I just got back from vacation.
I like vacation.
It gives me an opportunity to do all of the things that I really want to do but just can not seem to find the time to do.
This year, I took some time and explored the wonderful world of ITunes.
And what a wonderful world it is.
When I was a development director, it used to bother me, a lot, actually, that, I would have to carve out time from a busy day in order to keep up with the latest trends in development practice.
When ever I read a book or article, my mind was elsewhere, asking
âWhat needs to be done in the office?â
So much for self improvement.
Then I discovered the guilt healing balm ofÂ ITunes.
The ITunes store carries a plethora, a veritable cornucopia, of free, thatâs right, free podcasts from development directors, consulting firms and other development luminaries that detail and discuss the latest and emerging trends in development practice.Â All you have to do is download this wisdom to your media player of choice and pop in a set of earphones.
It makes the drive to the office an educational experience.
A word of caution:Â there is a lot out there and trying to find something that is applicable may be like trying to get a drink from a fire hose.Â I would recommend that you begin with the interviews and articles sponsored by the Foundation Center.Â They are exceptional and cover a wide range of topics.