Books make fabulous gifts for family members, friends, and colleagues. A good business book is a gift that keeps on giving: knowledge stays with the recipient long after they finish the book. The gift of a book is more personal than a gift card, yet not so personal as to breach etiquette boundaries at work. Depending on how […]
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.
Hungry for a good content marketing book? Although Welcome to the Funnel came out last December, November is the perfect time to read it (in the States). Because Jason Miller applies a turkey dinner analogy to blogging and content marketing. Jason Miller is the content marketing strategist at LinkedIn. He earned his stripes at Marketo. He certainly knows his content […]
Reading Joe Pulizzi’s new book Content Inc is a welcome shock for someone who lives in the engineering-driven, growth-hacking Silicon Valley. The book’s message: start your business by building an audience with content, before you write a line of code. Once you own the loyal audience, figure out what that community wants and build it. Wait – […]
The word ‘disruptive’ is thrown around a lot lately. It made Forbes’ list of the 10 most overused startup buzzwords. But there’s a good reason for that. Disruption is all around us. It’s better to acknowledge and embrace that fact (even at the risk of overusing buzzwords) than to ignore it and find yourself marginalized […]
As soon as I read this statement, I knew I’d like the book: “It’s time to move the discussion away from today’s latest hot marketing tools and tactics to what really counts: convincing customers to trust you with their business – not just once, but time and time again.” That’s the voice of reason. More […]
Question of the day: Are memberships one variation of the Subscription Economy (as suggested in John Warrillow’s The Automatic Customer, which I reviewed here)? Or are we really experiencing the growth of a Membership Economy, for which subscriptions are merely one revenue model? Which is a subset of which? Or does the reality look something […]