Friday, February 03, 2006

Dialogical communication AND books I'm reading

nBlogs are web tools for dialogical communications with an audience that is capable of existing as an online community of shared interests, marketable skills, and needs for reliable comparative product information.

In an age of growing alienation and isolation, with people cynical and hostile toward corporate pension raiding, medical benefit cuts, offshore outsourcing, downsizing, oblivion to the suffering poor and aged, blogs can save the day.

Blogs can humanize corporations, by connecting them more closely with real humans and their real world problems.

Blogs are Dialogical
Communication Generators

"By dialogical person we mean one who, by word or relationship, is in communication with his environment and open to the communication that environment offers, environment in this sense including both persons and things....

The dialogical person is a total, authentic person. He is one who responds to others with his whole being, and not with just a part of himself, and he is able to listen with his heart as well as his mind. He is really present...

The dialogical person is an open person, one who is known first by his willingness and ability to reveal himself to others, and, secondly, by his willingness and ability to hear and receive their revelation."

The Miracle of Dialogue
Reuel L. Howe
(p. 69-71)

Here's what I'm reading as we enter February 2006:


Naked Conversations

Robert Scoble and Shel Israel


Hacking RSS and Atom
Leslie M. Orchard


Information Technology Control and Audit
Second Edition
(Auerbach, 2004)

[NOTE: The most expensive book--retail: $100.00]

Frederick Gallegos,CGFM, CISA, CDE
Sandra Senft, CISA, CIA
Daniel P. Manson, Ph. D.
Carol Gonzales, CISA


Marketing the e-Business
Lisa Harris and Charles Dennis


Creating Web Sites Bible (2nd edition)
David Crowder and Andrew Bailey


The Pursuit of Wow!
Tom Peters


Credibility: how leaders gain and lose it, why people demand it
James M. Kouzes and Barry Z. Posner


The Innovator's Dilemma: when new technologies cause great firms to fail
Clayton M. Christensen


Net Gain: expanding markets through virtual communities
John Hagell III and Arthur G. Armstrong


Beware the Naked Man Who Offers You His Shirt
Harvey MacKay


Managing in the Next Society
Peter F. Drucker


Webmaster in a Nutshell
Stphen Spainhour and Robert Eckstein


Blog: understanding the information reformation that's changing your world
Hugh Hewitt


The Hidden Power of Electronic Culture
Shane Hipps (foreword by Brian McLaren)


Gonzo Marketing
Christopher Locke


Collected Poems
Edna St. Vincent Millay


F'd Companies: spectacular dot-com flameouts
Philip J. Kaplan


A Derrida Reader: Between the Blinds
Edited by Peggy Kamuf

[signed] steven edward streight aka vaspers the grate

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