Friday, February 03, 2006

Vaspers book picks 02-2006

Blogs are web tools for dialogical communications with an audience that is capable of existing as an online community of shared interests, marketable skills, and needs for reliable comparative product information.

In an age of growing alienation and isolation, with people cynical and hostile toward corporate pension raiding, medical benefit cuts, offshore outsourcing, downsizing, oblivion to the suffering poor and aged, blogs can save the day.

Blogs can humanize corporations, by connecting them more closely with real humans and their real world problems.


Blogs are Dialogical
Communication Generators



"By dialogical person we mean one who, by word or relationship, is in communication with his environment and open to the communication that environment offers, environment in this sense including both persons and things....

The dialogical person is a total, authentic person. He is one who responds to others with his whole being, and not with just a part of himself, and he is able to listen with his heart as well as his mind. He is really present...

The dialogical person is an open person, one who is known first by his willingness and ability to reveal himself to others, and, secondly, by his willingness and ability to hear and receive their revelation."

The Miracle of Dialogue
Reuel L. Howe
(p. 69-71)


Here's what I'm reading as we enter February 2006:


(1)

Naked Conversations

Robert Scoble and Shel Israel



(2)

Hacking RSS and Atom
Leslie M. Orchard



(3)

Information Technology Control and Audit
Second Edition
(Auerbach, 2004)

[NOTE: The most expensive book--retail: $100.00]

Frederick Gallegos,CGFM, CISA, CDE
Sandra Senft, CISA, CIA
Daniel P. Manson, Ph. D.
Carol Gonzales, CISA

(4)

Marketing the e-Business
Lisa Harris and Charles Dennis

(5)

Creating Web Sites Bible (2nd edition)
David Crowder and Andrew Bailey


(6)


The Pursuit of Wow!
Tom Peters



(7)

Credibility: how leaders gain and lose it, why people demand it
James M. Kouzes and Barry Z. Posner


(8)

The Innovator's Dilemma: when new technologies cause great firms to fail
Clayton M. Christensen


(9)

Net Gain: expanding markets through virtual communities
John Hagell III and Arthur G. Armstrong


(10)

Beware the Naked Man Who Offers You His Shirt
Harvey MacKay


(11)

Managing in the Next Society
Peter F. Drucker


(12)

Webmaster in a Nutshell
Stphen Spainhour and Robert Eckstein

(13)

Blog: understanding the information reformation that's changing your world
Hugh Hewitt


(14)

The Hidden Power of Electronic Culture
Shane Hipps (foreword by Brian McLaren)


(15)

Gonzo Marketing
Christopher Locke


(16)


Collected Poems
Edna St. Vincent Millay



(17)

F'd Companies: spectacular dot-com flameouts
Philip J. Kaplan
AdBrite


(18)

A Derrida Reader: Between the Blinds
Edited by Peggy Kamuf




[signed] steven edward streight aka vaspers the grate

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