The Five Dysfunctions of a Team (Manga)

by Lee Hopkins on December 29, 2008

in reviews,tools

I’ve just read Patrick Lencioni’s brilliant book, The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, now out with Manga-style graphics. It is superb!

A fantastic article from Dan Hill which looks at how the street as we know it will continue to evolve has crossed my path and has just popped out of my printer. Moving at a pace unknown and unthinkable to Ena Sharples, the street is now home to an increasing level of technology, both at […]

I knew a little about wikis before being sent a review copy of Stewart’s new book, but nothing prepared me for what lay between the sheets of paper when I received it. WOW! WOW! and WOW! again. This book is an absolute gem! Normally I have a real fear of reading books by North American […]

One of the most influential books of the last decade, The Cluetrain Manifesto is one of those books I base my business philosophy on. Doc Searls, one of the co-authors, has recently published a slide deck of the main points or themes of the book. Hat tip to Michael Seaton Technorati Tags: The Cluetrain Manifesto […]

Win a copy of the Podcasting book of 2007-2008

by Lee Hopkins on January 8, 2008

in miscellaneous

Those fine folk over at For Immediate Release, the handsome Shel Holtz and the equally handsome Neville Hobson recently announced a contest. Not wishing to upset anyone, they announced that the judges of the contest would be themselves and the regular correspondents to FIR — including yours truly! As Shel says, Contests on podcasts aren’t […]

Melcrum Aussie Christmas Specials

by Lee Hopkins on December 18, 2007

in marketing

Melcrum are offering three of their most successful publications to you at a bargain rate for this Christmas. Yes, it makes you think ‘Why?’ Why, if they are so successful, would they drop the large cash cow and give these reports to you for a heck of a lot less than normal? Come on… have […]

What speaker agencies exist in Australia?

by Lee Hopkins on November 9, 2007 · 2 comments

in marketing

  I am a complete novice at this line of promotion, but my North American colleagues are exceptionally well versed in it. For example, Carol Kinsey Goman has a new book coming out in May 2008 (on body language in the workplace) and she is looking for opportunities to speak and promote it, Australia being […]

Naomi Klein and Shock Capitalism

by Lee Hopkins on September 26, 2007 · 2 comments

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Omar Ha-Redeye gave me a ‘heads up’ on this amazing video about Naomi Klein’s new book, “The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism.” You can also see this video on YouTube’s site Directed by Jonas Cuaron. Alfonso Cuaron, director of “Children of Men”, and Naomi Klein, author of “No Logo”, present a short film […]

Yes, it’s finally here! The White Paper you have all been bugging us about has been finalised and proofed and slapped into existence. Contents: Introduction Web2.0 and collaboration Why blog? Web feeds (rss and other geeky stuff) Some corporate blog examples Podcasting for business Twitter and Jaiku Facebook Second Life and 3D virtual worlds Wikis […]

That wise, erudite and all-round wonderful Canadian communications chanteuse, Donna Papacosta, points us to the importance of voice training, whether we are podcasters, newsreaders or just plain-ol-‘ornery conference speakers and presenters. Donna recommends the Dr Seuss books, as does the resident sage at’s Vox Daily blog, Stephanie Ciccarelli. As Nancy, one of the commentors […]