Sunday, January 15, 2006
Business blogger bible now in bookstores
The best book on blogs is now in bookstores:
Naked Conversations: How Blogs are Changing the Way Businesses Talk with Customers
by Shel Israel and Robert Scoble (forward by Tom Peters).
John Wiley & Sons, Inc. publishers
I went to Barnes &amp; Noble yesterday and bought it.
The sales clerk said it just arrived, and she had to go into "the back" to get a fresh brand-spanking new copy of this treasure.
I feel like I should not post for a while, wait until I read the entire book at one or several sittings, and then post something with the white hot lamp of your revelation burning and brightening my vivid braincells and stem.
I just flipped to a random page, page 79, last bulleted item: "Blogging saves money, but costs time."
See? Pithy. Profound. Clever. Hip. Too much to believe. The highest praise I can give a business book: it reads like a title in the Harvard Business School Press catalog. Astonishing, as Seth Godin might say.
This IS the Bloggers Bible.
A first in the history of the beloved blogosphere.
EDIT UPDATE: Oh, yeah. I forgot to mention, I'm mentioned twice in the book, see page 137 and 234.
EDIT UPDATE 2: It seems that Vaspers the Grate is the first known person to purchase Naked Conversations in a retail bookstore. I have entered a footnote in the history of the blogosphere.
"Stephen Streight buys Naked Conversations in Peoria"
[signed] Steven Streight aka Vaspers the Grate
Posted by steven edward streight at 1/15/2006 08:48:00 PM