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Web 2.0: A Strategy Guide – Professor and Speaker Amy Shuen Captures the Essence

In Web 2.0: A Strategy Guide, author Amy Shuen demonstrates subject mastery from the first sentence. Steeped in her topic (she’s taught it at Wharton, Haas School of Business, CEIBS and École Polytechnique), the reader gets detailed information on the meaning of Web 2.0. This isn’t a book filled with hype–it provides theory, thoughtful detail and is practical. Chapters end with strategic and tactical questions. The illustrations and screen captures provide depth and clarity. Companies like Flickr, LinkedIn, and Facebook are used as case studies.

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Say what People Will Hear

Yesterday I watched someone I adore do something that doesn’t serve him. If you find yourself not persuading as well as you like, think about your choice of words. For people to be really “gotten”, they need to connect with others. Not with bigger words, said faster. But with simple words, said slower. Focusing on  More

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The Heron

In a few weeks, I’m doing a talk on Passion. It’s one I’ve never done before. I find my mind goes to the topic often — to define it, to frame it, to come to terms with what can one teach vs. what can one show. And, so in my normal way of pondering, I  More

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Three Cups of Tea

Just finished this book about a month ago. It hasn’t left my consciousness. Greg Mortenson (a local guy in the Bay Area) tries to summit Everest and fails. The guy who helps him nurse back to health was awesome. Greg feels a bond of debt and promises to help this guy’s village. They need a  More

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Writing Must Create Context

I’m writing a book. Or, at least, I hope to be writing a book. A bunch of the stuff I’m working on now is thinking about who it serves, it’s purpose, it’s vision and the breakdown of the big ideas into smaller ideas that tell a story. One thing is clear. A great deal of  More

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