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What Should Big Book Retailers Do To Stay Relevant? What Would You Do?

In the news today, Borders is closing all remaining stores. It was unavoidable that a few of the big bookstores were doomed. But even Borders larger competitor, Barnes and Noble is struggling. Both have launched eReaders to challenge the Kindle. B&N’s Nook is doing better than the Borders backed Kobo (which still lives on). The [...]

The Flaw In My Digital Book Plan

We’re out and about in London today. The girls (@jenxmusic & @Emma_Lorene) are out shopping in Coventry Garden for Emma’s birthday. The first stop we made this morning was Waterstone’s bookstore. It’s a great place in a cool building and we picked up about 5 books. The we went to lunch. Emma wanted burgers for [...]

Vilifying Multitasking and Fear Mongering is Counterproductive

As I write this post I’m listening to my headphones, my foot tapping along to the music. This morning while I was driving in to work I was listening to the audio of James Gleick’s The Information: A History, a Theory, a Flood. Wasn’t my brain doing more than one thing at a time? That doesn’t [...]

Being a Geek and Doing More Faster [Books]

For some reason great books come in pairs. This morning I think I just found the next great pair. Being Geek: The Trailer Michael Loop aka Rands in Repose and author of Managing Humans: Biting and Humorous Tales of a Software Engineering Manager is out with a new book: Being Geek: The Software Developer’s Career Handbook. [...]

Why Doesn’t the Kindle Play Music?

Amazon is announcing a new, better, lighter, cheaper Kindle.  With the new version of the Kindle, I’m finally ready to break down and buy one. but something struck me as odd. Why doesn’t the Kindle play music, or any audio for that fact? Amazon sells Audio Books Amazon has a great MP3 Music Download Store. [...]

Dear Book Publishers, Here’s How to Get Me To Switch to ebooks.

Do you see that picture? That’s just the books I keep at work. They are almost all hardback and the ones on the corner of my desk are mostly ones I’ve purchased in the last 2-3 months. This doesn’t count my book cases at home full of books or even the books Jen and the [...]

Are You Inspired By Your Work? If Not You Are Wasting Your Time.

I truly believe that everything about how and why we work has changed. There is no reason to do anything you aren’t inspired to do, if you’re not inspired you are wasting your time and no amount of managerial motivation will change that. I’ve raved about Daniel Pink‘s new book Drive: The Surprising Truth About What [...]

What Is Really Motivating You?

I know I’ve already mentioned our first ever book giveaway contest. Drive is really an amazing book and I feel lucky to be giving it away. Hugh Lee was the first winner of an autographed copy of Dan Pink’s, Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us. We are entering the final days until the [...]

Drive Book Contest Update

Last week I announced that we’d be giving away two copies of the book Drive that I raved about, signed by the author Daniel A Pink (blog & Twitter). I am happy to announce the first winner in our first ever book giveaway contest. Hugh Lee is now the proud owner of an autographed copy [...]

Join our Facebook Page to Win the Book - Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us

A few weeks ago I recommended Daniel H. Pink’s book, Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us, as the most important book you could read this year. I still mean that although I think that John Hagel’s forthcoming book, The Power of Pull: How Small Moves, Smartly Made, Can Set Big Things in Motion, [...]

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