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    Image of Enterprise 2.0

    New Collaborative Tools for Your Organization's Toughest Challenges

    by Andrew McAfee

    A Soundview Featured Book Review
    One of the first business books to tackle Web 2.0, McAfee's treatise on the next wave of social technology remains a good read for its overall business arguments. This Featured Book Review is intended for any executive that wants to learn the business applications of the social technology tools that captivate his or her employees and customers alike. There's little doubt that hours are being spent interacting with this technology. McAfee helps executives put

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    From Facebook to Twitter, How Today’s Smartest Businesses Grow Themselves

    by Adam L. Penenberg

    Many of the most successful Web 2.0 companies, including MySpace, YouTube, eBay and Twitter are prime examples of what journalist Adam Penenberg calls a “viral loop” –– to use it, you have to spread it. All kinds of businesses –– from the smallest start-ups to nonprofit organizations to the biggest multinational corporations –– can use the paradigm-busting power of viral loops to enable their business through technology.

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    How to Build a Profitable E-Commerce Strategy

    by Michael J. Cunningham

    From new relationships to essential technologies to changing corporate cultures, Cunningham explains what it takes to build a profitable e-commerce strategy from scratch whether you are currently a brick-and-mortar operation or an upstart with a new business model.

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    How Companies Must Change Today to Win the Battle for Internet Consumers

    by Mary Modahl

    Modahl, vice-president of research at Forrester Research Inc., introduces a new model of consumer behavior, called Technographics, to help companies understand how consumers think about and use the Internet. The Technographics information helps guide companies as they plot successful Internet strategies.

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    Passion Driven Growth in an Internet Driven World

    by Terry Pearce, David S. Pottruck

    Pottruck, president and co-CEO of The Charles Schwab Corporation, and co-author Pearce maintain that although the rise of the Internet may seem to have transformed everything about the way business is done, the future still belongs to passionate companies who marry technology with the best qualities of people. In this summary, you will learn what it takes to compete in the new Internet-driven world and what you can do to transform your company into a dynamic, profitable enterprise.

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    How the New Economics of Information Transforms Strategy

    by Philip Evans, Thomas S. Wurster

    Authors Evans and Wurster maintain that the central tenets of traditional business strategy have been “blown up” by the Internet, eliminating both borders and barriers long taken for granted as part of doing business, as well has hastening the development of standards and common connectivity for many years to come. They focus on several key pieces of what they call the “new economics of information,” including richness and reach, deconstruction, and disintermediation.

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  • Image of The Cluetrain Manifesto
    Image of The Cluetrain Manifesto

    The End of Business As Usual

    by Rick Levine, David Weinberger, Doc Searls, Christopher Locke

    What if the Web marketplace is not really based on click-throughs, cookies and credit cards, but on conversations between human beings, all linked through a network that was created by many and controlled by no one? That is the central question of The Cluetrain Manifesto, a revolutionary way of looking at working that makes hash of corporate assumptions about the nature of online business.

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