I recently launched a new blog series here on the Shoo called My Squiggly Line, these posts will explore the unorthodox career paths of those who have evolved through entrepreneurship and adoption of emerging technologies.
I was inspired to begin this column after reading the hot new book from Mich Joel, Ctrl Alt Delete: Reboot Your Business. Reboot Your Life. Your Future Depends on It. The book challenges you to embrace the technologies that everyone has available to them and weave them into the fabric of your business, because if you don’t, chances are you will be left behind. Don’t believe it? Check out the commercial for the book.
I am long time follower of Mitch Joel’s podcasts, in which the marketing and communications thought leaders of today impart their knowledge openly. Through the generous spirit of Mitch I was able to actually be a part of the conversation and interview him myself, I am sharing the interview with you here:
I didn’t want spend too much time on Mitch’s Squiggly Path, because his bio is fairly well documented. Instead I asked him questions related to the content of the book. Our conversation included:
- The concept of the Squiggly Line
- Bringing the spirit of innovation and ownership to work
- Productive working environments
Information related to the content you may find useful:
- Nick Morgan Give Your Speech, Change the World: How To Move Your Audience to Action and Working the Room: How to Move People to Action Through Audience-Centered Speaking
- Nancy Duarte: Resonate: Present Visual Stories that Transform Audiences
- Gar Reynolds: Presentation Zen: Simple Ideas on Presentation Design and Delivery
- Note: I also suggest you check out my friend Jack E. Rossin’s presentation tips, free & helpful.
People to Check Out:
I typically only read on the Kindle, but I am psyched I have a physical copy, as I have highlighted and made so many notes in the margins. I have a hard copy of the book that I would like to send to you, brand new and perfect! Anyone who leaves a comment below, either related to the podcast or if you have read any of the suggested books above share your thoughts and in a few days I will randomly select a name and mail you a copy of the book. If you are interested in staying relevant during this massive shift in the use of technology in business, then this book is for you!