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March 25, 2008
There's a new excerpt up on our Excerpts blog: the introduction to The IT Value Stack: A Boardroom Guide to IT Leadership by Ade McCormack. From the inside flap: "Successful IT value realisation is a cloudy subject. This in part contributes to the overall dissatisfaction many organisations have with IT.
The following excerpt is from the introduction to The IT Value Stack: A Boardroom Guide to IT Leadership by Ade McCormack, a book that tackles the subject of IT value realisation head on and provides a model to help CIOs and business leaders maximize the return on their IT investment.
Introduction: What's IT All About? "Leadership has a harder job to do than just choose sides.
Another listing of titles in Spanish came to my attention! These can be great as gifts for bi-lingual clients or employees! If you want to place an order for any of these books, let me know (roy@800ceoread.
March 24, 2008
The following is my letter to the editors of Fast Company Magazine on Elizabeth Spiers recent column in their publication. You can read Spiers column here. Kate wrote about it earlier in the week, and I couldn't let it pass either.
March 21, 2008
Over at WorldChanging is Ethan Zuckerman's review of Paul Collier's book The Bottom Billion. Collier points out that in much of the world poverty is decreasing. It's but a few states (maybe 50) which account for the poorest people in the world that are not seeing any improvement.
March 17, 2008
Friday was opening day at SXSW, the famous Austin music/film/media/interactive festival that's been running for the past two decades. If you're not familiar with it, here's an introduction.
Most of us here are missing the fun.
March 10, 2008
Just in time for the weekend. . .
March 07, 2008
In my various book scouring, I ran across this piece of a Churchill speech.
You cannot tell from appearances how things will go. Sometimes imagination makes things out far worse than they are; yet without imagination not much can be done.
March 04, 2008
If Oprah's chef can have a cookbook, why not Google's chef?
March 03, 2008