My favorites for week 42, 2010

Still in catch-up mode. 5 more weeks to go to sync with my corporate blog …

Big GrinSomething to laugh: my favorite comic strip of the weekabout leadership

This comic strip from “B.C.” is about leadership, obviously. In animal kingdom the leader is called the “alpha” whatever. And he or she usually has to fight for that position to ensure he or she is the strongest one. Same principle in corporate kingdom ? Sort of, more or less.

Anyway, the leader in this comic strip looks pretty relaxed. Leaders in our corporate world usually don’t. They are busy, active, always under pressure. I actually would think a good leader looks like the one shown here. He or she has everything under control – his in-box, her projects, his people, her own schedule. Shouldn’t a smart leader have sufficient time to relax and just observe his troops and only stand up when something unexpected happens to fix it ? Yeah, well, true, probably. It is just: so many unexpected things happen every day. And things of course are unexpected when you didn’t expect them. How obvious is that ? Wouldn’t the objective of smart work and planning be to reduce the unexpected and have plans available when they kick in, so that you still have time for a drink when dealing with it ?


NerdSomething to watch: my favorite video clip of the weekabout the evolution

This little video on youtube takes us through the evolution of life, human culture, technology and finally software. The software evolution takes us through the several releases of Windows and ends with …. Linux of course. I am sure linux enthusiasts will love it !

ApplauseSomething to learn: my favorite tip of the weekabout Lotus Notes Hot Keys

Did you know that you can use F2 / Shift+F2 to quickly increase / decrease font size of a marked piece of text in Lotus Notes ?

  Something to enjoy: my favorite photo  on flickr under a Common Creative licenseabout a morning trip on the River Li

The Li River
"The Li River" by Trey Ratcliff.

Trey Ratcliff had to get up quiet early in the morning and overcome a few hurdles before he could start this trip while it still was dark – on a tiny little bamboo raft. The story behind this photo ( read the description in flickr ) is as interesting as the photo itself. A good photo, I think, deserves at least a meaningful title, and a good description can make it much more valuable.

Something to talk about: my favorite quote of the weekabout knowledge management

There is nothing new under the sun but there are lots of old things we don’t know.

True ! If something is new it is just new to us, since we are the one who didn’t know it before.  And apparently I am good in saying obvious things in this blog posting.


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