Everything Is Miscellaneous: The Power of the New Digital Disorder
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The folks over at strategy + business have chosen what they consider the best business books of the year. There were eight categories, and each one was assigned to an expert in that field for review. Each reviewer also delivered an essay on the books chosen, and they are all good reads. READ FULL DESCRIPTION
Rebecca pointed us all to Amazon's Best Books of 2007 last month, and in light of all the other lists coming out lately, I thought it'd be a good idea to revisit that list and highlight the business titles on it. There were three business categories--Business, Business Narratives, and Finance & Investing. So without further ado, the choice of Amazon's editors were. READ FULL DESCRIPTION
Andrew Keen (Cult of The Amateur) and David Weinberger (Everything Is Miscellaneous) have been debating the merits of Web 2. 0. Andrew thinks the Internet is unravelling popular culture and will lead to terrible ends. READ FULL DESCRIPTION
Todd's post on Monday showed that we've referenced Chris Anderson's Long Tail more often than any other title in the past, so we obviously like the book. But what books does Chris Anderson like? Well, he liked David Weinberger's Everything is Miscellaneous enough to write a blurb for it. READ FULL DESCRIPTION
In "Everything Is Miscellaneous," David Weinberger charts the new principles of digital order that are remaking business, education, politics, science, and culture. In his rollicking tour of the rise of the miscellaneous, he examines why the Dewey decimal system is stretched to the breaking point, how Rand McNally decides what information not to include in a physical map (and why Google Earth is winning that battle), how Staples stores emulate online shopping to increase sales, why your children's teachers will stop having them memorize facts, and how the shift to digital music stands as the model for the future in virtually every industry. Finally, he shows how by "going miscellaneous," anyone can reap rewards from the deluge of information in modern work and life.
From A to Z, "Everything Is Miscellaneous" will completely reshape the way you think--and what you know--about the world.