e diel, 18 nëntor 2007

Testing Windows Life Writer

Microsoft is not exactly my favorite corporation.  Like many of my friends, I use it because everyone else does and because it is already installed on every machine I buy. 

Microsoft, however, has created this new blogging tool that is pretty nifty -- Life Writer

First of all it links right to my blog.  No more writing and editing in once place (I NEED spell checker) and then cutting and pasting the text into Blogger.

This tool really is WYSIWYG and I can see exactly how the blog piece will appear when it is posted!

On really cool thing is that I can insert a picture exactly


where I want it to be in the text and it stays there.  Better yet, I can actually make adjustments to the photo size, rotate it or adjust contract right in the blog instead of messing with it afterwards.

Another feature is that I can easily add a map.  I went out and searched for California and then specifically looked for Palm Springs.  I had a choice about what kind of view I wanted and opted for the one shown.  It dropped right in! 

An Arial View of Palm Springs

Inserting a YouTube video is equally easy.  Here is one on the Sony Reader.

Once I dropped it in I was able to drag and resize it pretty much at will.

It is simple to add and resize a table

Item 1 Testing item 1 aligned right
Items 2 Testing item 2 aligned center

For some reason I could not get the Plug-in feature to work; but that gives me something more to test.

This tool works for multiple blogs.  I originally wrote it in the eBooks About main blog and then decided it should be in the publishing blog.  I simply went in and changed the weblog designation.  Here it is!

As soon as I write the next paragraph I am going to publish this directly on the blog. 

All in all this is a very cool tool!  You could write a book on your blog using this tool!

e mërkurë, 10 tetor 2007

Knowledge Is Power!


"The Blue Way illuminates the essential political nature of corporations and personal investing-and then charts a course to bring socially progressive investing to a whole new level. This book can change the world." - Ben Cohen. This is an important, timely book. Adamson and Andrew make a compelling case that sustainable investing strategies and progressive economic policies simply work better over the long term.
"Deflation", this book has a lot of interesting history about booms and busts since the 1800s. Moreover, even though history does not repeat itself exactly, the author explains what lessons can be learned. Deflation is a subject that most of us have not thought about much. This eBook will get you thinking. Both of these titles compliment each other. I found them interesting. From experience, when reading Investment, or Economy based books I have a hard time staying stimulated and interested. I found that not the case with these eBooks. New and notable, a must read. Check below for your coupon code to receive a discount on these two titles.

BLUE WAY eBook edition by Adamson, Daniel de Faro
Turning conventional wisdom on its head, The Blue Way shows why socially progressive companies that make political contributions to "blue" politicians and causes outperform "red" companies.The idea that progressives are better at businesses than conservatives will surprise most people - including many progressives. But as The Blue Way shows, in nearly every sector of the economy, blue companies are the top performers. As a result, an investor who places his money in stocks of blue companies will do better than one who chooses red companies or who chooses to invest in the market as a whole. In The Blue Way, Daniel Adamson and Joe Andrew, cofounders of Blue Investment Management, identify the companies that have the most progressive social values - fair wages, equal opportunity, environmental responsibility - and also contribute to progressive political causes (or are at least neutral).
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Deflation eBook edition by Farrell, Chris
Deflation is one of the most feared terms in economics. It immediately conjures visions of abandoned farms and idle factories, and streams of unemployed workers standing in breadlines. In this important new book, Chris Farrell explains that deflation need not presage a collapse. In the process he provides new ways of looking at our economic and financial futures. More than an introduction to the subject, Farrell points out that deflation has always been a fundamental aspect of the business cycle. As they did in 19th-century America, deflation and fast economic growth can coexist. However, the impact on business, consumers, investors, policymakers -- and you -- is the subject of this incisive volume.
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e mërkurë, 26 shtator 2007

Dog eat Dog World. Leaders and Leadership


Dog eat Dog World! Trades, tricks, and quotes from some of the best businessmen of our time. These two titles are inspiring to me for they give a good look from the inside on what drives success. After reading these eBooks, I realize that success and good business come from a variable of places depending on the motivation, whether it is running a household, corporate CEO, or being deamed the "Pit Bull" of your trade. It seems that successful people are not just this species that have this "special gene" that are only a small % of our population, but can be learned behavior from people we admire. Both these titles are a very good read and I had that warm and fuzzy feeling inside... Butterfly's... call it what you will. You get my point! Nonetheless, I too can take a bite out of the successful pie and so can you.

Pit Bull eBook edition by Schwartz, Martin
Welcome to the world of Martin "Buzzy" Schwartz, Champion Trader--the man whose nerves of steel and killer instinct in the canyons of Wall Street earned him the well-deserved name "Pit Bull." This is the true story of how Schwartz became the best of the best, of the people and places he discovered along the way and of the trader’s tricks and techniques he used to make his millions.
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The 100 Greatest Leadership Principles of All Time eBook edition by Pockell, Leslie, Avila, Adrienne
For anyone preparing to step into a leadership role--be it a corporate CEO, business team leader, church deacon, or head of a household--this unique collection of quotes from 100 great leaders of armies, social movements, political revolutions, fashion revolutions, businesses, and nations is sure to inspire.
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e martë, 4 shtator 2007

Business doesn't have to be Busy-ness - Work Smarter, not Harder

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In the changing world of business and industry, working smarter - not harder is the key. Here are two eBooks to help you examine how you work and if it's working for you.

