Academically Famous
By August 31, 2012 0 Comments Read More →

Academically Famous

My research and commentary on the use of digital in the federal election has been cited in two books.

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Velocity: a book that understands its ‘why’ and values
By August 5, 2012 0 Comments Read More →

Velocity: a book that understands its ‘why’ and values

I finished reading Velocity last night. I suppose the obvious joke is that it was a fast read. And it was, really. It was also a bit of a ‘lucky’ book as it happened to be in the right place at the right time to ensure a short time in my reading list since I […]

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(Re)Writing the Book on Employee Communication
By June 26, 2012 0 Comments Read More →

(Re)Writing the Book on Employee Communication

It opens like this… In the early morning on June 13, 2011, a group of 181 professional communicators from all ends of the earth gathered in a meeting room at the IABC World Conference in San Diego, California to re-write the book on employee communication. A remarkable 500+ ideas were generated in just 40 minutes. […]

Morris Lessmore reminds us of the power of books and stories
By October 13, 2011 0 Comments Read More →

Morris Lessmore reminds us of the power of books and stories

Oh wow! Whitney Hoffman called me early last month eager to get my opinion of an innovative new children’s book experience. “It’s called The Fantastic Flying Books of Morris Lessmore,” she said. “I’m really interested in what you think.” Andrea, my wife, and I ran a podcast and blog about children’s books and their creators. We […]

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The Myth of Digital Democracy
By May 16, 2011 1 Comments Read More →

The Myth of Digital Democracy

The danger of telling people what you’re reading is they can keep tabs on the rate at which you read. It adds an element of pressure to the reading which should otherwise be a leisure activity, even if the book relates to the work you do. I started reading Matthew Hindman‘s “The Myth of Digital […]

It’s all good (a review of Content Rules)
By December 26, 2010 0 Comments Read More →

It’s all good (a review of Content Rules)

I wasn’t planning on rushing to read the book Content Rules. The truth is, I wasn’t even planning on buying it right away. My copy came as part of my registration fees for the Social Media Breakfast Ottawa Event featuring one of the book’s co-authors and my friend, C.C. Chapman. I only had it in […]

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Do more with other people’s content
By December 18, 2010 0 Comments Read More →

Do more with other people’s content

It’s become amazingly easy to audio and video record events. Recognizing this, many events have embraced Creative Commons or a similar principle which allows participants to freely record, excerpt and even publish full recordings of presentations — presenters, of course, must buy in to the model. For the purpose of this post, lets call these […]

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Strange Things Happen
By October 24, 2010 0 Comments Read More →

Strange Things Happen

If you can get past the adjective-heavy writing, Stewart Copeland‘s book Strange Things Happen: A Life with The Police, Polo and Pygmies has a couple of core messages making it worth the read. CREATIVITY’S A BUFFET Copeland is known first and foremost as the drummer and founder of The Police. His drumming style was innovative […]

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CrushIt!, passion and the AE formula
By January 5, 2010 3 Comments Read More →

CrushIt!, passion and the AE formula

If you’re not familiar with WineLibrary.tv, you need to know something. Gary Vaynerchuk is wildly passionate about what he does. I’m talking truly stratospheric passion. He’s harnessed that passion to his energy and drive to turn his family’s wine business from a $4 million to a $50 million dollar business. And, he continues to build that […]

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Yes, and…
By January 4, 2010 1 Comments Read More →

Yes, and…

One of the challenges I have is finding enough time each day to read. This means that a book like Trust Agents, which would take the casual reader a couple of weeks to read, takes me about three months. Chris Brogan and Julien Smith aren’t just two people capitalizing on the the trend of pumping […]

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Review of The Business Podcasting Bible
By January 1, 2007 0 Comments Read More →

Review of The Business Podcasting Bible

Authors: Paul Colligan and Alex Mandossian Published: 2006 Morgan James Publishing ISBN: 1933596376

Tricks of the Podcasting Masters
By July 16, 2006 0 Comments Read More →

Tricks of the Podcasting Masters

Tricks of the Podcasting Masters (TotPM) is the latest book about Podcasting. This offering by Rob Walch (Podcast 411) and Mur Lafferty (Geek Fu Action Grip) was released at the beginning of June. In the interest of full disclosure, I haven’t read any of the previous books (in their entirety) – probably because I didn’t […]

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