View Full Version : rec'd to improve skills by listening?
05-18-2006, 08:30 AM
I have an 8 hour bus ride coming up and I am one of those people that can't read, write, or type on buses. I am looking for something worth listening to that can help me get a little more savvy with just about anything that will improve my productivity or relationships, such as finances, basic computer technology, project planning and management, negotiation or some other productivity skills. I have DA's fast Cds but I have grown tired of them for the time being. If I can get the CDs from Barnes and Noble, Amazon or my library, that would be a plus.
05-18-2006, 09:36 AM
I listen to lecture courses from The Teaching Company, http://www.teach12.com. They record college professors lecturing on all kinds of topics, and present them in CD or DVD format. I've been a happy customer for about 5 years. But watch for the sale prices -- every course goes on sale at least once a year, and that's when you want to buy it. Paying full price gets pretty expensive.
05-18-2006, 10:53 AM
I am a big fan of podcasts. Many podcasts are worthless, many podcasts are about podcasting only and many contain just cross-interviews with other podcasters but there are several pearls. My favourite podcasts are:
-- Manager Tools (http://www.manager-tools.com/)
-- David Maister's "Lessons I've Learned" (http://davidmaister.com/podcasts/)
-- Motivation To Move (http://www.motivationtomove.com/)
A lot of great things here.