Google Books – Your Library of Information – Recall

My library of physical books is probably ranges in the two or three hundred units. On top of that, my audio book collection is probably approaching fifty.

Here’s the issue, sometimes you read or listen to a book and want to reference it later. How do you know which book it was? Well, it looks like Google can help. As part of their books search service you can create your own library. Think of this as virtual shelves that you can limit a google search to. Sort of how using site:webURL in a regular Google search allows on to search an individual website.

Well, I’ve tried this with a few books on my virtual shelves an have found it useful. It will take quite a bit of time to get all my books on my virtual shelves. It will probably be a good idea to commit to adding a few books everyday.

Wish there was a way to just scan the barcodes from the books onto my Google Books bookshelves. Oh well, this might be a really powerful tool to have, especially if you read a lot of books and want to refer back to the source material.

Impression Leads to Action – Twitter to Audible

The repetition of an idea, product or service. Getting to sold.

The Twitter account of Joe Navarro is one that I’ve been following for a while. The tweet below is the point of contact that spurred action by me to visit Audible to look for his book. I’ve had many impressions about it and this was the one that made consumer action happen.

 

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Listening to the sample on Audible, click image above to visit the page, persuaded me to add this audio book to my library.

A free sample of the real thing might be exactly what people need. Getting people to the place where they need to be to sample is usually the main issue. In the case of digital goods and services, it’s perhaps easier because the place is right where the user is. No need for them to get to a particular location.  

Audio book purchased and downloaded to my computer. Look forward to listening to the whole book. 

Amazon Kindle Social Network?

 

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Public Notes –  See image above. 4 people have this feature enabled

People can share their highlighted passages and written notes in the Kindle version of the book. This might be part of a reading club / social network.

  • Read book together.
  • Meet with other readers (people in your organized or not organized book club)
  • Discuss meaningful passages, notes and lessons.

There is a webpage where one can see all the highlighting one made in the book. There is also a page where some of the top highlighted passages are available. Here is the page for the book Content Rules. NOTE: This is an https URL. You might need to be logged in to Amazon to see it.

Tweets of the book: Swim With The Sharks

Notes from the book Swim With The Sharks by Harvey Mackay

The posts below were originally tweets. I used the site TweetStats to pull them together by hashtag.  They are in reverse order here. Tons of knowledge nuggets from a book written more than 20 years ago. This book should be required reading.

“No company has a permanent consumer franchise.” #swts88 (p. 273)

3 months ago from SocialScope

“The people who make it big are the ones who fix it before it’s broke.” #swts88 (p. 257)

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“No one wants it if it’s too easy to get; if they can’t get it, if it’s in demand, then everyone wants it.” #swts88 (p. 239)

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“You’ve got to have more than one good idea. Once is not enough.” #swts88 (p. 224)

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“A firm with morale problems is usually a choice target for aggressive competition.” #swts88 (p. 217)

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“Work half days every day. And it doesn’t matter which half … the first twelve hours or the second twelve hours.” #swts88 (p. 180)

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“Entrepreneurs scratch before they itch. They dare to fix things before they break …” #swts88 (p. 177)

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“Efficiency achieved at the expense of creativity is counterproductive.” #swts88 (p. 158)

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“The way you pay your bills says something about the kind of person you are to deal with.” #swts88 (p. 143)

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“If you expect the other guy to care about you, show that you care about him.” #swts88 (p. 142)

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“The key to keeping the ideas flowing is an atmosphere where everyone can feel free to contribute.” #swts88 (p. 129)

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“… what people are looking for isn’t only money, it’s recognition, appreciation, and creative freedom.” #swts88 (p. 129)

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“… our real capacity far exceeds the average expectations others have for us.” #swts88 (p. 75)

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“Knowing what to do isn’t enough if you haven’t developed the self-discipline to do it.” #swts88 (p. 73)

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Knowing you customer means … ? Complete this phrase. *also found in #swts88 (p. 42)

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“The mark of a pro is getting the reorder.” #swts88 (p. 29)

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“Most business problems can be solved if you can teach yourself to look beyond the dollar sign.” #swts88 (p. 28)

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