Today, I was working on getting more things moved over Typepad. You will find links to The More Space Project and the Business Blog Book Tour on the right. The old sites are still up, but I am going to set up some redirects and take them down. Daniel has been wonderful about hosting them for the last three years and it is time to get his bandwidth some relief.
If you missed the Business Blog Book Tour this week, check out the BBBT site.
The link on each stop points you to either the summary post or the first post for that stop.
You will find Seth and the BBBT with Rich! @ Hello_World today.
The next Business Blog Book Tour will take place May 23rd – May 27th.
We will again have Seth Godin joining us. He will be taking about his new book All Marketers Are Liars.
In the meantime, check out his book blog and check out the schedule here.
Next week, we are going to be running our 8th Tour and our third of 2005.
The featured book is Naked in the Boardroom by Robin Wolaner.
You can find the schedule on the newly revamped BBBT Blog.
We are running an excerpt from the book of the 800-CEO-READ Excerpt Blog.
Barry Moltz is hosting the tour today. Barry was our first author on the BBBT and it is great to see him asking the questions now.
Rob at Businesspundit did a great job of getting things started with the Business Blog Book Tour. He wrote a glowing review of Starting Something (he says it is #2 on his greatest biz books list) and did a Q&A with Wayne.
I am a little uncertain about today’s stop. I’ll keep you posted.
Tomorrow you’ll find Wayne hosting the 800-CEO-READ blog.
Have you seen the latest post from Jackie at Church of the Customer?
There’s a new breed of marketer taking shape these days: Citizen marketers.
Can I add to the list?
- Jones Soda invites customers to submit photos for their labels. It creates a great partnership between the company and citizen marketers. If they don’t choose your photo, you can order your own Jones with the photo of your choice.
- Jackie used Amazon’s photo submission option. I like ThinkGeek’s Action Shots better.
- How about Howard Dean supporters running to Kinko’s, making fliers, and going door-to-door handing them out? And this was before anyone even knew who Dean was.
- Might I say the Business Blog Book Tour is a form of Citizen Marketing?
Next week, we are doing our seventh Business Blog Book Tour.
This tour we will be featuring a book called Starting Something: An Entrepreneur’s Tale of Control, Confrontation, and Corporate Culture by Wayne McVicker. Chances are you have never heard of the book. Wayne self-published the book and it is about the roller coaster ride he took with his company Neoforma.
I am not going to say anything more than when and where Wayne will be next week:
I got back late last night for Seattle.
The trip was well worth it. As with most conferences, it was about the people. I missed the last couple of sessions, so I am interested in what people are saying. I almost stayed, but it would have required a flight change, another night in the hotel, and the complete loss of today.
The BBBT today is at Brand Autopsy. They like the book and as always pull together a great stop.
Robert has written 18 books. He is different than many of today’s business book authors. He is a writer and a journalist.
He is best know for The Nordstrom Way. He has also written a great book on Amazon.
Here is his bibliography:
Lessons From The Nordstrom Way: How Companies are Emulating the Number One Customer Service Company
The Nordstrom Way to Customer Service Excellence: A Handbook for Implementing Great Service in Your Organization (new from Wiley in February 2005)
The Legend of Eddie Bauer
Shared Values: A History of Kimberly Clark
Family Trees: Simpson’s Centennial Story
On Course: Chevron’s Century at Sea
More Than a Store: Frederick & Nelson 1890 tp 1990
Banking Without Boundaries: A History of Security Pacific Bank of Washington
The Legend of Frango Chocolate
Seattle Fur Exchange: 100 Years