As an avid reader, I often stumble upon good articles on all kinds of subjects relevant to my work life, even if not directly related to email. Instead of focusing on email marketing this month, I'm sharing some non-industry link love. I hope the following articles will intrigue and enlighten you. And, well, maybe you've also always wondered about those ridges on quarters.
Getting more hours out of the day, doing your best work and finding inspiration: The Professional's Section
- Getting constructive feedback: The 99% blog shares how to get honest and helpful feedback from employees, peers and your boss.
- Manage your energy, not your time: Harvard Business Review offers tips to feel stronger, live better and work smarter.
- 10 things I learned from failure: Inc. Magazine shares what's gained from entrepreneurial growing pains.
Understanding your changing role, creating a villain to market against and using your time and technology wisely: The Marketer's Section
- What is your brand against? Harvard Business Review reminds you that sometimes the story works better with a bad guy.
- A hammer is not a house: Jay Baer points out a critical difference between the metrics we need to measure and the tools we use to measure them.
- The new roles of a marketer: ClickZ walks through the many roles marketers fill these days, and how to succeed at each.
Creating the perfect playlist, discovering what's beyond happiness and why there are ridges on a quarter: The Trivia Buff's section
- What's beyond happiness? The New York Times reviews life milestones and teaches how to achieve joy at every stage.
- Create the ultimate exercise playlist: No matter the exercise, research suggests that music helps. Use Lifehacker's tools to find your sweet beat.
- Why are there ridges on a quarter? Mental Floss teaches us why our 25 cent piece has a rough edge, why the other coins do not and why the number of ridges varies.
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