Wednesday, November 20, 2013

site: AlternativeTo - Social Software Recommendations

AlternativeTo - Social Software Recommendations:

Windows 8.1 app samples

Windows 8.1 app samples:
"The samples in this sample pack are available in C#, C++, and JavaScript."
Avatar of Official Windows SDK Sample

Book: Decisive: How to Make Better Choices in Life and Work

podcast interview: Chip and Dan Heath | Daniel H. Pink:
"Decisive: How to Make Better Choices in Life and Work,"

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1st chapter: Decisive: How to Make Better Choices in Life and Work
Decisive: Chapter 1

DraganSr: book: Decisive - Heath Brothers

Book: Eat Move Sleep: How Small Choices Lead to Big Changes by Tom Rath

podcast interview: Tom Rath | Daniel H. Pink

Eat Move Sleep: How Small Choices Lead to Big Changes by Tom Rath:
"In Eat Move Sleep, #1 New York Times bestselling author Tom Rath delivers a book that will improve your health for years to come."

Eat Move Sleep Book cover image

Book: In Search of Excellence by Tom Peters

Podcast interview: Tom Peters | Daniel H. Pink

tom peters masthead

In Search of Excellence - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:
"Peters and Waterman found eight common themes which they argued were responsible for the success of the chosen corporations. The book devotes one chapter to each theme:

  1. A bias for action, active decision making - 'getting on with it'.
    Facilitate quick decision making & problem solving
    tends to avoid bureaucratic control
  2. Close to the customer -
    learning from the people served by the business.
  3. Autonomy and entrepreneurship -
    fostering innovation and nurturing 'champions'.
  4. Productivity through people-
    treating rank and file employees as a source of quality.
  5. Hands-on, value-driven - management philosophy that guides everyday practice - management showing its commitment.
  6. Stick to the knitting -
    stay with the business that you know.
  7. Simple form, lean staff -
    some of the best companies have minimal HQ staff.
  8. Simultaneous loose-tight properties -
    autonomy in shop-floor activities plus centralized values."

Book: How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, Character

podcast interview: Paul Tough | Daniel H. Pink

"The story we usually tell about childhood and success is the one about intelligence: success comes to those who score highest on tests, from preschool admissions to SATs.

But in book How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character, Paul Tough argues that the qualities that matter most have more to do with character: skills like
  • perseverance, 
  • curiosity, 
  • conscientiousness, 
  • optimism, and 
  • self-control."
Book cover