Reading white papers on the iPad

I have this habit of downloading pretty much every white paper, research, … that I come across online. I then put them in a Dropbox folder so it’s shared with colleagues and they’re easy to access from multiple devices. They’re also mostly in PDF format for easy reading so sounds like I’ve got it all figured out don’t you think?

Problem is I never get to ready any of it. I don’t like reading them on screen of my PC and it’s not worth printing them all out either, that would be a lot of paper wasted especially since some stuff isn’t worth reading anyway… but that you only find out once you start reading them. This week I found the ideal solution though. Since they’re already all on Dropbox and I got Dropbox on the iPad, I opened all the files in iBooks and now I have a gigantic (will that’s probably a bit exaggerated) collection of white papers, presentations, research, … to read when I have the time.

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With another week in the hospital ahead of me (routine stuff, no worries) this is just going to be perfect reading :)

And the conversation continues…

Has it been a year already? Blimey! I mentioned before how The Age of Conversation was one of the more fascinating projects to be involved in last year so reading Drew’s announcement on AOC 2 there wasn’t the slightest bit of doubt, want to be part of this again. And so I am :) Thanks Drew, thanks Gavin!

That dates from a few days ago already and I didn’t have time yet to extend the call out for authors on this new AOC project, but here it is. I think it’s not too late yet, but I you want in then be quick about it. Trust me, you won’t regret, The Age of Conversation is one of these experiences you won’t likely forget. Full details to be found on Drew’s blog, get over there now!

Even my kids liked it ;)

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Into reading again

Books that is, still doing more than enough reading online, but it’s been a while since I read my last book. Today the first bunch of books I ordered on Ebay a couple of days ago have arrived so I’m ready to get at it again. First books to arrive where ‘Blog Marketing‘ by Jeremy Wright and ‘The Dip‘ by Seth Godin. I met Jeremy in Paris at LeWeb3 and it was interesting talking to him. I didn’t know he had written a book though (sorry Jeremy) so I decided to buy it right after I got back. And Seth, well that’s easy, I’m behind on Seth Godin so have some catching up to do.

Also ordered, but not delivered yet are ‘Dave Gorman’s Googlewhack Adventure‘ and ‘Round Ireland with a fridge‘ by Tony Hawks. They were both recommended to me so let’s see if I like them as well. Especially the Googlewhack Adventure is already 3 years old so it’s about time :)

And then today Joseph Jaffe reminded all of us on Twitter about the UNM2PNM initiative he’s doing for ‘Join the Conversation‘ (or Use New Marketing to Prove New Marketing). Just like with ‘Life After the 30-Second Spot‘ everyone who has a business/marketing related blog or podcast that agrees to review ‘Join the Conversation’ in it will receive a free copy of the book. That is… the first I don’t know how many (150 or so). So thanks Joseph, looking forward to the book.

Other books on my wishlist: ‘Welcome to the Creative Age‘ and ‘Herd‘ both by Mark Earls because of this podcast with Hugh, Mark and Johnnie Moore that I listened to today. And that’s about it for now.

Any other books you would definitely recommend? Let me know in the comments.