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Posts Tagged ‘Guy Kawasaki’

Resistance May be Futile, But Enchantment is Everything

Tuesday, February 15th, 2011

Admittedly, right now I should be clawing my way back through the IN Medicaid provider manual to find the process for “overpayment” for my class tonight – but I looked at it Sunday and I just honestly can’t bring myself to look at it again.  In two words: not enchanting.

So instead, I’ll bring you an interesting story from my day.  I got to school (work) this morning and had a fat envelope in my inbox, (which, I always LOVE fat envelopes, because that usually means books!) and sure enough, it was from none other than Mr. Guy Kawasaki himself.  YAY!  If you’ve been on Mars or another galaxy and don’t know who Guy is, here’s his 411.

We actually TRADED new books!  I sent him a copy of S.W.E. and in exchange, he sent me a copy of his new book, Enchantment.  He even autographed it for me, to which he inscribed the following:

“Erin, Resisting you is futile!  G. Kawasaki.”

While resistance may be futile, enchantment really is everything.  When was the last time YOU were enchanted by something?  This is the subject of his new book, which I have sitting right next to me now and can’t WAIT to dig into and read.  Don’t worry – I’ll keep you posted on my thoughts on it right here at the good ol’ blog – which I’m certain will be that the book. Is. Awesome!

–The Borg

The Year of Reality, Part Deux

Sunday, January 18th, 2009

As I previously blogged, I think 2009 is going to be the year of reality.  Because of the economic mess we are in globally, along with people needing the basics – like jobs and money for mortgage payments, I think we are all going to need to consider cutting to the chase this year and get straight to reality.

Total case in point is Guy Kawasaki’s latest, Reality Check: The Irreverent Guide to Outsmarting, Outmanaging, and Outmarketing Your Competition.  This handy dandy book rocks, because 1. it holds summaries and interviews from some of the best writers in business and management today, 2. it doesn’t really have any hi-mumbo-jumbo theoretical horse hockey…it holds simple, yet elegant ideas on how to cut through the BS in business, and 3. my favorite part: Kawasaki defends the good old fashioned book.  No need to boot it up, just open it and let ‘r rip!

Alright, back to the law books…promise!