Book Review – The Stranger’s Long Neck: How to Deliver What Your Customers Really Want Online

If you have a website or produce content for a website, then you really need to pick up a copy of The Stranger’s Long Neck: How to Deliver What Your Customers Really Want Online* by Gerry McGovern. This book talks about how you can create a better experience for your viewers by attending to the critical tasks. It looks at critical tasks, navigation, search, and the effect of noncritical tasks on your website performance. Read the rest of this entry

Ethernet connections throughout the house with Netgear 1200 Powerline kit

I am thrilled with my new sets of Netgear Powerline 1200 and Extra Outlet (PLP1200-100PAS)*. For a year, we have been running two computers off of wireless with less than stellar results. With the Netgear Powerline 1200, we jacked up the speed without hardwiring our house. We are now actually pushing internet through our house electrical system. If you are trying to get faster speed to your game controllers, computers, and TVs, then check out this product.  Read the rest of this entry

Book Review: Show Your Work! 10 Ways to Share Your Creativity and Get Discovered

“It’s not enough to be good. In order to be found, you have to be findable” (Kloen, 2014, location 19).

As Austin Kleon began his book, Show Your Work!: 10 Ways to Share Your Creativity and Get Discovered*, he emphasized that in order to be successful in today’s world you need to be able to be found. One way to be found is to share your work, show your work, and work out loud. The fact that he wrote about showing your work and working out loud is what attracted me to this book. I think it is a very useful book to help individuals start working out loud in this new world. Read the rest of this entry

Book Review – Smarter Faster Better: The Secrets of Being Productive in Life and Business

If you are looking to be more productive, want to set better goals, and achieve those goals, then Smarter Faster Better: The Secrets of Being Productive in Life and Business* may be the book for you. Charles Duhigg wrote this book and it covers 8 principles to increase productivity and be more efficiency. Read the rest of this entry

Book Review – Working Out Loud: For a Better Career and Life

Even before I heard Harold Jarche speak at the National Extension Technology Conference, I had been interested in this concept of working out loud. I started working out loud formally when I started a blog for a graduate class. Even before that I was sharing things on social media. I realized early that social media was a powerful place to share things. Recently, I had completed reading two books on the topic of working out loud. The first book is Working Out Loud: For a better career and life* by John Stepper.

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