Wednesday, December 26, 2018

The Best of 2018: Seven Posts Worth a Second Look

I began 2018 with the hard (and tedious!) work of moving all my websites to Google's Blogger platform.  (It's a long story... But the move was necessary due to relentless and expensive-to-defend-against attacks by hackers at my old hosting service.) Finally, after the dust settled in April, I was able to gather my energy for creating some new posts.

Looking back over the year, I am proud to say that this new WORTH SHARING website has produced some reasonably good stuff. The following seven posts are the best of the year. You'll find reviews of some simple, useful tools, as well as a couple of meatier posts that will challenge you or shift your perspective. Enjoy! 

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

A Gift for You: Rock-Bottom Prices on Three Books (Project Management Minimalist, PM Minimalist Mentor & WORTH SHARING)

Happy Holidays! Here's my gift to you: BIG SAVINGS on my three most recent books! In fact, I have drastically reduced the prices on all of these to the lowest allowed by Amazon!  (Yep. I tried to go lower, but my Amazon Author's pricing system wouldn't let me go below these.)

The Price Cuts

Here's a summary of these new, lowest-possible prices:
  • All Kindles: Now just $2.99. That's 70% off. (Savings: $7.00 on each Kindle)
  • Paperbacks: 52% - 72% off (Minimum prices allowed for these physical books is based on number of pages, print production costs & other factors.)
    • The Project Management Minimalist: Now just $6.99. That's 72% off. (Savings: $17.96)
    • The PM Minimalist Mentor:  Now just $9.99. That's 67% off. (Savings: $19.96)
    • WORTH SHARING Essays & Tools... : Now just $11.95. That's 52% off. (Savings: $13.00)
Scroll down for details about each book, plus links to background videos & supporting freebies.

  • Book overview:  122 pages of PM guidance, including 35 PM tools with PM "Minimalist Squeeze" strategies for tightening up your PM, tips for working with your team, and lots more!
  • Find it on Amazon:  Paperback version or Kindle version
  • Learn all about this book.
  • Learn about the PM Minimalist Support System & Freebies (videos, audios, coaching tools, performance-based tests & do-it-yourself workshop outline)

  • Book overview:  This is a collection of coaching tools designed to help your project team get organized and work their way through all ten "Nuts and Bolts" Steps as outlined in The Project Management Minimalist. Included: 10 sets of coaching tools and scripted meeting guides, suggestions about which team members should participate in particular meetings and guidelines for facilitating team building discussions. NOTE: You could easily build your own Project Management workshop based on the Project Management Minimalist (above) using this book and the videos, course outline, etc. listed in the PM Minimalist Support System & Freebies (especially see: Recipe for a Do-It-Yourself PM Workshop
  • Find it on AmazonPaperback version or Kindle version
  • Learn all about this book. 
  • Learn about the PM Minimalist Support System & Freebies (videos, audios, coaching tools, performance-based tests & do-it-yourself workshop outline).

  • Book overview:  This is an eclectic compilation of practical PM tools, thought-provoking PM essays and suggestions for helping individual project managers and their teams stay sane while delivering quality finished products. Over 300 pages, it consists of 54 chapters and hundreds of links* to additional PM resources. Most of the chapters were originally published as blog posts and have never before been released in book form.
  • Find it on Amazon:  Paperback version or Kindle version
  • Learn all about this book. 
  • * NOTE:  Some links to the free online references in this book may have changed since the book was originally published. If you're having trouble finding something, check one of these resources: Mike Greer's WORTH SHARING websiteMichael Greer's PM Resources Archives or the free podcasts, articles & team tools in my Inspirations collection.

Friday, November 30, 2018

Video: Monitor Your Air Quality w/Plume, State of the Air, BreezoMeter & AirNow (w/ safety mask recommendation)

California's recent wildfires taught me an important lesson: You don't need to live inside the exact boundaries of a natural disaster to risk the potential health problems it might create. Despite living many miles from those fires, our skies turned brownish-orange and our air quality deteriorated drastically, with fluffy ash accumulating on our cars overnight like tiny gray snowflakes. 

It was scary! And it was made even more frightening by our inability to answer these three simple questions: 
  • Exactly what kind of pollutants, if any, are in our air? 
  • Is it safe to breathe or exert ourselves outside?  
  • If the air's not safe, how can we protect ourselves from the pollution?
After doing some searching, I discovered that there are apps that can help you answer these questions. In the video below, I review a few of my favorites and make a recommendation about a readily-available safety mask that can help you keep your lungs healthy if you need to work or play outside when the air is bad. If you find it valuable, please share it with a friend. It could help you both get through bad air events with your lungs (and your health) intact. 

YouTube Video: Monitor Your Air Quality w/Plume,
State of the Air, BreezoMeter & AirNow (+ recommended safety mask)

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