I love Spurgeon. I have an extensive collection of his sermons and various other writings. As well, I fancy I share a number of things in common with the man. We both love to pursue Christ, enjoy fine cigars, suffer the pain of gout, neither have attained a college education, are overly familiar with depression, and the list could go on and on. Most importantly to me Spurgeon knew unbelievable physical pain and would glorify God through that. His first attack of gout came in 1869 at the age of 35 (mine......
OK, this might not have been the best investment I ever made in a book. 90% of the information in this book was easily figured out by myself just simple messing around with the application. There were three distinct pieces of information that got me excited, and ultimately saved me enough time that I think I broke even. If you are a complete novice to MS Office products or if you have no idea what XML is and how it might work, then this book might be good for you. I tend......
This book, written by Peter F. Drucker, concludes with the statement that “effectiveness must be learned” and that the executive’s job is primarily to be effective. While you might initially focus on the word Executive and dismiss the content as relevant only to those esteemed persons who sit on the board of directors, Mr. Drucker drives home the relevance on page 5. Every knowledge worker in modern organization is an “executive” if, by virtue of his position or knowledge, he is responsible for a contribution that materially affects the capacity of the......
It is a great task oriented introduction to the product. I particularly like the fact that it covers “Project Fundamentals” (a.k.a. – Project Management 101) for the new users of the project. So, if this is your first Project and the first time you have used MS Project, you get a great Hands On walkthrough. The later chapters to into slightly greater detail about the application and demonstrate some more in-depth functionality that our team doesn’t currently utilize – but it is great to know it is there and how to get......
Jerry Hirshberg was recruited and subsequently hired to found Nissan Design International, Inc. (NDI). This book “weaves together enlightening real-world anecdotes with the story of NDI’s genesis to illustrate eleven interlocking strategies that came to define NDI’s creative priority.” I found the book to be a refreshing breather from the more typical process, proces, process books that are currently found on the market. No if you know me, you must know that I am a process man at heart, so don’t go thinking that I have experianced a fundamental shift in perspective......
Show Me the Numbers s a practical and commonsense guide that you can use in your business today and every day. – Jonathan G. Koomey, Ph.D. That sums it up! Brendan Lynch suggested this book to me, and it has been a great help in enlightening me in the art of communicating statistics visually. I’ve learned any number of useful tips and guidelines for: When, where, and how to use charts when, where, and how to use graphs when, where, and how to use tables style guidelines for maximum effect how to......
A fun book to have if you have an iPhone. No decent manual arrived with the appliance and I sort of felt like I did when I first spun up Myst, “What the heck am I supposed to do now?”. You know me, I’m 100% bought into the whole Read The Freaking Manual thing – and not having one really threw me for a loop. Other than covering all the things that a good manual should cover, and which most of the rest of you probably had fun figuring out for yourself,......
I have come to appreciate O’REILLY books for their practicality – and this book in particular is a stunning example of pragmatism and practicality. You should read it if for no other reason than that! The author (Steve Souders of Yahoo!) shares fourteen easy steps that any front-end web designer can take to optimize performance. He give a general nod to the fact that most people expect that the back-end is where all the optimization can and should take place, and goes on to demonstrate with stunning clarity that “In reality, for......