The Three Tensions: Winning the Struggle to Perform Without Compromise (Adobe Reader) eBook edition
by Dodd, Dominic
A manager argued that he could either increase his business unit's margins or its sales, but not both. His chief executive reminded him of the time when people lived in mud huts and faced the stark choice between light and heat: punch a hole in the side of your hut and you let the daylight in but also the cold, or block up all the openings and you stay warm but sit in darkness. The invention of glass made it possible to overcome the dilemma—to let in the light but not the cold. How then, he asked his manager, will you resolve your dilemma between no sales or no margin improvement? Where is the glass?
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"To win, leaders have to push their companies beyond trade-offs. They must find strong growth at premium returns, not one or the other. They must deliver great results today and build for the future at the same time, not push for earnings that can't be sustained. The Three Tensions is about having both at the same time, more of the time. I recommend it to any manager serious about winning."
—James Kilts, former chairman, CEO, and president, The Gillette Company

"Leadership can't be just about telling people what you expect of them. The Three Tensions sets out a range of helpful tactics leaders can adopt to really engage their people in the search for good performance on many fronts."
—Andrew Cosslett, chief executive, InterContinental Hotels Group PLC

"The Three Tensions speaks to fundamental management issues, perhaps the most fundamental. Managers looking for new ideas on how to improve performance will find it very stimulating. I found my own thinking very much influenced by it."
—John Roberts, professor of economics, strategic management, and international business, Stanford Business School

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4-HOUR WORKWEEK eBook edition
by Ferriss, Timothy
"It's about time this book was written. It is a long-overdue manifesto for the mobile lifestyle, and Tim Ferriss is the ideal ambassador. This will be huge."
–Jack Canfield
Co-creator of Chicken Soup for the Soul®, 100+ million copies sold

"This is a whole new ball game.  Highly recommended."
–Dr. Stewart D. Friedman
Adviser to Jack Welch and Former Vice President Al Gore on Work/Family Issues
Director of the Work/Life Integration Project, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania

"Stunning and amazing. From mini-retirements to outsourcing your life,
it's all here. Whether you're a wage slave or a Fortune 500 CEO, this
book will change your life!"
–Phil Town
#1 New York Times Bestselling Author of Rule #1

"The 4-Hour Workweek is a new way of solving a very old problem: just how can we work to live and prevent our lives from being all about work?  A world of infinite options awaits those who would read this book and be inspired by it!"  
–Michael E. Gerber
Founder & Chairman of E-Myth Worldwide and the World's #1 Small Business Guru

“Timothy has packed more lives into his 29 years than Steve Jobs has in his 51.”
–Tom Foremski
Journalist and Publisher of SiliconValleyWatcher.com

Thanks to Tim Ferriss, I have more time in my life to travel, spend time with family and write book blurbs. This is a dazzling and highly useful
–A.J. Jacobs
Editor-at-Large, Esquire Magazine, Author of The Know-It-All

"If you want to live life on your own terms, this is your blueprint."
–Mike Maples
Co-founder of Motive Communications (IPO to $260M market cap), Founding Executive of Tivoli (sold to IBM for $750M)

"Tim is Indiana Jones for the digital age. I've already used his advice to go spearfishing on remote islands and ski the best hidden slopes of Argentina. Simply put, do what he says and you can live like a millionaire."
Albert Pope
Derivatives Trading, UBS World Headquarters

This engaging book makes you ask the most important question that you will ever face: What exactly is it that you want out of work and life, and why? Tim Ferriss is a master of getting more for less, often with the help of people he doesn't even know, and here he gives away his secrets for fulfilling your dreams.”
–Bo Burlingham
Editor-at-Large, Inc. magazine
Author of Small Giants: Companies That Choose To Be Great Instead of Big

"Reading this book is like putting a few zeros on your income.  Tim brings lifestyle to a new level–listen to him!"
–Michael D. Kerlin
McKinsey & Company Consultant to Bush-Clinton Katrina Fund
J. William Fulbright Scholar
"Part scientist and part adventure hunter, Tim Ferriss has created a road map for an entirely new world.  I devoured this book in one sitting–I have seen nothing like it."
–Charles L. Brock
Chairman and CEO, Brock Capital Group
Former CFO, COO, and General Counsel, Scholastic, Inc.
Former President
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e mërkurë, 29 gusht 2007

Back to School - Required Reading Reinvented

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To celebrate Labor day we, at eBooksAboutEverything, are giving you an additional 5% off on these fun titles, to divert you from giving up your summer fun & buckling down to work...
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Jinx by Cabot, Meg
ISBN: 9780061254437
Publisher: HarperCollins e-books
Year Published: 2007
The only thing Jean Honeychurch hates more than her boring name (not Jean Marie, or Jeanette, just . . . Jean) is her all-too-appropriate nickname, Jinx. Misfor-tune seems to follow her everywhere she...(by Meg Cabot, author of, "The Princess Diaries" & "Size 14 is Not Fat Either")
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FOREVER IN BLUE by Brashares, Ann
ISBN: 9780375843181
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Year Published: 2007
By the author of, "The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants,"... Brashares continues to deliver a delightful and comforting story of friendship, life and more from the blue-jean's eye view...
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e mërkurë, 22 gusht 2007

eBook Coupon Code for 8-22 to 8-29

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