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Book Review—Influencer: The Power to Change Anything
The theme book for the 2008 Best Practices Conference is Influencer: the Power to Change Anything, by Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny, David Maxfield, Ron McMillan, and Al Switzer. How can you get others to change their behavior in the direction you want? This book gives you tools to make the behavioral changes you need in your staff to maintain and improve your efficiency and effectiveness in these difficult times.
As we see the ever increasing adoption of XML into the publishing domain, it becomes more obvious that certain things are missing from the standard perspective. As usual, proprietary solutions quickly appeared to plug the gaps but with the commensurate draw backs: lack of openness and transparency.
The world is getting smaller.
It used to be that you’d have to find a phone-booth in order to reach out and touch someone. Now you only need to reach into your pocket for your cell phone. And while no one really knows what the next wireless killer application is going to be, simply making a phone call is going to be incidental to it.