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Be the Best of Whatever You Are - Kerendahan Hati

Be the Best of Whatever You AreBy Douglas MallochIf you can't be a pine on the top of the hill,
Be a scrub in the valley — but be
The best little scrub by the side of the rill;
Be a bush if you can't be a tree.If you can't be a bush be a bit of the grass,
And some highway happier make;
If you can't be a muskie then just be a bass —
But the liveliest bass in the lake!We can't all be captains, we've got to be crew,
There's something for all of us here,
There's big work to do, and there's lesser to do,
And the task you must do is the near.If you can't be a highway then just be a trail,
If you can't be the sun be a star;
It isn't by size that you win or you fail —
Be the best of whatever you are!Kerendahan HatiKalau engkau tak mampu menjadi beringin yang tegak di puncak bukit
Jadilah belukar, tetapi belukar yang baik, yang tumbuh di tepi danau.Kalau kamu tak sanggup menjadi belukar,
Jadilah saja rumput, tetapi rumput yangmemperkuat tanggul pinggiran jalan…

Why Smart People Make Lousy Teams

By Kimberly Weisul | April 11, 2011 It happens all too often: Put a bunch of really smart people in a room, tell them to solve a problem, and watch as they dissolve into blathering idiocy.Okay, maybe it's not all that bad. But we've all seen groups of supposedly smart people who just can't work well together. That's because, according to recent research from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Carnegie Mellon, and Union College, raw smarts doesn't have much to do with team performance.The researchers placed nearly 700 people into groups of between two and five, then gave them problems to solve, such as visual puzzles, games, negotiations, and logical analysis. Here's what they found: Individual smarts doesn't affect performance. The average intelligence of team members wasn't related to team performance. So if you've got a team that's struggling, putting a couple of really smart people on it isn't going to help.EQ–emotional intelligence–…

10 tools that simplify collaboration

By Jack Wallen | April 7, 2011, 1:38 PM PDTOne of the most important things I do as a writer is collaborate. Whether this is with my editor, with another writer, or with a team, the ability to collaborate takes my work from pedestrian to professional like no other aspect of writing. But to gain those benefits, I need to use collaboration tools that enable me to work successfully with others. Here's a list of tools worth checking out.You might notice that not all tools listed were actually designed specifically for the task of collaboration. Some are communication tools, whereas others serve a much broader purpose. No matter their original purpose, each one makes collaboration much easier. In the end, all that matters is that you can work with your collaborators without having to leave town, host a face-to-face meeting, or run up your phone bill.Note: This article is also available as a PDF download.1: Google DocsThat's right. The mighty Google has finally added a level of coll…

How Content Management System Software Will Change Your Online Life

Whatever your business, content management system software (CMS) is designed to store, organize, create, publish, process and power all your online endeavors. Based on our extensive experience utilizing these applications (yes, there are those of us who use these CMS systems off the clock for our own sites), we came to the understanding that a CMS is a natural, more powerful extension of the blog concept, and decided CMS systems require a separate site to explore and reveal these emerging and dynamic applications. We delve more into the subject with articles on content management system software.
There are literally hundreds of content management system software applications from which to choose. For this review, we’ve narrowed the field down to some of the most-used Open Source software. These applications are based on the PHP language and use a MySQL database, with the exception of the products that are proprietary. Our selections represent only a small cross-section of …

10 things to look for in a KVM switch

By Erik Eckel | April 5, 2011, 1:49 PM PDTIT professionals spending any significant time in server rooms know the importance of good quality keyboard/video/mouse switches. Plagued with a poor performing KVM switch, even mundane tasks — such as cleanly rebooting systems, confirming successful backup operations, downloading and installing OS updates, and completing general troubleshooting routines — become needlessly complicated.Whenever you buy a new KVM switch, you want to make sure it meets your requirements. Review this list to avoid common errors many rookies or budget-minded organizations suffer when selecting a unit too quickly or without performing the necessary homework.1: Proper operationLittle in IT is as frustrating as not being able to properly view a critical system or connect using a standard keyboard or mouse, especially as the issue seems to arise at the most crucial times (an email server is down, the Internet has failed, hundreds of users are affected, etc.). When you…