The Right Tools – Reviewing Edge Setting Tools for the Professional

There are always multiple solutions to a problem, as there are multiple tools to use while solving the problem.

My experience with certain applications has revealed the necessity of their presence in my arsenal. These staples are programs I feel any individual wishing to continue their personal development professionally should truly grasp and effectively be able to utilize.

Go ahead and treat yourself to this suite. It is an absolute creative haven and offers remarkable bang for the buck. For just over 50$ a month you get the ENTIRE SUITE OF ADOBE PRODUCTS. The latest versions, the latest updates, the latest new offerings. While there competition is non-existant, I feel that there is a misconception on the power Adobe’s software has to offer – it’s not just for your high school photojournalism class. And if it’s been that long since you’ve dabbled with it, prep yourself.

We’ll start with the absolute basic here – yes I am aware that Acrobat reader is available for free. And honestly, recognize that we take that for granted as they add features to it over time. If you are a professional that is not utilizing Acrobat Pro and settling for reader – you are at a disadvantage.

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The Art of War

Every now and then while striving for career success you brush shoulders with these tidbits of unintentional ‘attaboys’. What I mean by this is that someone who is in a position I respect, and whom I ultimately have to answer to, could merely mention they enjoy the same beer I do – well, I can extract that I’m on the right track for pallet development…

Recently, in a meeting with the highest level of leadership I have the privilege of interacting with, an individual strongly urged the department heads to seek out The Art of War – something I had already sought it. Especially since it was free on iTunes. What struck me though most though, was that this particular individual is decorated in education, experience, and results – but they went on to illustrate multiple forms of media including films that they drew influence from. This is absolutely a tactic I use – I’ve seen enough House M.D. (and grew up around actual MD’s – so calm down) – that I could rattle of diagnostic terms and function in a think tank without making up words.

If you haven’t embraced this method – or even if you have put the self sought learning to the side, I implore you to pursue it. It may even be a topic of business completely irrelevant to your current goals and plans – but if my experience is of any relevance, you might happily be in another position as your path develops.

Now go read that book – its only 98 pages