s third most popular article. It explores the reasons why there are many projects without clear objectives, scope, etc and how not to fall into the trap of working on such projects.
As you can see, the series with examples of poor project management proved to be quite popular in 2011. Most probably we will resume it in 2012 and publish more articles on poor project management.