Industry News Digest: March 4
welcome to another installment of Easy Projects’ Monday digest.
This week we’ve got 3 great project management news articles, and 2 interesting technology posts for you.
Hope you enjoy:
Our guest post at PM Hut illustrates 3 common, but incorrect, assumptions about project management.
To be honest, a large portion of my love for this article rests on the fact Tony Adams used the word “shmuck” in his title. Besides that however, this is an interesting little story about how Tony learned the 4 key attributes to successful leadership from watching Jim, a fellow PM, who at first seemed to contribute nothing but charm to his company. Later on, Tony had an epiphany, realized Jim’s genius, and became a great leader in his own right.
Keeping with this week’s (unintentional) theme of how to be a successful project manager, here’s a post from Inc.com that delineates an inspiring list of the 9 core beliefs of success people. My favorite would have to be the last: The extra mile is a vast, unpopulated wasteland. Keep in mind, that truism may be even more true on Mondays.
Mashable brings us bios of 10 children, all under the age of 16, who have designed and implemented their own apps and programs. For example, there’s 12 year old Thomas Suarez, who is famous for his iPhone game “Bustin Jieber” where you can smack good old Biebs in the head Whac-A-Mole style as he scurries across the screen. Most inspiring is Steven Gonzalez Jr., who, after fighting Leukemia, developed a video game called Play Against Cancer, to help other cancer patients his age.
TechCrunch covers the story about the SOCCKET, a regular soccer ball that converts the kinetic energy from your kicks into electrical energy. Developed specifically for developing countries, 30 minutes kicking around the SOCCKET can power a lamp for 3 hours.
Hope you enjoyed this week’s stories. Check out last week’s top articles, and be sure to come back next Monday for next week’s news.
Vanessa Fiorido watches a lot of YouTube at work. Sometimes she blogs about project management.