Coffee Reads of the Week– face to face

Some of the articles I enjoyed reading over the net are worth sharing, too. Check out my weekly posts via the Coffee Reads series. I’ve got my google reader to back me up so do also check out my shared reads. Enjoy!

management: Project Estimation Using “Use Cases” by Samuel Prasad

According to the 2009 Report from the Standish Group, almost 68% of the project were canceled, delivered late, did not meet product specifications or were over budget.

business: 4 Lessons from Billionaire College Entrepreneurs by Michael Deane

Find a need and fill it. Think outside of school. Use your school projects for larger goals. Don’t let school get in the way.

entertainment: Our Favorite Vampires by Miss Cellania

Here’s a round-up of notable vampires from 2007 in mental floss: Vlad the Impaler, Nosferatu, Count Dracula, Vampira, Barnabas Collins, Count Chocula, Blacula, Elvira, Count von Count, Lestat de Lioncourt, vampire bats.

green living: Postscripts on Little Steps Forward by Chit Juan

Going green does not have to be boring. Going green is simply being thoughtful. How will I leave this world much better when I found it?

entertainment: Women with Balls – Top 10 Fierce Pinays by Amber del Fuego

One great thing about being Filipina is that our society is relatively progressive when it comes to gender equality. Recently, we even beat the US in the World Economic Forum’s list of countries for having one of the smallest gender gaps for women.  We are the only Asian country in the top ten list and praised for our “drive for smaller gender gaps in labor force participation and wages.”

entertainment: Lourd de Veyra gets down and dirty on TV5’s Face to Face by Lourd de Veyra

A flying shoe always makes for good show, be it in Iraq or Novaliches. This afternoon, a shoe flew in the direction of Melvin Tiplado, a tricycle driver accused of not returning things absentminded or drunk customers lose inside his vehicle in the dead of night. The shoe’s trajectory sweeps across Amy Perez, the host who protests, “Sandali lang! Sandali lang!” deftly premature confrontation between the tricycle driver and Joan, a woman in her early 20s. Her story: one night, she left her wallet and cellphone in Mang Melvin’s tricycle.

technology: WordPress looks to cure writer’s block by acquiring Plinky by Ben Parr

Auttomattic, the company behind, has acquired inspiration tool Plinky from Thing Labs, who are also creators of the Brizzly Twitter app.

career: Fun Ways to Beef Up Your Resume by Charles Purdy

Study a language. Enroll in an acting or improvisation workshop. Learn something new. Turn a a hobby into a business. Volunteer. Write. Get physical. Get social. Explore a new career. Be creative.

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