Software Engineering, Project Management, and Effectiveness
I'm always on the prowl for sources of profound insight. At my leadership workshop last week, I noticed the instructor had a wealth of practical insights and distinctions that aren't common knowledge. I asked him his favorite sources of information and he listed two:
I was surprised because I had never read either before (the titles weren't appealing to me.) I picked them up this week and it looks like they're packed with lessons learned and news I can use. I think of The Economist as sharing business and organizational practices. I think of Harvard Business Review as personal development applied to the workplace. Here's a sample of some of the titles from this month's Harvard Business Review:
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Marketing propaganda from "The Economist" touts BillG as saying it's his most important read. It's initially off-putting because many of the articles assume some understanding of the global situation in general and of the global economy in specific. The HBR offers a stimulating variety of articles that always get you thinking. I supplement these "serious" publications with nonfiction (often investigative) and whimsy from "The New Yorker".