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Vidyarjan Nugget # 8

Using charts in business presentations seems to be an easy task. Just put the data in Excel, which will give you good looking charts, which can then be copied and pasted in PowerPoint! So easy!
 
While the mechanics of using charts in presentations is as simple as mentioned earlier, using the most appropriate chart for communicating the right message requires good amount of thinking. The book titled, say it with charts, provides definitive advice on how to do it systematically. The author of this book, Mr. Gene Zelazny is the Director of Visual Communications at McKinsey & Company. That fact itself establishes the credibility of the book even before you start reading it. But it is only after reading the book; you find it as a real treasure.
 
The link to this learning resource is http://bit.ly/vnl0008
 
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Vidyarjan Nugget # 7

If you are looking for a mobile app that provides bite-sized lessons for learning about digital marketing then you will find Google Primer app very useful. This app initially had lessons only on digital marketing but has added many new lessons on topics such as business planning, selling, and brand building.

This app is absolutely free to use. Though we have not read all lessons, whatever lessons we have read, we found them of high quality. The same content is not available on any web site. It’s available only in the form of mobile app. And yes, the lessons are not in the form of long articles but rather in the form of mini-cards, which you see one after another.

As the name suggests, the learning content is at the beginner level and does not have in-depth coverage of any topic. So it’s good to use if you need an introductory view of topics such as email marketing, analytics, and brand building.

The link to this learning resource is http://bit.ly/vnl0007

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Vidyarjan Nugget # 6

Glossary presents an alphabetical list of technical terms in some specialized field of knowledge. We have found an useful glossary of business terms. It is published by The Guardian and has 300+ business terms with easy-to-understand meaning. Check it out and let us know whether you find it useful.
 
The link to this learning resource is http://bit.ly/vnl0006
 
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Vidyarjan Nugget #5

Mindfulness has become one of the most popular ways to mitigate the stress at workplace and home. While there are so many books, articles and sites telling us what is mindfulness and how it works, we would recommend this 10-minute video to get started with mindfulness. Obviously there are more things to know but this video can be a good starting point if you are not sure what is mindfulness and how it can help.

BTW this is a TED talk recorded in year 2012 and has got more than 9 million views. It’s delivered by Mr. Andy Puddicombe, who has written three books on mindfulness and has co-founded an online healthcare company called Headspace.

The link to this learning resource is http://bit.ly/vnl0005

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Vidyarjan Nugget #4

The first time we heard the term, Digital Thread, we were not sure what it could mean. Later we learnt that it is a new manufacturing approach that uses digital technologies throughout the life cycle of the manufactured goods. But we were very delighted to watch a video series that explained this concept so well. This video series consists of 10 videos of duration ranging from 3 minutes to 8 minutes. It took us almost an hour to watch the videos and read the accompanying text.

This video series is provided by MIT Sloan Management Review and Deloitte Insights. We liked its engaging storyboard supported by superb video shoot. You too may like. Do share your feedback.

The link to this learning resource is http://bit.ly/vnl0004

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Vidyarjan Nugget #3

Have you heard the term, blended learning or flipped classroom? It’s a new trend in education and some see it as a future of education. While we too see it as future of education, let us not get into that discussion now. Instead, let us share a 6-minute video that neatly explains the idea of blended learning (and flipped classroom). We would like to hear your opinion on whether this idea makes sense and will it be the future of education. Please write to us!

The link to this learning resource is http://bit.ly/vnl0003.

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Vidyarjan Nugget #2

Harvard Business Review (HBR), a well-known and highly respected business publication offers a digital product, HBR Ascend. It is a mobile-friendly web site, targeted for young professionals. It offers short articles, classified into six sections viz. Managing Your Career, Managing Your Work, Working with Others, Managing people, Thinking like a Leader, and Communicating. HBR Ascend has identified these six skills as essential skills for young professionals and the articles are meant to improve these skills.

A link to each article on the site also mentions the time it would take to read that article. The time typically ranges from 3 minutes to 7 minutes. So you can access this site to learn something new whenever you get some free time to access your smart phone.

The link to this learning resource is http://bit.ly/vnl0002.

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Vidyarjan Nugget #1

We have been learning for so many years that we think we know how to learn. However, you will be amazed to know how much we don’t know about learning after completing an online course, “Learning How to Learn”. Taught by Dr. Barbara Oakley and her colleagues, this course provides tips and techniques for efficient and effective learning.

The only challenge with this learning resource is time! It will take 6-9 hours to complete this course! Alternatively, you can google “learn how to learn” and can read the summary or takeaways posted by the students of this course. Did we tell you that this is one of the most popular online courses and is rated 4.8 / 5 from 37,000+ ratings?

The link to this learning resource is http://bit.ly/vnl0001.

Happy learning!