Archive for personal development

professional development courses

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on December 17, 2008 by ruyoung

a few weeks back posted a list of 100 free business and entrepreneurship courses from ivy league schools such as mit, columbia, and berkley. among them are:

these courses are a great place to start for general information, whether for professional development or to be well versed in various topics that may come up at the next neighbourhood mixer or an industry networking opportunity.


Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on January 6, 2008 by ruyoung

i just downloaded moodle, a free and open source software package, so that i can play around with developing my own online courses.

though i know what content i want to put in it, i really have no idea what i’m doing, so this will be quite a challenge. i’ll post updates when i make important discoveries or great accomplishments.

innovation books

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on December 4, 2007 by ruyoung

yesterday i stopped at the library to pick up two books that i find fascinating.

the first is innovation killer: how what we know limits what we can imagine – and what smart companies are doing about it, by cynthia barton rabe

innovation killer

and the other is one that i’ve mentioned here before – think better: an innovator’s guide to productive thinking, by tim hurson.

my office is closed for the holidays, so i’ll be reading these in my downtime.