Photo website. . .

While I was transitioning from one revenue steam to another last year – and doing as much as possible to help Vieques, PR deal with life post the nasty 2018 hurricane season – I set up a site for selling photos. To me, it never got finished but, it’s good enough so I’m not messing with it anymore (for now).

When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence.

~ Ansel Adams

There is still money to be raised for the Vieques Humane Society and I need to get the photos out of here so I’m having an inventory reduction sale.

For the few of you who read this and use the photo site, if you run into issues, you know how to find me!

https://larissaschwartz.photo/

Are you a listener or a reader?

I think I have a preference for writing things down – being a reader – in a business context which is where Peter Drucker would ask people the question. However my theory is that I absorb information in the same detail whether I’m hearing it or reading it.

Are you a listener or a reader? He wrote about it a long time ago in The Effective Executive: The Definitive Guide to Getting the Right Things Done.

If you spend a bunch of time driving to go to and from wherevertheF*** you’re working you can lose your mind. Seriously, the winter they were measuring the snow accumulation in “Gronks” was probably when I started listening to books in the car. The next winter was when I discovered The Princess Diarist by Carrie Fisher. I appreciated listening to her narrate. Carrie definitely made the crazy commuting a little easier that year.

One of the more recent books I listened to was A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership. I pre-ordered that one. Yes, I’m an Audible subscriber.

The basics of management

I borrowed four of the five of these from a woman with whom I had the privilege of working several years ago. Project management. Design processes. Digital or analog. Frameworks are a good thing. SDLC. SAFe. Lean. PMP. Here are the five D’s

  1. Define
  2. Discover
  3. Design
  4. Develop
  5. Deploy

Management of all types, general, project, product, program or otherwise, needs to have good frameworks, too. I carry these five R’s around:

  1. Roles
  2. Rules
  3. Responsibilities
  4. Recognition
  5. Rewards

A little structure goes a long way. For good measure, here are the three W’s of project management basics:

Who is doing What by When

These don’t replace the PMP’s or the MBA’s or the CFP’s or the other credentials, they complement all of those.