Return of the Knowledge Network Book Club

Patrick Avery

Just the other day, IT Business Edge contributor Rob Enderle gave readers a few book ideas for aspiring or current CEOs. Knowing that books are a popular gift, I've decided to bring back the Knowledge Network Book Club that was started in June.


So, here is a look at some of the book excerpts we have posted in the past few months. Some of these books might make good gifts this holiday season.


The Business Value of IT Excerpt

The authors of this book share their real-world experiences to explain how you can demonstrate IT's value, and potentially find extra value you didn't know your IT organization creates. In this book, they also show how to apply risk management to process improvement and avoid unintended consequences of process improvement programs.


iPhone at Work Excerpt

This book shows readers how to complete all the traditional smartphone tasks, like to-do lists, calendars and e-mail, and become much more efficient and productive at work. You'll learn mechanisms for developing effective workflows specific to the features of the iPhone and also efficient strategies for dealing with the specialized aspects of business and professional lifestyles.


All A Twitter Excerpt

Author Tee Morris' book covers the nuts and bolts of the Twitter social networking and micro-blogging service, including setting up your Twitter account and getting started in minutes; making the most of the 140 characters Twitter gives you; using Twitter to make connections, exchange great ideas, and uncover hard-to-find resources; building a Twitter audience-and using it to build your business; tweeting to recruit, promote, and coordinate volunteer organizations; and mastering Twitter etiquette and avoiding beginner mistakes.


Save the World and Still Be Home For Dinner Excerpt

Business coach Will Marre's latest book shows readers how to become an engine of change and be inspired to rethink where you are in your life plan, focus on what really matters to you, and get off the starting line and race with like-minded individuals to make a difference - big or small.


Twitterville Excerpt

Social media writer Shel Israel shares revealing stories of those who frequent Twitter, from CEOs to the student who became the first to report the devastation of the Szechuan earthquake, from visionaries trying to raise money for a cause to citizen journalists who outshine traditional media companies.


Stand Back and Deliver - Accelerating Business Agility Excerpt

This book brings together immediately usable frameworks and step-by-step processes that help you focus all your efforts where they matter most: delivering business value and building competitive advantage.

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