We start this weeks collection of links with a couple of funnies. Roberta Hill, who writes about personality assessments, found this primer on how NOT to do PowerPoint presentations. And Jessica Hagy's Index Card on Tuesday made me smile. I've got all three, and they are - at least to Cynthia.
On July 4 I wrote about things that should go without saying. On the 9th, the anonymous author of "Dumb stuff I read on resumes" told this tale of something that should go without saying on a resume.
Two days before I wrote about my painful lesson in New Zealand, Dave Peck wrote this nice tip about how learning from failure "improves effectiveness and enhances leadership." If only I had been caught up on my reading. Dave's post would have made a great entree to my story. Ah well...
Katie Konrath, a new blogger who has quickly become a favorite of mine, brings us a fascinating tale of innovation in Malawi. I agree with her - this is far more impressive than the iPhone, given the resources available to Apple versus those available to William Kamkwamba.
I'll close with a couple of neat articles about distractions and focus. Jason Alba neatly lays out the problem and offers a few tips, in "What keeps you up at night?" and Christine Kane defines her version of the problem and begins exploring the solution.