Whats on my reading list
I’m a voracious reader. I spend a lot (both money and time) on books. Blogs bring in a lot of flexibility and casualness to such a habit. I keep modifying my reading list according to perceived benefits. Here are some of them:
HBS Working Knowledge: From Harvard Business School. Academic discussions on management.
InsideCRM – The CRM Industry’s Web Resource, PGreenblog & The CRM Consultant: Being a CRM consultant, I look for blogs providing decent CRM information. I added these blogs recently on my reading list. So far I am happy with them.
Raven’s Brain: She has good information on project management. Not only that she collates pretty good articles on project management too.
LinkedIn Answers: Management: Another very professional and active discussions on anything related to management – projects, people, outsourcing and so on. I’ve found these discussions to be focused and stimulating, to say the least.
ElementalTruths.Com: Reg Adkins is a behavioral consultant. I found his early writings to be very informative. I feel that recently, he has deviated from his core strengths. But I still keep reading him.
Grey Sparling PeopleSoft Expert’s Corner: I’m from Vantive world who moved on to Peoplesoft world. I don’t develop in Peoplesoft but manage two projects (with some excellent team leads) in Peoplesoft. Tips from Grey Sparling helps me understand Peoplesoft little better.
The Django community aggregator: I’ve recently started with Django, a web framework in Python. I find Django easy to learn and Python easy to code. Hopefully I can develop some decent, useful applications in Django. I already developed SOL, a Twitter clone for our department use.
Joel on Software: I’m not sure if this should be under Technical or under Management, because Joel speaks authoritatively on both topics. Whatever be the topic, his articles are very informative of the subject.
programming: what’s new online: Reddit’s collection of articles of interest on Programming. These articles are rated socially and hence generally worth reading.
Scott Hanselman’s Computer Zen: I stumbled on Scott Hanselman’s blog while looking for useful tools. He not only blogs about useful utilities but about .NET as well.
The Yourdon Report: Ed Yourdon is the authority on System Analysis and Design. Those concepts introduced by him are still so relevant. I admire his energy – he blogs, travels a lot, micro-blogs and still come out with good articles.
LinkedIn Answers: Technology: Related to LinkedIn Management Answers. I don’t find this discussion forum that useful like the other one. Yet, time to time I get some valuable tips from this forum.
Just a little something:I envy Anita’s photography skills and admire her nomadic spirit. Every time I see one of her photos, I wish to shoot like that. I visited her Photography Exhibition too.
Ouch My Toe!: Jammy can make you laugh. Sometimes louder. With all the sarcasm, I wonder how he is not yet put in jail or divorced (his wife is the point of jokes in most of the entries).
Prabhu n Ferrari: If you understand Tamil, be sure to read his He-She series. They are humorous. He should publish his series using the Depot’s self-publish service.
Tasty Palettes: Food blog of an ex-colleague. I’ve not yet had the opportunity to taste her work; but looking at her photos I am sure they are a treat.
Walk in the clouds: I can’t understand all of Seema’s poems; I am no good in literature. But the ones I understand are fantastic; most of them are romantic; few others are inspiring.
Quotes of the Day: List of famous quotes. Not just inspiring quotes; but funny ones too.
Geek & Poke: Cartoons on IT folks. I know Dilbert is a famous one. But some how I like Geek & Poke.
Joke of the day: Another site for relaxation.