Evomend is offering timeless resources.
«Timeless»? A blog? Are you serious?
Yes, I am.
To me, Personal Development isn't about learning the Top 200 keyboard shortcuts. That's why I'll never list any of them here.
By Timeless Resources, I don't mean religions. That's why you'll never find any higher being mentioned here.
In between there are a lot of things we can share and be enthusiastic about. This is what you will find here. I'm posting new articles twice per week or twice per year.
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Welcome to Evomend!
Rolf F. Katzenberger
Where to start?
Let me introduce a couple of typical postings here at Evomend:
- I enjoy writing series like Protect your inbox, on how to handle your email, RSS newsfeeds, telephone, …
- Topics like Getting Things Done (GTD) raise a lot of questions, also for experienced users. I try to answer them in an application-oriented manner, like in What is (not) a GTD context?
- Last but not least: sometimes, the usual style of book reviews feels a bit superficial - having read such a review, I couldn't even tell what the book was all about. I'm writing the book reviews I'd like to read myself, for instance in Tim Ferriss's The 4-Hour Workweek or Stephen R. Coveys «The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People».
Why is this blog bilingual?
Because I feel comfortable about expressing my thoughts in both languages. Depending on the topic, either English or German words pop up in my mind at first. I complete the article in that language and later translate it into the other one.
Translating, by the way, isn't as easy as I sometimes want it to be. A URL, for instance, needs to be replaced by a link to an equivalent site in the respective other language. Sometimes, I just can't find them. Writing styles are completely different, too. Translate an English text verbatim into German, and your German-speaking readers may mistake you for affected and over the top. Translate a German text verbatim into English, and your English-speaking readers may mistake you for dull and pessimistic. Fascinating!
Who are you?
So you really want to know who I am.
Fine. I'm a happily married, seasoned system analyst and coach, working as a freelancer. Before, I've been a software developer, trainer, consultant, team lead, director of software development, director IT & organization.
Maybe one day I'll figure out a really cool way of lolling in my easy chair, sipping at a cup of coffee. Then I'll ask my wife to quickly take a photograph of me. Until then, I wish you a fairly good laugh every day, about something else...
Thanks & Credits
My biggest Thank You goes to my friends Frank Westphal for tirelessly triggering kaizen cycles and to Michael Schürig for persistently questioning the sense and meaning of Evomend. My blogging pals Stephen Smith and James helped me a lot providing excellent advice on content and layout: Thanks!
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Rolf F. Katzenberger
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