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).