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! 

Introducing the PDF Collection: Useful Tools and References To Go! -- Worksheets, checklists, book chapters, infographics & more... These PDFs on a wide range of topics are free and ready to download. 

Overwhelmed by Angst? “Spit on Your Hands & Get Busy!” (Including a Quick Start Guide to Banishing Angst) -- This post will help you figure out how to get moving when you feel like giving up. It's a combination pep-talk, collection of great motivational quotes and a practical, step-by-step guide to pushing through angst to get productive again.

Quick-Reference PDF: A Dozen Free Google Apps to Keep Your Family or Team Organized -- This powerful reference will help you find great free Google apps that work on all your devices and "in the cloud" to help your family or project team get organized and become more productive.

Travel Back in Time, Through the Mountains of France & Around the World with Robert Louis Stevenson -- Author of such timeless classics as Treasure Island, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and A Child's Garden of Verses, Robert Louis Stevenson also created some not-so-famous travel treasures that you can enjoy, absolutely free, as ebooks from Project Gutenberg. This post (also available as an audio download) is a quick overview of some of these, including sample passages and links to your free ebook downloads. 

Video Tour of Podcast Addict: Capture or Stream Podcasts, Live Radio, Music & News -- According to the Google Play Store: "Podcast Addict is the #1 Podcast App on Android with 8+M downloads, 400K reviews, 1 Billion episodes downloaded and an average rating of 4.6/5."  This video demo will show you how it can help you capture & stream podcasts, audio books, news feeds & live radio on your portable device.... and how you can listen online or offline! 

Introducing My PM Resources Archives -- My PM Resources website site has been reorganized as an archived collection. And it's LOADED with good stuff on Project Management (PM), PM Minimalism, working with project teams, and more. You'll find links to PM tools, videos, audios, position papers, references and pretty much anything and everything I've ever published. 

Reality Check: Practical Tools for Finding the Truth -- Those of us who live in democracies are facing a couple of crucial questions: Are we going to keep allowing ourselves to be "played" against each other by sophisticated hacker-propagandists who distort our reality with cherry-picked half-truths and outright lies? Or will we take responsibility for finding verifiable truths so we can make good decisions as well-informed voters? This post shares some simple tools to help you find find and confirm the truth.