I thought this was an interesting article.
For another side project I looked into some self-publishing tools for creating a children's picture book. I have landed on Blurb x Book Wright for now. I created a book (for free) and have ordered a proof (for $20) which will help me better understand what I need to correct and optimize.
I was fortunate to be a guest at a TED event at their NYC HQ over the weekend. I can't wait for these talks to be available online.
I was asked a question about creating individualized checklists but then aggregating data from those checklists into a single data repository that can be viewed by a few people. I believe that the IMPORTRANGE function can be used to accomplish this, though some front-loaded setup work would be required to make it happen.
Google Forms (now?) allows you to receive a notification when a form is submitted, though it does not send a report of the form. Just an email that it has been completed with a link to view the submission. I thought by now they would have improved the reporting options. Next step will be for me to find a way to not only send a summary of a response each time a form is completed, but to also send it to certain recipients AND to ignore empty field.
"Harley tore down the existing plant and built a new one. Unlike most factories I’ve seen lately, the new plant in York has people everywhere. There are no robots on the main assembly line (they have various peripheral jobs); instead, hundreds of workers, operating in teams of five or six, manually build each motorcycle. This seemed like an expensive way of doing business, but Magee said that experienced, skilled workers, unlike robots, can constantly adjust to new information."
The New Kid is a terrific graphic novel about middle school and modern culture. The writing and format of the book make for an engaging, compelling story that could not have easily been shared another way. The middle school students at my school will have the opportunity to read the book and meet the author soon.
I knew that Survey Monkey has question logic as a paid feature but I could not figure out how to do it in Google Forms. Of course, a quick Google search revealed that you first need to add a new section before the option to 'go to section based on answer appears.'
I had read bits and pieces of Peter Senge's The Fifth Discipline, but only recently had the chance to pore through the entire work. It's a perfect balance of scholarly writing and accessible approaches. It is one of the required texts for a class I will be teaching this fall at the Columbia School of Professional Studies.
...most geniuses—especially those who lead others—prosper not by deconstructing intricate complexities but by exploiting unrecognized simplicities.
This is a quote from a Sports Illustrated article which Steve forwarded me about Peyton Manning midway into his tenure with the Denver Broncos.