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Books to Own, Books to Have

These books are front and center on my coffee table at home for inspiration and just to look and relook through the mastery of photography. It's such an incredible art form. These books have had some important space on my desk for some time and never seem to go out of fashion.

 

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'Exploiting Chaos': Trendhunter's New Innovation Trends Book

One of my favorite trend-watching e-newsletters has always been Jeremy Gutsche's Trend Hunter - a site chock full of innovation that always seems to have its hand on the pulse of what's happening in business and popular culture. Jeremy's new book Exploiting Chaos offers managers 150 different ways to spark transformative change. Ahead of the official publication of the book on September 1, download a free PDF version of the first chapter of the book here.

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Ignore Everybody

Yes, there is a downside to the social web. Colleague Peter Kim calls it the echo chamber. I call it lack of original thought. The upside is that the level playing field of the internet also allows original thinkers to rise to the surface like the head of a frothy refreshing beer. I simply adore Hugh Macleod’s (Gapingvoid) first book, Ignore Everybody. The title says it all. You have to decide if what you believe in is good enough to fight for, to pursue, to risk everything for. Only you can decide this.

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I'm Crowdsourcing My Book, Flipped

by: John Winsor

In 2004, Beyond the Brand was published. At the time, I wanted to title the book, Co-Creation. The publisher said that co-creation would never be a sticky term. So, they named the book Beyond the Brand. While the book got some great momentum and a good following it never really took off as much as we wanted it to.

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E-Book Available on Selling through the Slump (I contributed)

by: John Caddell

I was honored to contribute to a new e-book, “Selling Through A Slump” (free-registration required). Some of my favorite people (and friends of this blog), such as Dave Stein and Jill Konrath, also contributed.

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Publishers, Update Your Business Model!

by: Alexander Osterwalder

Book publishers, I think your business model is expiring! If you don't update it now, you will suffer the same fate as the music industry: "cluelessness" of what to do to fight steeply declining revenues!

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'Tribes' Seth Godin's New Book Is off

by: Scott Goodson

Something is happening out there that is making it easier for anyone to lead a popular movement that can influence millions and millions of people to follow you.

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The Way Things Spread (the Opposite of What Gladwell Suggests)

by: Scott Goodson

The word is Mark Earls is Malcolm Gladwell on Speed. Last year, he wrote a book called "Herd: How to Change Mass Behavior by Harnessing Our True Nature" available here.

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Malcolm Gladwell's New Book: Outliers

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'Born Digital' by John Palfrey and Urs Gasser

by: danah boyd

I am pleased to announce that John Palfrey and Urs Gasser's Born Digital: Understanding the First Generation of Digital Natives is out in the wild! This book grows out of the digital natives project at the Berkman Center (with which I am loosely affiliated).

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