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Book review: Linked

A delightful book on the science, power and complexity of networks: that’s how I could sum up Albert-László Barabási‘s book Linked – How Everything is Connected to Everything Else and What it Means for Business and Everyday Life. I believe that in the uncertain, complex and postnormal times we live in it is increasingly important … Continue reading

Book review: The Power of Pull

In an era still pretty much dominated by push – managers push tasks onto employees, brands push messages and products onto consumers… – John Hagel, John Seely Brown and Lang Davison invite us to change our perspectives and embrace the power of pull in their recent book “The Power of Pull: How Small Moves, Smartly Made, … Continue reading

Book review: The Cluetrain Manifesto

And there it is: I finally read The Cluetrain Manifesto! It was on the top of my reading list for ages but somehow other readings always seemed to step in the way. The final trigger I guess came when a couple of months ago I attended Dachis Social Business Summit in London and JP Rangaswami, … Continue reading

Book review: Cognitive Surplus by Clay Shirky

I remember that maybe one year ago Lane Becker (@monstro) occasionally tweeted some quotes from a book called Cognitive Surplus. At that time I knew nothing about the book and little about the author: Clay Shirky. I made amends of the later when choosing “Here Comes Everybody” as my summer reading last year (check my … Continue reading

Summer 2011 reading options

Despite still recovering from the infatuation about Cognitive Surplus and The Cluetrain Manifesto (the latest magnificent books I’ve read and of which I will try to write and publish “reviews” during the weekend… no promises though), I already took the challenging task of deciding what to read next. I turned to my smart and interesting … Continue reading

The Cluetrain Manifesto on art, work and life

I’m currently (finally!!!) reading The Cluetrain Manifesto. For those unfamiliar with the title, it’s one of the most cited books in presentations/talks on the impact of the Internet/World Wide Web and the social media phenomenon on businesses. It’s tagline is a powerful one: “The end of business as usual” and one key takeaway from it … Continue reading