This could be me someday

This could be me someday -> How to Sell Anything on EBay…and Make A Fortune! I’m currently reading My Life,’ Bill Clinton’s memoirs. So far, I’m with Bill when he had graduated and went to Washington. It’s all a bit heavy going, to be honest, but broadly enjoyable for a politician’s bio.

Amazon and Good Business (Reading)

As a regular customer of, I decided to add some Amazon advertising to this blog, which you can see if you scroll down the page. I’ve not gone overboard with loads of graphics and overtly plugging product for sale, just highlighted some business reading with a particular focus on topics surrounding corporate communication. Amazon has […]

Bootstrapping a business the smart way

Five new manifestos are available today from ChangeThis, including a real gem – The Bootstrapper’s Bible by entrepreneur Seth Godin. From the introduction to the 103-page PDF e-book: Bootstrappers run billion-dollar companies, nonprofit organizations, and start-ups in their basements. A bootstrapper is determined to build a business that pays for itself every day. In many […]

Two star offerings from ChangeThis

A new selection of manifestos from ChangeThis is available on free download from today. Among the six new ones, I immediately downloaded two in particular which really are good and worth time in reading: The Hughtrain by Hugh McLeod. Liberally sprinkled with Hugh’s wicked gapingvoid cartoons: “You’ve read The Cluetrain, now Hugh McLeod brings you […]

Always present with passion

In taking a quiet break from working on the PowerPoint presentation I’ll be using in my workshop at the New Communications Forum 2005 next week, I was reading the Financial Times online when I came to an article by FT columnist Jonathan Guthrie yesterday entitled Don’t be seduced by PowerPoint (paid subscription-only access). Guthrie says: […]

The Hobson & Holtz Report – Jeremy Wright Interview – January 27, 2005

Welcome to a the second Special Edition of the Hobson & Holtz Report, a 30-minute conversation with Jeremy Wright recorded live at the New Communications Forum 2005 in Napa, California, USA, on January 27, 2005. A high-profile business blogger, Jeremy authors the Ensight blog and is now focused on building his new venture, Inside Blogging. […]

On The Red Couch

If you’ve been following developments on The Red Couch, the place where Shel Israel and Robert Scoble are developing the content for their book on blogging, you’ll have seen some great interviews posted there in recent weeks. Those interviews form part of the content of the book’s first four chapters (there was a full table […]

Blogging books on sale

Congratulations to Shel Israel and Robert Scoble for getting Naked Conversations out the door (their door, that is) and available now for pre-ordering from Amazon. Congrats equally to Jeremy Wright for completing his book, Blog Marketing, also available on pre-order from Amazon. Each book will be available in January 2006 and December this year, respectively. […]

FIR Book Review: “Naked Conversations”

In this edition of For Immediate Release book reviews, Neville and Shel discuss "Naked Conversations: How Blogs are Changing the Way Businesses Talk with Customers," the new book on blogging and businesses by Robert Scoble and Shel Israel, to be published in January 2006. The Book: "With a foreword by Tom Peters, author of such […]