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  Tuesday, November 29, 2005

project management hardhatHere are some Books on Project Management that I would like to rcommend during the course of my learning ( and also still trying to write a proj. management handbook of which some initial chapters are here) and my rating ( 1 to 5 stars - 5 stars being best):

1.) Thomsett, Michael ( 2002), The Little Black Book of Project Management, New York: Amacom
– **** Excellent entry level project management book containing a collection of basic (more…)

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business book in a lecternHere are some of the list of some of the best business sellers books I have been reading over the last 10 years. It emphasizes importance of staying on your feet, proper utilization of information that will aide in the planning and eventual execution designed to preserve the company’s competitiveness during the ever-changing business environment.

1.) Gerstner, Louis ( 2002), Who Says Elephants Can’t Dance, New York: Harper Business
- **** Gerstner, IBM’s CEO from 1992 to 2002 shares the insights (more…)

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  Sunday, October 09, 2005

Moving Bizdrivenlife

I am now updating and moving to the new bizdrivenlife site here.

I will still maintain this site as a mirror site for some days and weeks, but most of my new posts will be at the new site.  In the next few days, I will also transfer the so that if you are using this as your marker, you will be redirected there.

If you are using my feedburner RSS to download my posts, which is as follows:, then I have redirected it to download from the new site, so you don't need to do anything.  However, if you are not downloading anything new, pls. go to my new site, and subscribe to the Feedburner RSS on the upper left corner of the blog.

I hope that by moving my blog into WordPress, I can be more flexible, and it will be easier for you to search, locate the information you want, as well as notice the better organization of the new site.

The same 8 subcategories will still be there, and I have taken also the liberty of transferring some of the top posts the last few weeks there.  My selected writings for the last one year is also there.

I am hoping with this new setup, I will be able to more easily communicate with you, and scale even better heights.

As usual, thank you for your support, and your comments are always welcome.


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  Monday, September 26, 2005


I've corresponded with Julian Bond since I started becoming acquainted in Ecademy.  He has a wide range of interest, and I have been very impressed with his expertise on Drupal, a blogging and content management tool that powers Ecademy. He also has a blog that talks about mostly Google and Skype which are excellent technical analysis on how to get the best of these 2 technologies.


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  Sunday, July 17, 2005

How to Know your Page Rank and Link Popularity  (techdrivenlife)   (selected articles in bizdrivenlife compiled)

If you want to know how good your website or blog is, especially in Google, you can go to this  free site to know.  Google terms it as PageRank and it is possible to query this.  This will indicate how influential you are, and what is your probability to have a higher search ranking when people search for certain keywords.

If you want to know specifically how many websites link to you, this site will also give you how you fare in statistics from 4 sites, Google, AltaVista, AlltheWeb, and Teoma.




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Increasing your Blog Readers and Search PageRankings  (Reviews)

I happened to drop by this great site, written by Darren Rowse.  He has just earned over $10,000 from Google Adsense for the month of May 2005.  He has a site that teaches how to earn from blogging.

Apparently, there are many techniques, foremost of course, is to increase your readership from both the quality and quantity of your posts -- but how do you get readers in the first place.  Obviously, from being able to get the search engines to refer to your site, and to get your readers to come back.  Once that is done, the more people who visits you, the more potential clicks your ads could get.

I spent well over an hour on his site, and here are some of the great links.

Adsense Tips for Bloggers1

Also in this series is Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7 and Part 8.

Blogging for Dollars

How to Keep First Time Readers to your Blog Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4

Also some great categories:  Blog Promotion TipsSearch Engine Optimization Tips, as well as a link to a Search Engine Journal.

I hope you profit from it as well as I did, not only in money, but in terms of insights.


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  Sunday, June 26, 2005

MarketingSherpa's 2005 Best Blog winners   (Reviews)

Marketing Sherpa announced their top 10 blogs as chosen by 2,065 tough judges who carefully evaluated 52-nominated blogs to pick them.

Best individual's blog on the general topic of marketing and advertising

Seth Godin's Blog   tn_trophy201.gif

Honorable Mention: Adrants

Best group weblog on the general topic of marketing and advertising

Winner: MarketingVOX

Honorable Mention (Tie):
Marketing Genius
Church of the Customer

Best PR-topic blog

Winner: Media Guerrilla guerrilla

Honorable Mention: Strategic Public Relations

Best B-to-B marketing-topic blog

Winner: Guerrilla Consulting

Honorable Mention: B-to-B Lead Generation Blog

Best blog on small business marketing

Winner: Duct Tape Marketing

Honorable Mention: Small Business Trends

Best blog on online marketing

Winner: Chris Baggott's Best Practices in Email

Honorable Mention: Charlotte Li's Blog

Blogs on Search Marketing

Winner: Search Engine Roundtable

Honorable Mention: Brad Fallon

Best Blog on Niche Marketing  tn_trophy155.jpg

Winners (tie):
Ypulse - Media for the Next Generation

WonderBranding - Marketing to Women to women

Honorable Mention:
Lipsticking- Smart marketing to women online

Best non-English-Language Blog

Winner: MarketingFacts (completely in Dutch)

Honorable mention: Media Culpa (in Swedish with some English)

Top readers' choice write-in vote

Winner: Easy Bake Weblogs

Honorable Mention: Collateral Damage (CMO Magazine) view.html?ID=401

Details on this SherpaMarketing link.


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  Saturday, June 25, 2005

Review of a Game Site  (Reviews)

I chanced upon this site Gawken - Video Game News & Stories. 

Although I am not much of a gamer, I could see the site as interesting, informative and well designed.  If you are a game aficionado, and loves to play and get the latest updates on PS2, Xbox, Nintendo, PSP, and others, this is a great site that gives succinct summaries of what is happening when and where.


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  Sunday, June 19, 2005

LinkBlog 1  (Reviews)

I am starting to include in my reading reviews also reviews of links -- effectively what industry would call a linkblog( first here, but soon only in my readings/linkblog category).  Here I share  some of the great web sites I read and track, which I have not had time to put into my blogroll, or those sites which needs to be initially explained why the site is so compelling.

First is you should try to check out the site, Ask Dave Taylor.  This is a great site where an industry guru answers( and he has answered over 500 of them)  common questions on using technology, from windows xp, to ebay, to blogs, to playstations,  to web design, and the like.  To get started, you might want to check out his specific questions to the most popular questions he has been given, which many will also be of interest to you.

Another great technology news site, in which the author presents a neat summary of updates is LastRider's blog.

Pls. feel free to write me if you want to be included --- no promises....  Please note that my linkblog is very subjective.  It has to be a blog I like, and it has to talk about issues that I am interested on, and consistent to my Bizdrivenlife tagline, ' a technology entrepreneur's take on winning in business ... and in life.'



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