I know I am suppose to write this post before the year end, but with travel and children I ran out of time.
So, in no particular order here is what has happened and what rises above the rest when I think of 2008:
- E started kindergarten and Z started preschool.
- I posted my favorite business books of 2008 over on the 800-CEO-READ blog and Inc.com worked with us on their selections.
- Jack and I turned in the manuscript for The 100 Best Business Books of All Time in April. And we just got finished books today and they look great. The book hits shelves February 5th.
- My 91 del.icio.us bookmarks remind of these yummy sites:
- We survived the snowiest winter on record in Waukesha. I think it was 109″.
- That turned into a flooded basement after warm weather and some huge rains.
- Mac Apps you should be using: NetNewsWire for RSS feeds, Ecto for blogging, VoodooPad for note taking, and possibly WriteRoom for a clutter-free writing space.
- Mac Apps to consider: Things (I use to manage to-dos in BaseCamp, but I think I like this desktop/iPhone combo better) and TweetDeck (allows filtering, grouping, and searching all in one Tweeter app)
- I posted 305 tweets this year. I would have never guessed that and TweetStats tells me I have been accelerating my use of Twitter.
- Music that worked for me:
- This American Life provided the best description of the credit crisis I heard, read or watched anywhere. Listen to The Giant Pool of Money. It is worth all 58 minutes. In second place is Michael Lewis’ Panic, an anthology of articles, reports, and missives on the bubbles we have gone through since 1989.