14 July 2010

What I'm Reading

  • Great review of Clay Shirky's new book, Cognitive Surplus.
  • Just because your event is over doesn't mean the content has to die.
  • Maddie Grant argues that associations are MADE for social media.
  • If you're involved in sponsorship (as I am), you need to check out this post from the Association Law blog.
  • Lauren Fernandez (aka @cubanalaf) is breaking up with traditional PR.
  • Jeremiah Owyang on the top 10 challenges we face in using social media and, more importantly, how we might resolve them.
  • I read Push by Sapphire over the weekend.  It's the book on which the movie Precious was based.  I highly recommend both.  The book is a quick read, but it is absolutely searing, and the style in which it's written contributes almost as much to the story as the story itself. It was deeply affecting, particularly the poetry that's attributed to the main character.
  • I'm now onto The 19th Wife, a novel that wraps together the history of Brigham Young's expulsion of his 19th wife, Ann Eliza Young, from the Mormon church with a modern murder mystery set in a fictitious but not unrealistic extremist Mormon sect.  
  • I'm hoping to get back to (and finish) Tribes this weekend.

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