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An elite law firm in NYC has 12 full partners, nicknamed the Apostles, and various members wheel and deal with big business clients as an opening comes available.
WHAT I LIKED
The story has a very strong “Wall Street” feel to it, but the back and forth between two companies with their punches and counter-punches are fast-paced and real. Most stories in the genre have one or two “business” tricks, but this is much more complicated and relies less on a single tool to advance the plot. The story mixes experienced apostles, with participating associates gunning for a promotion, and even associates and junior partners slogging in the trenches.
WHAT I DIDN’T LIKE
The romance side of the story detracts from the business manoeuvres, as does the one-dimensional side of one of the business clients and their opposing counsel. In addition, there is some seriously flawed treatment of a sexual assault that shouldn’t be anywhere in the story, it’s completely superfluous to the outcome. » Read the rest
I culled a bunch of different sites, but here are the main ones. For most of them, they allow you to upload your own photos or use stock ones, let you add text, some have video options, etc.
To get a feel for them, one of the best ways is to assign yourself a specific sample project. For myself, I have a book challenge that I do every month, and the members want book badges. I have no real skill in doing this. I did my first two months in Powerpoint using existing clipart and the covers of the books we were reading. Kind of cheesy, but hey, they got book badges.
- spark.adobe.com — Adobe’s free tool, although of course they also try to upsell you on Premium templates. Didn’t thrill me.
- https://www.canva.com — There’s a pro version, but not needed. This was more of a business card design, but it had potential.
Many of you have heard of Lynda.com before and if you have, you likely know it as that “IT training platform”. What you may not know is that it has become rebranded as LinkedIn Learning, and depending on how you get to it, you may see different logos. The Ottawa Public Library has an option to log in through their site, for free, you just need your OPL library card and a 4 digit PIN (likely the last four digits of your phone number, unless you changed it).You can find the link through OPL / BROWSE / ONLINE RESOURCES / LYNDA.COM
The main page will ask you for both your library card barcode number and your PIN to let you log in, and then ask you if you have ever had a Lynda.com account before — if you have, you can enter the info from that and transfer all your training history over to your new account. » Read the rest
For those who are in language training, or who simply want to take advantage of some extra time to work on their language skills, the Ottawa Public Library has some language resources available. You’ll need an active OPL library card for it to work, and if it prompts you for a PIN you don’t know, it is probably the last four digits of your phone number. If you’re not in Ottawa, your local library likely has similar setups.
On the OPL website, choose Browse / Online Resources and then one of the following resources.
A. THE CANADIAN ENCYCLOPEDIA
While at first glance this may not seem like a “language resource”, it has lots of info about Canada and it is available in both English and French presented at a fairly junior reading level.
I already mentioned in an earlier post (OPL resources: Research tools while working from home) that the library has french and english newspapers and journals too. » Read the rest