Currently reading Naked Conversations.

I’m currently reading Naked Conversations by Robert Scoble and Shel Israel. Its a good read and where I am up to at the moment is really just making the case for blogging and advising (in a somewhat sermon like way) that business shouldn’t ignore the technology or the two way conversation that it is trying to achieve.

When Scoble and Israel first started writing the book I actually tuned into their Red Couch blog and read the draft chapters. I liked what I saw and promised myself that when the book was published I would purchase a copy.

Well – that time came and went and I didn’t purchase a copy, but something happened on an internal mailing list today which alarmed me so much that I felt that I had to purchase a copy of the book so that I could read it so that I could recommend (and probably purchase another copy of someone else). As a blogger I understand the value of enabling the conversation, but I don’t think everyone in the company gets it – my mission is to change this.

Anyway – I just wanted to mention that I was reading the book, and I am enjoying it. I also wanted to thank Robert and Shel (or possibly the publisher) for enabling the book in eBook format.

I’ve recently taken the stance that I will not purchase anymore books unless I can get them in eBook format. Unfortunately this book has DRM on it so I’ve been unable to transfer it to Acrobat Reader 2.0 on my PDA to read – thats a bummer, because its a more convienient form factor for reading material like this (Robert/Shel, if you have a copy without DRM I’d love to have it, I promise I won’t make illegal copies).

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4 thoughts on “Currently reading Naked Conversations.

  1. Dylan

    If you haven’t already read it, I recommend also looking at the Cluetrain Manifesto which was really the book that launched the concept of conversations both intra and inter organisationally. I got on audiobook from audible.com originally, and enjoyed it so much I ended up buying several copies (each one got loaned out in turn…)

    The book is now available free online from http://www.cluetrain.org

  2. shel israel

    I’m glad to hear that you finally have gotten around to reading the book and I hope it helps you persuade others that blogging is an important business imperative. Sorry, if from time to time, we tended to sermonize. We evangelists do that.

    As far as the e-version goes. Thank our publisher, John Wiley for that. We didn’t know about the ebook until it existed and it was a wonderful surprise.

  3. shel israel

    I’m glad to hear that you finally have gotten around to reading the book and I hope it helps you persuade others that blogging is an important business imperative. Sorry, if from time to time, we tended to sermonize. We evangelists do that.

    As far as the e-version goes. Thank our publisher, John Wiley for that. We didn’t know about the ebook until it existed and it was a wonderful surprise.

  4. shel israel

    I’m glad to hear that you finally have gotten around to reading the book and I hope it helps you persuade others that blogging is an important business imperative. Sorry, if from time to time, we tended to sermonize. We evangelists do that.

    As far as the e-version goes, thank our publisher, John Wiley for that. We didn’t know about the ebook until it existed and it was a wonderful surprise.

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