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Thank you for visiting my blog. I am a Cofounder & Technical Advisor here at the BeyeNETWORK. Having covered the business intelligence and data warehousing industry for more than 15 years, I'm looking forward to a more interactive form of communication with all of you. Please share your comments and thoughts!

 

 

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This booked is a tamed down version of Clue Train Manifesto that I talked about last week. However quieter in its approach it still hits the mark when helping you understand Blogs as a powerful tool. Its a good read for any company thinking about blogging as well as an aspiring blog author.

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The guys cover topics like Bloggings's Six Pillars:
1.Publishable.
2.Findable.
3.Social.
4.Viral.
5.Syndicatable.
6.Linkable.

The authors are great practitioners at the art of blogging Robert Scoble is a relentless self promoter and widely followed net personality (he is now far too busy to even sign copies of his book I know first hand as he's tuned me down twice) and while I have never met Shel Israel I think highly of him as he used the power of his blog Global Neighbourhoods to assist in the search for my friend David Koch when he was lost on a mountain in Vancouver in 2005.

Naked Conversations is a good addition to your reading and learning about the culture and power of internet enabled media.

Tags: Naked Conversations, Robert Scoble, Shel Israel


Posted May 12, 2008 5:37 AM
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This is a must read for anyone who is still trying to figure out what the heck Web 2.0 is. Christopher Locke, Rick Levine, Doc Searls, David Weinberger all take sections of the book and rant and rave about the way the world is changing, how business as usual is evolving and how it will not wait for you.

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As I mentioned above this is a must read for any executive thats in charge of marketing or branding at small or large companies. Sift through the ranks and open you eyes to the interesting changes that citizen journalism and other forms of empowered media are effecting the way the world interacts with companies.

I won't lie, I did skip a few paragraphs here and there, many of the points that are made can be absorbed quicker than the authors thought. I do recommend the book.

More information on the Clue Train Manifesto


Posted May 5, 2008 5:24 AM
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I think this one was more about wishful thinking than anything else. I am a classic workaholic I work 8:30 a.m.- 6:30 p.m. every work day, followed by 9 p.m.-12 a.m. most evenings and I generally put in between 5-15 hours over the weekends. So when I met Timothy Ferriss the author I was sold just on the title alone. Its an interesting book, a little impractical but once you get into it you will become jealous of the lifestyle he leads.

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I think the best take away from the book was how Tim handles email. Once in the morning and once in the afternoon. He turns it off the rest of the time thus eliminating the distractions that come with that annoying little pop up window. Try it for a week and see if it helps.


Posted April 28, 2008 5:10 AM
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I get asked from time to time about what books or resources I use to keep up on technology. I thought it might be fun to share them here in my blog so moving forward I will try to add books that I am reading or have read.

I'm presently finishing up The Big Switch by Nick Carr. It a great book and does a wonderful job of helping you understand how computing is becoming just like electricity. There's a lot to this theory and if you run a company or are a software or systems providers you had better have your mind wrapped around where computing is going.

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I talked a little about this topic in a post earlier this week so check that out too.

Tags: Nick Carr, The Big Switch,


Posted April 21, 2008 5:16 AM
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