11 January 2012

What I'm Reading

Big list this week:
  • Good advice for all of us: take it easy on yourself and others.
  • Avoid these common networking mistakes.
  • Tips to get more people sharing your blog posts.
  • Jay Daughtry's innovation lessons from football - love it!
  • The App Fallacy. (I feel compelled to point out that Lindy Dreyer said it first.)
  • Fantastic advice for young and aspiring leaders.
  • 10 New Year's resolutions for fundraisers (you could swap out "member" for "donor," and they're equally applicable to association professionals).
  • The most annoying business terms of 2011.
  • Stefanie Reeves's 7 lessons from 2011.
  • Shelly Alcorn's 5 terms for 2012.
  • Vinay Kumar reminds us that, in order to have space to say "yes," sometimes we have to say "no" first.
  • 120 social media terms you should know. (Actually you probably do already know all or most of these, but this is a convenient collection of definitions when you have to explain something to someone else.)
  • What stories are - and aren't - we telling ourselves? And why?
  • Deirdre Reid recommends some great new habits for 2012.
  • MIT's Technology Review has a fascinating piece about privacy in a world without walls (login required).
  • Are we reaching a social media saturation point? Maybe – here’s some good advice to make sure your ratio of signal to noise remains strong.
  • 5 challenges for nonprofits in 2012, via the Chronicle of Philanthropy.
  • Jeffrey Cufaude, facilitator extraordinaire, is going to be examining the concept of facilitation every Friday in 2012 to "help you change how you think, and ultimately, change the consequences you help create."
  • Solid Google+ advice for nonprofit brands.
  • After having recently re-read Julia Child's My Life in France, it only seemed natural to move on to re-reading Julie & Julia. I have to say, I was really disappointed with the movie adaptation. Meryl Streep and Stanley Tucci were fantastic as Julia and Paul Child, and I normally love Amy Adams, but I thought she did a lousy job as Julie Powell. It seemed like they were trying to make Julie Powell "nicer" for the movie (cutting down on the drinking, swearing, and Silence of the Lambs jokes), and all they succeeded in doing was removing her edge and making her whiny. Anywho, the book remains good fun.

No comments: