If you want to read something that gives you chills, check out The Shallows by Nicholas Carr. No, this isn’t the script for the move about a surfer and sharks. It’s a book about the Internet and our brains – a different kind of thriller. I not sure how I missed reading the book when it […]
Book Reviews and Recommendations
One of the greatest gifts someone can give you is a reference to a good book.
I read a large number of books - many as research for the books I write, others just because I love to read them. My topic areas include business and marketing, writing, and cognitive science.
These are links to the book review posts. Visit the Resources pages to find suggested readings for either writing or marketing.
Understand Readers’ Beliefs – and Your Own We live in an increasingly divided world. Whether you’re gathering news and information from television, traditional newspapers, or online sources, chances are that you pay attention to people who share your beliefs. When we encounter people on the “other end” of our political or belief spectrum, we can […]
The title of the latest book by Joe Pulizzi and Robert Rose really grabbed my attention: Killing Marketing: How Innovative Businesses are Turning Marketing Cost into Profit. That sounds like a manifesto – and manifestos are fun. I’ve been known, on occasion, to rant about “death to the funnel” and other topics. Yet, as any student of history […]
A Review of Master Content Marketing by Pamela Wilson Partway into the prolog of Pamela Wilson’s Master Content Marketing, there’s a section with the following heading: “My Lazy (But Efficient!) Approach to Content Marketing” As soon as I read that heading, I knew that I’d found a content marketing and writing soulmate. My life goal is […]
Subscriptions are a disruptive force in many industries. When researching and writing Subscription Marketing, I was hard-pressed to find an industry that wasn’t being affected by subscription-based entrants. Subscriptions fundamentally change the customer relationship from a one-time transactional engagement to an ongoing interaction and relationship. That shift changes nearly everything: How you deliver goods and […]
A few years back I took a pause from my B2B marketing career to write a book. Then I got hooked on the book thing, and never looked back. Oddly enough, in learning about indie publishing, I forgot everything I knew about marketing. Or it seemed that way. Books Need Marketing – Duh! The B2B […]