I am attending the BlogWorld & New Media Expo and sadly only got to attend one of the two Google+ specific talks on the schedule. Chris has been a friend and active G+er for some time and I thought that the community here might be interested in seeing my ‘live G+ing’ (my version of live blogging) that I did during the talk. Enjoy!
The very first Women of Google+ Book Club selection is Guy Kawasaki’s Enchantment: The Art of Changing Hearts, Minds, and Actions. The Book Club is a part of our Professional and Premium Membership levels, but I found a book I love so much that I wanted to open our first Book Club meeting to everyone.
There is a fun story behind how and why I picked this book as our first Book Club selection. I knew the book existed, and own a few of his other titles, but for some reason never got around to picking this one up. After asking a financial / investment question on Google+, a commenter tagged Guy and suggested I asked him for the answer. HELLO?! He’s a big famous author and investor, not to mention the founder of Alltop.com, I hardly thought he’d take the time to answer a question that I probably could have looked up myself. As you may guess not only did Guy find my question, he answered it and was amazingly polite in chatting with me. Not to miss an opportunity, he suggested I read his latest book. Ok, he presented me with value, the least I could do was get the book. And wow what a book it is! That’s why I’m super excited to have Enchantment as our very first Women of Google+ Book Club selection.
Meeting Date :
Friday, October 21, 2011 at various times
Meeting Location :
Hangouts (links to be provided)
To Participate :
Get a copy of the book if you don’t already own one (links and info below)
Add your information to the Book Club tally to be sure to stay in the loop over the next month (form at bottom of this post)
READ! If you can’t read the entire book, read what you can
Take notes. As you go through the book, mark quotes or passages that interest, inspire, confuse or have you asking questions
On the Book Club Meeting Day, Women of Google+ will be hosting various Hangouts and chats and providing discussion points and moderating conversations to stay on topic to provide the most value to you
I own this book in Kindle format and am researching ways we can share notes etc. on the Amazon platform.
Guy Kawasaki is the co-founder of Alltop.com, an “online magazine rack” of popular topics on the web, and a founding partner at Garage Technology Ventures. Previously, he was the chief evangelist of Apple. Kawasaki is the author of ten books including Enchantment, Reality Check, The Art of the Start, Rules for Revolutionaries, How to Drive Your Competition Crazy, Selling the Dream, and The Macintosh Way. Kawasaki has a BA from Stanford University and an MBA from UCLA as well as an honorary doctorate from Babson College.
Women of Google+ was created on a spark of an idea and has quickly turned into a much more than just a way to discover brilliant women using Google+. Women of Google+ has evolved into a destination to learn, share and explore what it takes to thrive on social networking platforms both personally and professionally.