Sunday, February 05, 2006

Best of Blogs: Utility

I just discovered Rajesh Setty's blog, Beyond Code, and yesterday he put up a great post on the power of leverage, where he sites this example of compiling a list of "useful" blogs at a workshop:
Everyone had to mention one website that they found it extremely useful for their life and/or career. There was a volunteer writing down these websites. If the website was already on the board, the next person had to choose something else. With about twenty people, we got about twenty different websites (apart from Google, Yahoo, MSN etc.) and the reason why they were the favorites for those people.

At the end of the exercise, I asked everyone whether each one of them got at least one website that they were not aware of before. The answer was a big positive YES.
His point is, of course, that "(a)s a group you are always more powerful and have higher leverage than as individuals."

His post also got me thinking about blogs I consider "useful," and my pick would be another new (to me) discovery: Lifehacker, the Productivity and Software Guide. It is now on my daily read list, and it is consistently useful plus a pleasure to read.

So...let's build our own list. What blog(s) do you read that you find useful for your life or career? I'm interested to find out what else I've been missing out on.

And if you don't know Rajesh already, go check out Beyond Code yourself -- it is a great blog.
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