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My Top 10 Productivity Mobile Apps for 2014

Continuing my post of My Top 10 Mobile Apps for 2014, I share my top 10 productivity enhancing mobile apps. In the last year, I found myself using the smartphone mobile more and more, not requiring me to use my laptop many a times. These apps allowed me to access my data anywhere and allowed me to be ubiquitous online.My Top 10 Productivity Mobile Apps:Calendar: While there are many Calendar apps available, I settled for native HTC Calendar app as my preferred app. The native app allow me to sync…

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My Top 10 Mobile Apps for 2014

The year 2014 was the year when I feel I actually started using my smartphone smartly. I could get much of my work done on my mobile, many a times not requiring me to switch on my laptop. In the new few posts I will share with you my top apps for networking, productivity, music, photography, chats, reading/news and games. Since I use an Android phone, the links below are Google Play links. I am sure you can get most of these apps for iPhone and perhaps Windows Phone.My Top…

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It’s Been a Rather Quiet 2011 Here

It’s been a rather quiet 2011 on this blog. Thanks to a couple of guest posts, there were 12 real posts in the whole year. As I reflect on last year, the usual excuse of getting very little time was the first one that sprung to mind. But in reality, I think I just didn't make enough effort. There were many blog posts that crossed my mind that didn’t get written. Many reflections that I wanted to share, many questions that I wanted to explore. Hopefully 2012 will be a…

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2010 Redux

2010 was a rather quiet year for my blog. My blog didn’t see much of me this year, only 24 posts this year. As for my other social media presence, it’s been mostly quiet all across. My RSS reader missed me, on many occasions I would mark 1000s of unread items as read and try to start again. Tweeting also took back seat. Tweetstats tells me I posted only 854 tweets in 2010 against more than 2000 the previous year. And still, sometime during this year, this blog completed three…

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11 Reasons NOT to Ban Social Media in Your Organization

Jane Hart seeks rebuttal to reasons commonly given by organizations for banning social media at work. I have heard some of these. Here’s why I believe organizations should NOT ban social media, rather find ways to leverage it. Some of these are in the Indian context of hiring and retaining workforce. I am adding an 11th reason that I have heard for why organizations ban social media that could perhaps make it to the list.11.          Social media takes up too much of company’s Internet bandwidth hampering other work.Given the advantages…

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Top 10 Qualities of a Good Manager

Loved this post by Taruna Goel where she asks if you are a manager by choice or by chance. Taruna nails it when she shares her view of top 10 qualities of a good manager. These are:It is about people.It is about management.It is about mutual respect.It is about work ethics.It is about being responsible and accountable.It is about letting go. Good managers never micro-manage.It is about communication.It is about thinking out-of-the-box.It is about developing yourself.It is about still being friendly.Head over to her blog to read the whole post.

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The Year That Was 2009

Here’s a look back at the popular posts on this blog and where readers came from during 2009. Top 10 posts: eLearning and Content Development Salaries in India. Also in the list were posts inviting participation in the survey and the 2008 salary survey findings.Rules for Kids and Teenagers for Facebook UsageInstructional Designer CompetenciesGetting Started with Instructional DesignLearn and Lead (About)Blogs by Indian Learning Professionals and CompaniesWeb 2.0 Quotient - version 1.1Indian Learning Professionals on Twitter, updated list hereInnovation in Indian Learning Industry5 Reasons Why You are Not Being Promoted…

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Top Learning Resources of 2009

2009 was a continuation of my journey of online self-learning. I share with you the top learning resources from my PLE (personal learning environment) for the year 2009. I have found these valuable in my learning during the year. This is definitely not a comprehensive list. Here are my top learning resources for the year 2009 (in no particular order): Twitter has been one of the most valuable learning tool for me this year. You can find the learning professionals I follow here and here.Stephen Downes OLDaily newsletter – The…

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Indian Learning Professionals and Companies on Twitter

I have updated my list of Indian learning professionals on Twitter. I have included company Twitter accounts in the list. Feel free to leave a comment to suggest more professionals and companies who should be on the list. I have been less discerning this time and have included all professionals who have more than one tweet on the list. Also listed them in alphabetical order. You can now use the TweepML link to easily follow these professionals on Twitter. aanteladda - aanteladda Education Strategist, Coach, Bridge, Entreprenuerial Catalyst, Mum abhijitkadle…

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4 R’s Meme: Favorite Posts

Ken Allan tagged me to a rather unique meme, the 4 R’s Meme: Favorite Posts. He asks those tagged to select 4 of their favourite posts from their own blog, one from each of the categories: Rants, Resources, Reflections and Revelations. The posts are then listed with a brief summary on each describing: * why it was important, * why it had lasting value or impact, * how you would update it for today. The intrepid bloggers are to tag all of their selected posts with the label postsofthepast and…

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