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Industry News Digest: September 24, 2012

Here’s the second edition of what we like to call our weekly “what you have missed while you were not looking” feature. This is the place where we collect some of the interesting news and commentaries from the week that pertain to project management, productivity, leadership, teamwork, as well as technology and business stories… In short, anything that might be of interest to someone who is either part of a team, or is managing a team.


Project Management

“Can you close that project?” – Top ten reasons why projects do not close

A good guide on why the seemingly easy task of labelling a project that work has been completed on as “closed” from an experienced project management consultant.

10 Strategies for Getting a Faster Response to your Email

Michael Hyatt helps us deal with “those” types of people – the ones you need to work/communicate with, but are very slow in their responses (admittedly, it is not always their fault!).


How Apple Killed the Linux Desktop and Why It Doesn’t Matter

Wired takes an in-depth look at the story of Linux – the under-underdog of operating systems with a very dedicated, albeit small, following.

RIM’s Mike Lazaridis Plans to Turn Waterloo into “Quantum Valley”

Especially relevant for fellow Canadians, The Verge covers the futuristic plans of Ex-CEO Mike Lazaridis.


Business Insider on why iPhone 5’s 5 Million Phones on Opening Weekend is a Disappointment

Not a lot of companies could be feel concern for selling “only” 5 million phones on the first weekend of a phone’s release. (For comparison, the Galaxy S 2 of Samsung, considered to be the turning point that allowed Samsung become the mega-competitor to Apple it is today, sold 3 million in 55 days, but went on to sell more than 30 million units in five months) However, according to Business Insider, that is what’s appropriate for Apple if one is to dig deeper into the sales data. Interesting read for sure.

That’s it from us for today! Please feel free to add in your news stories in the comments section below if you think we have missed something major from the week, and we’ll be happy to add it to this post with a special thanks to you!

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