Ive been reading 'Wisdom of the Crowds' by James Surowiecki. If you
Ive almost finished it, and I would strongly recommend it. Will blog a
On Jan 29, 6:34 pm, David Jones <david.jo...@gmail.com
> 1. "Made to Stick" - Chip Heath - if you have a product seeking to be
> discernibly different.
> 2. Suprised not to see the now ancient cluetrain manifesto - not sure if the
> social folks now think its passe/wrong but I think that midsize-enterprises
> are almost, sorta, kinda grokking that a conversation should happen with
> customers, so its relevent to me.
> 3. If you have a team of developers (as opposed to coding founders)
> PeopleWare by the venerable Tom DeMarco/Lister. Some ideas are old, some
> ideas are timeless.
> Going back to Ryan's original "fluff" question: A frustration I have with
> some books like Freakonomics and Blink is they are clearly one or two theses
> padded out to a mandatory word-count - by Chapter 5 I feel the author is
> stealing my valuable time. Many ppl on this list are producer/creators
> rather than consumers and probably feel the same. Its weird the book
> substance is for creators but the content is for consumers. *sigh*
> Contrast with the economy of cluetrain or Cory Doctorow's 90 page fiction
> books - they seem to respect the reader more. I'm not being ADD, I loved
> gaiman's longer "american gods" (but I digress)
> BTW Ed:- love the quote: "he was doing cloud computing back in the 1960's
> :)" - that made me smile - emperors/clothes anyone?