Book Review: The Big Book of Social Media Case Studies, Stories, Perspectives by Robert Fine

By | Dec 17, 2010 at 3:51 am

Sam Feist, VP of Washington Programming for CNN Worldwide, said it best in the preface, “social media is now at the heart of the movement of information in this country.” If you haven’t noticed that yet, you sure will by the time you finish…


Book Preview: The 4 Hour Body – Engineering Better Sleep

By | Dec 15, 2010 at 2:51 pm

I was a big fan of Tim Ferriss’s first book The 4 Hour Work Week as it offered some tips and tricks on how to escape the 9 to 5 for a lifestyle of freedom and pleasure. The 4 Hour Work Week was a…


Google Launches Largest Online Bookstore

By | Dec 6, 2010 at 4:13 pm

This could be a troubling day for Amazon, Barnes and Noble and Apple as the eBook race just added another competitor: Google. Last week there was an announcement from Google and today they launched the Google eBookstore. But they didn’t just launch it with…


The Power Of Reciprocity In Business

By | Dec 1, 2010 at 6:29 pm

If you’re active in social media, you’ve probably thought about reciprocity on one level or another. Perhaps someone has been very generous in re-tweeting your tweets. Maybe some person or company rep reached out and offered you some suggestions after they saw a complaint…


Book Review: 101 Things I Learned in Business School

By | Sep 2, 2010 at 6:42 pm

Don’t have funds, time, or desire to go to Wharton, Harvard or even a community college class to get a handle on business principles? Michael W. Preis has an answer for you wrapped up in a 5×7 book called 101 Things I Learned™ in…


Book Review: Delivering Happiness is About Company Culture

By | Aug 13, 2010 at 10:47 am

On the New York Times Bestsellers list, Delivering Happiness: A Path to Profits, Passion, and Purpose chronicles the success of Tony Hsieh, the CEO of Zappos. The book is part history, part business, and part happiness movement from the most successful online shoe retailer. …


Self-Publishing: Why a 1st Time Author Chose Lulu

By | Jul 21, 2010 at 1:32 pm

You can’t be on Twitter for more than a day without seeing a link to someone’s self-published book. Whether it’s an ebook, or an actual paperback or hard cover, the options for self-publishing are endless and have leveled the playing field for anyone with…


Social Media Hour: The Engage Book, Samovar Tea & Mindfulness in Business

By | May 18, 2010 at 2:03 pm

This week’s conversation focuses on a single theme taking two distinct views. The show starts off with communications expert, author and all around social media rock star and friend Brian Solis. He’s been on the show in the past to talk about his book,…


SXSW: Is Innovation Fair?

By | Mar 18, 2010 at 10:02 am

Andrew Keen is no stranger to notoriety and criticism.  His book “The Cult of the Amateur,” published in 2007, drew some harsh feedback from the technology community, as he argued that: “a sea of amateur content threatens to swamp the most vital information,” and “blogs…