Remember “garbage in, garbage out”? You’re only going to be as good as the people you surround yourself with. In the digital space, that means following the best people online—the people who are way smarter and better than you, the people who are doing the really interesting work. Pay attention to what they’re talking about, what they’re doing, what they’re linking to.
The faux now of Twitter updates and things pinging at you — all the pulses from digitality that we try to keep up with because we sense that there’s something going on that we need to tap into — are artifacts, or symptoms of living in this a temporal reality. And it’s not any worse than living in the “time is money” reality that we’re leaving.
In case You missed it, Present shock is a great book, highly recommended!
The game of books is an amazing project to promote reading by playing. Watch the video to understand what how does it work and please spread the word. I can’t wait to know more about my reading and starting playing with my friend.
After working on it during last summer my book on LinkedIn is finally on sale! You can find Lavoro e Carriera con LinkedIn* on Amazon, on every Italian bookshop and in many ebook store, on Kindle, iBooks and more.
From midnight for 24 hours my book will be a Kindle Special Deal on Amazon.it. Comunicare con Twitter will be offered with a special price of 99 cent (!) Is that a deal?! I think so. Paper book price is 24,90 euro and normal ebook price is 9,88 euro.
It’s in Italian and it’s about Twitter. If You are interested You cannot miss it.
I didn’t like it. It’s the second book of Scott Berkun that I read, the first one was Confessions of a public speaker. It was nothing really special but it was fun and genuine. The Myths of Innovation is not entertaining, it is not original, it is not interesting.
I gave it a try but it was not worth the time. It is more a historical book about what is innovation than a real book about innovation. I would not recommend it.
What a start! 2011 started really fast and I didn’t stop yet. Yes, I know, I don’t update this blog so much but You can follow me on Twitter or in Facebook if You want to. Don’t forget!
February has been dedicated to travel. I have been in New York for museums, friends and a conference (TOC NY 2011), Montreal for friends, Madrid for a Ford event (search for #focusglobaldrive to know more), Tanger and Paris for friends. Some pics are on Flickr and I’ll blog some of them later today with some comments. In that month two of my most recent books have been sold on every newsstands in Italy as an add-on of Il Sole 24 Ore (first economical newspaper in Italy). They sold more or less 8-10.000 copies in two weeks!
March started fast too. I opened a new startup company (Web & Media Life, work in progres…) and I went to a ebook conference (Ebook Lab Italia #ebooklab) last week. Next one I’ll go back to Austin, USA for SXSW as a speaker for Italy Tech Summit panel (!!). More events are coming at the end of the month. I’ll also write many articles for Nova (Il Sole 24 Ore), Tekneco and Wired.it. I would like to work for a new book but I have not a lot of time to do it.
Yesterday I did an interview live on national tv in Italy (Raidue). You can watch me again on YouTube (Italian, sorry)
“I’ll tell you the same thing I told your brother when he was trying to decide whether to move to England for a year,” he said. “Take a year. Give it a try. When you’re fifty years old, you will have spent two percent of your life trying to make your dream come true. And when you look back, I think you’ll realize it was a good two percent.” The Two Percent Rule
‘Let’s find a dream that can work,’” he said. “It may not be the first dream, or the dream of the moment. But you shift your dreams. You find a dream that might come true. And when it does, you focus on the joy of the success rather than the devastation of defeat. Because in my experience, anybody can dream an impossible dream. But only a few find a dream that’s possible. “And those are the ones that are happy.”