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My weekly inspirations: December 17, 2012

dec17Here are the things that I think are worth reading and checking out this week:

How to Craft the Perfect Presentation

I have written and talked for years about the fact that presentation is a subtle and difficult art form. This article looks at the art of how to craft the perfect presentation and especially interest generation which is one of the most important types of executive presentations you can make. Get it wrong, and there probably won’t be another opportunity to make any other presentations. Read the article here.

The Jeff Bezos School of Long-Term Thinking

99U has combed through a dozen interviews and profiles on the CEO and pulled out a handful of his day-to-day habits that can help you keep an eye on the long-term. Read the article here.

Apple’s 6 Simple Rules for Designing a Killer iOS App

This article look at the 6 simple rules that the designers of the app Spun learned after working with the designers at Apple for 5 months.  I have also been through that experience and it not only shows this type of investment is what gives Apple such amazing content but these are rules that I apply to designing any experience. Read the article here.

5 Reasons Leadership Falls Flat

Leadership is an art and you can read a dozen books on leadership and attend just as many leadership seminars without finding any answers.  This article look at the fact that your employees won’t follow your lead if you make any of these five common errors. Read the article here.

The top 20 HTML5 sites of 2012

A look back at the top 20 sites that blazed a trail with HTML5 in 2012.  See all the sites here.

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