The Master Switch By Tim Wu — So Many Books, So Little Time

Here’s the latest in my occasional lament: so many books, so little time. I simply blog about books that sound important, that I wish I had time to read…  Will this move up in my “must read” list?  Time will tell. First, here’s what Chris Anderson (The Long Tail, Wired) says about this one:  “An… Read More The Master Switch By Tim Wu — So Many Books, So Little Time

The Long Tail at Work — Al Franken’s win, a brief case study

News item: we now know that Al Franken used the wisdom gleaned from Chris Anderson’s idea about the Long Tail to win his election. The Long Tail, the idea championed by Chris Anderson, and Microtrends, the book by Mark Penn, converge in this story. And you can throw a little Seth Godin and Tribes into… Read More The Long Tail at Work — Al Franken’s win, a brief case study

Chris Anderson’s “Free” — Now that I’ve presented it, a partial verdict, with some key excerpts

Here’s my approach.   First, I think we should let the words of an author speak for themselves.  When I present a book synopsis, it is my job to say, as clearly as possible, “this is that the author is saying.”  And then, and only then, do I have the task of wrestling with, arguing with,… Read More Chris Anderson’s “Free” — Now that I’ve presented it, a partial verdict, with some key excerpts

At this moment, Free is either Free, or Full Price — take your pick (a short post)

You’ve heard the controversy about the new book by Chris Anderson (author of The Long Tail), Free:  The Future of a Radical Price.  A lot of people have weighed in.  (See my earlier post).  Add to the list of critics Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban  He blogged about it here and here and a few… Read More At this moment, Free is either Free, or Full Price — take your pick (a short post)

Game On: Handicap Match — Gladwell vs. Godin and Anderson

My favorite book of the last few years is Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell.  (and I also enjoyed Blink and his first, The Tipping Point).  One of my favorite blogs is Seth Godin’s blog.  I very much liked The Long Tail by Chris Anderson, and already have scheduled “Free” by Chris Anderson in the fall for the… Read More Game On: Handicap Match — Gladwell vs. Godin and Anderson