Thursday, February 3, 2011
Daily Thoughts 2/3/2011
This morning, I discussed the electronic content devices grant we are working on with my colleagues. I also checked the displays, did some weeding, and spent a bit of time thinking of what I plan to do next week. It was a very slow day.
I read some more of Power Why Some People Have It-- And Others Don't. I learned some things that seem important. If you want to have influence it is important that you make decisions about budget and you manage other people. The more people you manage in a position and the greater budget you have access to, the further it moves you along in your career. The second thing that I learned is that your social network is the second most important thing in your career after your technical skills. This means having a wide array of links to other people increases your options. I wish I had read this years ago.
The Google Chrome Browser now supports Marvel comics http://chrome.marvel.com/
New York Times Starts an Ebook Bestseller List http://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/industry-news/publishing-and-marketing/article/46005-the-times-unveils-e-book-bestsellers-combined-lists.html