Happy April Fools Day everyone,
Although I tried for at least 5 minutes to come up with a witty little trick to play on you all today, my efforts proved fruitless. I hope you all can forgive me. To help, here are some great project management news posts and business articles from the past week:
Here’s a guest post we wrote for the Tech Republic last week about the common mistakes that prevent you and your team from getting the most of your project management software. Check out the link to learn more.
This Easy Projects guest post first appeared on Business 2 Community, and then later on the PM Coach. This article lets out 5 little known secrets about what it takes to become an effective project manager.
Our final guest post of the week was featured on the Project Box. It takes lessons learned from the social media world and applies them to project management. Twitter is a very educational tool, obviously.
The Financial Post tells the story of Nick D’Aloisio, who, at 17, has just sold his mobile startup company, Summly, to Yahoo. In the span of two short years, after founding Summly at 15, D’Aloisio has received investments from Hong Kong billionaire, Li Ka Shing, Twitter king, Ashton Kutcher, and even Yoko Ono. With those names behind it, and now Yahoo, I’m betting Summly will go far–and I don’t even know what the mobile app does.
Turns out that Instagram photos now play a role in calculating your Klout Score, which to those who do not know, specifies how social media popular you are. With this new metric in mind, we all better brush up on our food and cat photography skills, because those seem to always be the most popular shots.
April Fools Fun
Simply Zesty brings you a summary of the day’s best pranks, including Twitter’s ban on vowels, Scope’s Bacon Mouthwash, and the infamous Google Nose. Really though, the most impressive thing about this list is the speed at which it was compiled. I mean April Fool’s has just begun and some Simply Zesty go-getter has already archived all the fun.
To round it up for the week, Google and Microsoft poke a bit of April fools fun at each other.
I hope you enjoyed the articles this week. Be sure to come back next Monday for more news.